Photos courtesy of Castello di Pavone
Single rooms: 130–200 euros
Double rooms: 165 euros
Suites: 220–260 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.
Open: all year
Ivrea is roughly 40 km north of Torino. From the Torino- Aosta motorway, exit at Ivrea. The castle is 500 meters away.
Nearby: horseback riding; golf; tennis; skiing
In an area full of castles but few castle hotels, Pavone is a delightful exception. This 4-star hotel will surely fulfill the wish of the most intense castle junkie.
Although not sounding terribly romantic, the former horse stables now serve as the reception area, and some of the guest rooms are located where the hay was once stored. You would never know it. Vaulted or wood beamed ceilings overlook elegantly furnished rooms—many with views.
If you’re an Olympic athlete from Torino, climb the steps to the wonderful tower suite with a view of the Alps.
Don’t miss dinner in the elegant, candlelight restaurant with ancient frescos on the walls. Piedmont specialties are featured.
Although guest rooms are few, the castle can host hundreds of guests in its convention facilities and banqueting rooms.
Cooking classes (prior arrangement for groups)