Tower of Count Paolo Ballada of Saint Robert (Torre del Conte Paolo Ballada di Saint Robert)
On the highest point of the park we find the panoramic tower, built in the second half of the nineteenth century by Count Paolo Ballada di San Robert, who used it as an astronomical observatory, from which it is possible to admire a splendid 360° panorama that embraces the entire Alpine arc from Monte Rosa to the Maritime Alps, from the hills of Monferrato to those of Langa up to the Ligurian Apennines.
Since 2012, the park and the tower have housed a museum itinerary dedicated to the Count of San Robert. The visitor has the opportunity to discover the life and significance of the Count's works through his highly talented studies and forerunner of modern theories: ballistics. artillery, mechanics, hypsometry, thermodynamics; his interests: botany, entomology; his passions: the mountains.
• Availability: can be visited by appointment
Comune di Castagnole delle Lanze
- Luoghi d'interesse
- Torre del Conte Ballada di Saint Robert a Castagnole delle Lanze
- CASTAGNOLE DELLE LANZE (torre panoramica)