– Cortile (courtyard)

The inner courtyard of the fortress reproduces that of Fénis Castle. It has a trapezoidal layout, dominated by a steep stone staircase with semi-circular steps. It is overlooked by the galleries on the first and second floors, with wooden balustrades and frescoed walls depicting the twenty-five philosophers and sages of antiquity and Saint George and the dragon at the top of the steps. Only the counter-façade wall differs from the original: it is decorated with painted coats of arms, representing the main noble families of 15th-century Piedmont: Savoy, Challant, Saluzzo Manta, Monferrato and San Martino. The courtyard is the real fulcrum of the castle, onto which all the reception and private rooms open; the side staircases lead down to the prisons.


BORGO MEDIEVALE – Viale Virgilio, 107 (Parco del Valentino) 10126 Torino


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