Castello Reale di Sarre

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Castello Reale di Sarre
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About
The time span of almost a millennium represents the background of this castle. It was built in its present form at the beginning of the eighteenth century and in 1869 it became the property of the king Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, who chose him as one of his favourite hunting lodges. The visit includes the royal apartments on the main floor with the living room and the trophy gallery, an extraordinary tribute to the king's passion for hunting, here transformed into decorative art. Some teaching rooms were arranged on the ground floor to explore the history of the royal hunts in the Alps and the history of the castle, while the second floor rooms retrace the history of the Savoy dynasty in the twentieth century through the furniture and the portraits.
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Daniel T
Northport, MI353 contributions
Interesting Castle with history
Aug 2019 • Family
Part of Italian history and there is a good guided tour (in Italian, but with an English printed description). Collection of photos, furniture etc from the royal family. Somewhat appalling the number of animals killed for the ‘decorations’...but it was a hunting lodge in another time.... Beautiful setting
Written 13 September 2019
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AriannaB
Lund, Sweden301 contributions
Interesting history, but terrible guide
Jul 2019 • Family
This is my second time at the Sarre castle, although I remember very little from the first visit which took place about 20 years ago
The sign for the street that reach the castle and its parking is a bit hidden and one has to make an effort to find the tiny road the brings up.
The castle is very well kept and the price for the visit is very accessible.
The castle can be visited with a guide in the upper floors. Our guide was not exactly my favorite type. She seemed to be in hurry, she wanted people to stay still when speaking, she was almost yelling if people were walking where they were not supposed to (but no signs or fence was pointing that out) or touching pieces of furniture that were not protected by any marking either. When asking questions she seemed a bit annoyed and the whole experience seemed rushed through the different rooms.
We visited with the guide the upper floor, where the royal family had its rooms, constituted by some bedrooms and the hall and the big living room, where a big pool table was supposed to have been there. Impressive that the textile had been reproduced from existing fragments. We visited also the third floor, which today is mostly an exhibition of paintings and few furniture and which was unclear how they were used, since they were supposed to be for the guests. Part of the floor was not accessible to visitors.
The tower was not mentioned and not include in the visit either.
It was very interesting though to be in this environment as of course one get a glimpse of the history of the Savoy Royal family although there is plenty to say about each of them. Maria Jose' and Umbert II were surely queen and king for a month, but a lot of events are around their persona anyway.
Maria Jose' was spending some time in the castle during Second World War and came back to it when the castle became opened to visitors.
The ground floor is mostly a museum with a magnificent plaster model of the Alps in Val D'Aosta as well as a wooden model of the castle.
I think it is a pity that there is no room that looks as when the castle was in used and not even mentioned for what those rooms were used for.
I think it would be interesting to know where they were eating, where was the kitchen, how did they get water, although we understood from the guide that electricity and running water was brought in in the castle during the 30s.
One can visit also outside. Again unknown what the buildings were used for or how did the garden look. Still existing the little chapel, in a separate building.
Alltogether, a decent experience, but the guide didn't contribute to make it pleasant with her bitter tone and rush. My daughter complained she couldn't follow as she spoke too fast for her and I saw some of the other participants, not Italians, having troubles as well.
Written 12 July 2019
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Jose H
1,154 contributions
Royal Hunting castle
Jul 2019 • Friends
This castle was used by Italian royalty for activities like hunting and hiking. There are 2 rooms with a decor that incorporates antlers. I have never seen anything like it before. To see the rooms, you are escorted by a guide. The tour is in Italian, but there is English written material available.
Written 6 July 2019
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Yves M
Nyon, Switzerland294 contributions
Better alternative
Sep 2018 • Couples
Bad experience for us. Tried to visit but were told that you could not visit without a guide, that guided tours were only available after a long wait, and that it would be Italian only. Very disappointing and not tourist friendly at all. Very rude lady (dismissive) at the entry.
Written 16 September 2018
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macebett
Milan, Italy229 contributions
The Castle of Horns
Feb 2018 • Couples
3.612: how many horns you can admire on the walls of the Castle of Sarre, near Aosta city, in two big rooms and a gallery . Here, Umberto 1 of Savoia family, King of Italy, enjoyed to spend time hunting ibex and suedes. Decorations on the walls are surprising for creativity and regularity. Unique in Europe, it is worth to visit. Not only for the Castle but also for the location ( wonderful panorama from the terrace ) and to know the historic period in Italy when Monarchy was in power.
Cecilia by Milano
Written 12 February 2018
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viviana754
Biella, Italy65 contributions
Different Castle
Mar 2017 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. One of the residences of the Savoia royal family, used for the royal hunts in the Aosta Valley. Great guided tour!
Written 26 March 2017
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chenit
Herzliya, Israel289 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2016 • Family
The story behind the castle and the royal Italian family is very interesting. The explanation, unfortunately, is in Italian and not English (if you don't speak Italian, hope to be the only person in the tour to get it in English).
The garden below is also beautiful and pleasant.
You'd better read a little bit about the Italian royal family before you come.
Written 25 October 2016
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Anthony-440551
Gudja, Malta10 contributions
A Gem waiting to be discovered!
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is one of the castles that travellers to Val d'Aosta should make it a point to visit. It used to be the hunting lodge of the Savoia royal family, It commands stunning views of the underlying valley. It has its own free car park and is easily reachable from the SS26. If you want to enjoy a guided tour of the castel make sure that you visit the place before 6.00pm, since guided tours end by that time!
Written 7 August 2016
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J E
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
Castle Sarre
May 2016
It is a castle that stood above on TOP of a hill. It seems old. It was very interesting to be honest. At least for those history lovers.
Written 10 May 2016
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spike_ge
Genoa58 contributions
picturesque guided tour
Jun 2014 • Couples
for five euro (full price) you can visit the small royal castle of Sarre, it is placed up to a hill with great view on Aosta and the whole valley. That is not the most unforgettable detail of the visit though, the two rooms plastered with horns are impressive and the visit is enhanced by the italian guide that will describe the history of the place with the most lively and refined description you could ever expect. Don't think it would have same appeal in English though.
Bad thing is that you can't have picnick on the castle benches court and there is no place outside. We encamped outside on a rock to eat our sandwiches
Written 1 July 2014
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