The Casino di Caccia country house is a place of historical interest located in Sant'Angelo all'Esca, about 2 km from the historic centre of the Irpinian village.
A plaque set on the entrance doorway of the dovecote tower, dating from the early 19th century - 1808 to be precise - traces the construction of the building to Pietro De Chinni's desire to create a place for himself and his family. The Casino's distinctive dovecote tower is a classic and rare testament, for the area, to the modus vivendi of the most wealthy noble family of the era. In the first half of the 20th century, the property became owned by the brothers Antonio and Giuseppe De Musis, who dedicated themselves to hunting and horseback riding in the vast estate. Subsequently, the structure passed to the Gargano family, who then sold it to the municipality.
The Casino di Caccia has been recognised as of historical and artistic interest by decree of the Minister for Cultural Heritage and the entire design and execution of the works has taken into account the protection of the building heritage of historical and artistic value. In 2008, the site was restructured with a project financed 50% by the APE Project (Apennines Park of Europe) and the remaining 50% by the Terminio Cervialto Mountain Community. In addition to the structural restoration, care was also taken to restore the square, with flower beds and ornamental plants.
An architectural gem nestled in the Calore Valley, the Casino di Caccia enables visitors to enjoy a delightful panoramic view of the village and the surrounding area from the dovecote tower.
Casino di Caccia
Strada Provinciale 52, 83050 Sant'Angelo all'Esca AV, Italia