Spring is the best period to visit castles. We are not in the Loire region but in the province of Cuneo. The castle of Racconigi welcomed the marquis of Saluzzo and Fossano, before being owned by the Savoia family. Then it became a neoclassic residence and it was then enlarged by Carlo Alberto in the middle of the XIX century.
The Province of Cuneo extends to the southwestern tip of Piedmont, and borders France to the west and Liguria to the south. The Alps , with the Monviso massif and the hills of
Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France. True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.