"Castello Contessa Adelaide" Susa Things to Do Tip by JLBG
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The story of Adelaide is tightly tied with the history Susa. She was born between 1010 and 1016 in the castle that now bears its name from Olderic Manfred, count of Turin and marquis of Susa and Berte of Este. She was the grand daughter of Arduino il Glabrione, un "condotierre" that ousted the Sarrazins from the valley of Susa in 976. Twice widowed, she married Oddone, Count of Savoie and Maurienne, sun of Umberto Biancamano/Humbert aux Blanches Mains (Humbert the White Handed).
She brought him as a dowry a wide borderland "la marca arduinica" and "la marca del territorio Canavese". This marriage was the origin of the power of the Savoie dynasty that ruled the whole territory of the Alps. Their patrimony covered Savoie and Maurienne on the western side of the Alps, and on the eastern side, the Marquisate of Susa, the county of Turin, the Val d'Aoste and a great deal of castles and territories in Liguria.
Adelaide gave birth to five children. The kings of Italy are the descendants of Adelaide.
The first photo shows the castle from the city center.
The second photo shows the entrance into the castle from top, from the Arco di Auguste.
The third photo shows archeological excavations in progress in the catle yard.
The fourth photo shows the outer wall of the castle from the castle yard. The Arco di Auguste is hidden behind.
The last photo shows a part of the castle, seen from the yard, nos used for art exhibitions.
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