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The Royal castle of Sarre: photo description (Castello Di Sarre)

The Royal castle of Sarre in the eponymous town in the Italian region of Val d'aosta for many years was the summer residence of the Savoy dynasty. Today turned into a Museum and opened for tourists. Special attention it deserve a gallery of trophies and Hall of fame.

The castle was built in 1710, the year in the ruins of the fortress, the first mention of which dates back to the mid 13th century. Several times it passed from hand to hand until it was purchased by the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II, by whose order the building was restored and used as a hunting residence of the Royal visits to the Val d Aosta. By order of the first king of Italy, the castle was also built new stables and tower, and inside the room was completely modified. Responsible for the design of the castle was appointed the superintendent of the Milan Palazzo Reale.

The heir of Vittorio Emanuele, Umberto I used Castello Sarah as a hunting residence. In the last years of his reign, he ordered a complete restoration of the interior of the castle. Just then there appeared a stuffed mountain goats and Alpine chamois. In this castle was visited by Queen Maria josé, even after the fall of the monarchy. And in 1989, the year Costello Sarah became the property of the government of the Autonomous region of Val d'aosta.

The castle is a long structure with a square tower in the centre. Restoration work carried out here at the end of the 20th century, helped to keep the point of the castle - like Alpine residence and Museum, reminiscent of the once-powerful Savoy dynasty. Access to the first floor's now open for everyone. The rooms are located so that to acquaint tourists with the Museum in the framework of tours that start every half hour. Here you can see the portraits of members of the house of Savoy (in the reception Hall and the Cabinet of engravings), learn about the Royal hunting grounds in the Alps and, in fact, to get acquainted with the history of the castle. Rooms of the upper floors of antique furniture found here during the restoration. On the second floor visitors can explore the Royal chambers with a huge game room, a gallery of hunting trophies and private apartments for the first time open to the public. The third floor is entirely devoted to the history of the Savoy dynasty in the 20th century - here are the fate of Vittorio Emanuele III, Elena di Montenegro, Umberto II and Maria josé, who was closely connected with the history of the Val d Aosta.