The castles of Lagnasco
The castles of the Marquis Tapparelli D’Azeglio of Lagnasco consist of three different buildings that were built at the end of the XI century and developed until the XVIII century.
Around 1100 the Marquis of Busca built a defense fortalice (the present central building). During the first half of the XIV century, a period characterised by territorial fights (among the others also the Angiò took part in them), the building was expanded by Manfredo IV of Saluzzo.
From the second half of the XIV century the castles became the official house of the dynasty of Tapparelli. In the XVI century the castles were renewed by Benedetto I Tapparelli, an eclectic and refined person who was a judge in Saluzzo during the reign of French François I.
After having been shared with other noble families, at the end of the XIX century the last descendant of the dynasty Emanuele d’Azeglio Tapparelli took the castles under his control.
After his death in 1890 the castles and the estate were given to the community, as Emanuele d’Azeglio Tapparelli was a noble man not only of dynasty, but also of spirit.
From 1998 to 2008 some renewing works upgraded this extraordinary example of artistic and architectural evolution.
You can find further information on the Castles on www.castellidilagnasco.it.