Ivrea Castle (Italian: Castello d'Ivrea) is a castle located at Piazza Castello in Ivrea, Italy.

Ivrea Castle
Castello d'Ivrea
Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy
Ivrea Castle in winter
Ivrea Castle is located in Italy
Ivrea Castle
Ivrea Castle
Site history

History edit

It was built in 1358 on behalf of Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy to signify the dominance of the House of Savoy over the region.

In 1676, the northwestern tower, which served as powder magazine, was struck by a lightning. The resulting explosion caused 51 deads, 187 damaged houses and the collapse of the tower itself. The tower has never been rebuilt to its full height.[1]

In the 18th century, the castle was converted into a prison, at the beginning destined to State prisoners only, and later also to common prisoners. It retained this function until 1970.

Description edit

The castle has four towers erected on a plan flank. It is located next to a cathedral and a bishop's palace. The castle is mentioned in the work of Giosuè Carducci.[2][3][4]

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Ivrea (TO) : Castello". Archeocarta (in Italian). Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Castle – Château - CASTELLO DI IVREA - Ivrea". www.petitfute.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  3. ^ "CASTELLO DI IVREA". Turismo Torino e Provincia. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  4. ^ "Ivrea Castle". Anfiteatro Morenico Ivrea. Retrieved 2021-01-18.

External links edit

45°28′05″N 7°52′27″E / 45.46796°N 7.87406°E / 45.46796; 7.87406