Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 in the Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti (30 km form Vacation Rental B&B Borgo di Vigoleno) take place the “Festival of Owls“, an event now in its third edition dedicated to owls, to make known to the general public this species, mysterious and magical.The goal of the events is to protect wild nature of these protected species that should live free in their natural habitat. Various thematic areas of the festival: painting, sculpture, photography, music, Italian craftsmanship, books, gufolandia, conferences and round tables, all rigorously theme Owl.
The Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti, of 150,000 square metres, sprang up around the late XIV-century castle. It was conceived and created at the beginning of the XX century by Duke Giuseppe Visconti of Modrone and assumes the form of an example of the eclectic style, with elements taken from the Italian and French garden and the English park.
Fountains, parterres, statues and bridges blend into a luxuriant natural setting, in which examples of centenarian trees, such as the plane tree or splendid group of Lebanon cedars, stand out.
Other points of note along the visitor’s route include the maze, the playhouse (built for the Duke’s younger daughters Uberta and Nane), the Chapel of Sant’Anna and the fairy-tale courtyard of the castle.