Grazzano Visconti - Guided visits to the Park of the Castle
Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays from 19 March to 25 June 2017 and from 6 August to 12 November 2017
The Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti - created at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th by the Duke Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, who also created this fascinating village - covers 15 hectares and is part of the circuit of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.
The splendid Castle of Grazzano Visconti, dating from the 14th century and owned by the Visconti family stands within the Park. (The Castle is not open to visits).
The Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti began the 2017 season on Sunday 19 March. The park will remain open for guided visits (on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and holidays) until 25 June 2017.
After the summer break the Park will re-open to the public from 6 August until 12 November 2017.
The daytime guided visits 'Alla scoperta del Parco' will take place on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and holidays (morning and afternoon) at times that vary according to the season. The visits may be cancelled in the event of bad weather or when there are private events.
Visits by day or night can be arranged for groups of at least 25 people if booked ahead of time.
It is possible to participate - by booking ahead of time - on night-time guided visits, owlwatching, fireflies and owls: with torches to discover the nocturnal animals that live in the park and to use modern research instruments to monitor the nocturnal fauna, with the possibility of calling the Scops owl using the 'playback' technique.
The guided visits are organised by Noctua srl: as well as the historical-cultural aspects, the park guides will point out the animal presences (squirrels, owls, foxes ....) and botanic (from an example of a plane tree more than 150 years old and a lime of 80, from the American cypress to the cedar of Lebanon ...) examples of great interest found in the park.
Adults: 7 euro
Reduced (5-14 years): 4 euro
Over 65: 6 euro
For groups of at least 25 people: it is possible to book a vist to the park also on days other than those of official opening.
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