Exploring Castello della Manta in Cuneo, Italy

Join The National Arts Club and Friends of FAI on a journey to the medieval Castello della Manta in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Built as a fortress in the twelfth century, the Castello was transformed into an imposing palace beginning in the fifteenth century. Set in the rolling hills of the Varaita Valley and commanding a magnificent view of the Cottian Alps, the complex boasts an imposing tower and a majestic garden. Its most exemplary feature, however, is the baronial hall with its fascinating and somewhat mysterious frescoes.

Our guide for this virtual visit will be Chiara de Rege, New York City-based interior designer and granddaughter of the castle’s current owner, Countess Elisabetta de Rege. Chiara will share her childhood memories growing up amid this historic backdrop.

Francesca Fossati from FAI / The National Trust of Italy will discuss the site’s history, its vivid frescoes, and the restorations currently in progress.

Escape with us to the beauty of Italy–no passport required.

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When: Thu., July 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424
Price: Free, donation suggested
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Join The National Arts Club and Friends of FAI on a journey to the medieval Castello della Manta in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Built as a fortress in the twelfth century, the Castello was transformed into an imposing palace beginning in the fifteenth century. Set in the rolling hills of the Varaita Valley and commanding a magnificent view of the Cottian Alps, the complex boasts an imposing tower and a majestic garden. Its most exemplary feature, however, is the baronial hall with its fascinating and somewhat mysterious frescoes.

Our guide for this virtual visit will be Chiara de Rege, New York City-based interior designer and granddaughter of the castle’s current owner, Countess Elisabetta de Rege. Chiara will share her childhood memories growing up amid this historic backdrop.

Francesca Fossati from FAI / The National Trust of Italy will discuss the site’s history, its vivid frescoes, and the restorations currently in progress.

Escape with us to the beauty of Italy–no passport required.

Click here to register.

Buy tickets/get more info now