CASTELLO DI CAIDATE, SUMIRAGO (VA)

The Caidate castle was born around the late medieval tower. The main body and its courtyard were built by the Visconti family in the XIV century.  In the XVII century, the castle was inherited by the Bigli family (1612), it was enlarged and the colonnade was built. Further additions were[…]

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CASTELLO DI CASAMASSELLA, LECCE

The first documents referencing the Casamassella Castle and the settlement which surrounds it date from medieval times, when the castle was the fortified residence of the fiefdom of Ruggero Maramonte under the reign of Carlo I d’Angiò (Charles of Anjou).Its geographical location in the hinterlands immediately bordering Otranto, hidden from[…]

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CASTELLO DI FUMONE, FUMONE (FR)

Since the 10th century the history of the Fumone Castle is strongly tied to that of the church.The impregnable fortress of Fumone was used by the popes for over 500 years as defensive citadel and as prison for political enemies.The most renowned episode that took place in the Castle of[…]

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CASTELLO DI LURANO, LURANO (BG)

The Castello Secco Suardo is made up of a group of structures built around a central rectangular courtyard. The grand entryway is on the western façade, which faces the gardens (redesigned in the late 18th century as a botanical garden, including several rare and valuable species of trees and plants)[…]

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CASTELLO DI MAGRANO, GUBBIO (PG)

The Castle of Magrano was built on a promontory surrounded by the Chiascio river, in the region of Gubbio, Umbria.Immersed in an uncontaminated landscape, bordered by woods, grasslands and waters, the history of Magrano dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was at the heart of the defense of[…]

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CASTELLO DI MONTALTO, CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)

Its rich history dating back over one thousand years, the Castle of Montalto lies in one of the loveliest and most unspoiled parts of the Chianti area in Tuscany, not far from Siena. Part of the castle and the houses surrounding it are offered directly by the owner as self-catering[…]

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CASTELLO DI MONTEGUALANDRO, TUORO (PG)

The Castle of Montegualandro is located in Tuoro sul Trasimeno, at the border with Tuscany, on the summit of a hill overlooking the whole Trasimeno Lake area. This particular position has made the Castle an important military infrastructure, which several sources date back as far as the Etruscan period, in[…]

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CASTELLO DI MONTORO, TERNI

The San Giovanni farm is located 5km away from the medieval town of Montoro. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an outdoor patio of 200 sqm.The Castle is characterized by a squared sighting tower of remarkable size. On its summit a bell-ring tower was then added, in addition to[…]

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CASTELLO DI MURO LUCANO, MURO LUCANO (PZ)

Pianello, the original center of Muro Lucano, is set on a steep ridge below the castle to which is connected by a tortuous and narrow path. Its location and traditional residential grouping make it extremely suggestive.  The origin of the castle of Muro Lucano is uncertain, in the second half[…]

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CASTELLO DI PIOVERA, PIOVERA (AL)

Built on medieval foundations, in the XIV century the castle of Piovera was made by the Visconti of Milan as a mighty fortress. The castle was passed on to the Spanish, the French, from the Savoy to the Balbi; then it was finally purchased by count Niccolò Calvi di Bergolo,[…]

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