castello di pavone

Photos courtesy of Castello di Pavone








The location of the Castello di Pavone has always been an ancient one, if the 9th-century date of part of the exterior walls are any indication. A Romanesque church in the inner courtyard was built in 850.

The castle itself dates from the 14th century and served the strategic function of protecting the surrounding estate from invasions that swept down from the north.

At different times in its history, the castle was owned by King Arduino, the Bishop of Ivrea, and House of Savoy.

Alfredo d’Andrade restored the castle at the end of the 19th century, and a final effort 100 years later by the Gidice family, the castle’s current owners, have transformed the property into wonderful accommodations.

Pamela’s Perspective

Not listed yet in any of the conventional guidebooks, this unique castle hotel is easy to find and a convenient base for exploring the northern Piedmont region and the Valle d’Aosta.


Castello di Pavone

A 14th-century castle


10081 Pavone Canavese
Tel: ++39 0125 672 111
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Fast facts

27 rooms

Single rooms: 130–145 euros
Double rooms: 165 euros
Suites: 220–260 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.

Open: all year

Getting there

Ivrea is roughly 40 km north of Torino. From the Torino- Aosta motorway, exit at Ivrea. The castle is 500 meters away.

What to do

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.

Something special

curlicueCooking classes (prior arrangement for groups)