Bosco del Sasseto

Nov 07, 2018 94

In the late 19th century, a banker named Edoardo Cahen purchased the castle of Torre Alfina and the surrounding forests. It’s rumored that his family obtained titles (marquis) and royal support for having supported King Victor Emmanuel II during the key period of the Italian Risorgimento.

Cahen spent significant sums on restructuring the castle, which still dominates the town’s skyline. He also poured funds into designing paths throughout the dense forest that lies at the foot of the village, the so-called Bosco del Sasseto, which he turned into his own private garden.

 

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