castel ivano
castel ivano

Castel Ivano

An impressive past, numerous legends and an imposing architecture - this is Castel Ivano.

High above the village of Ivano Fracena in the eastern part of the Valsugana valley towers Castel Ivano. Surrounded by a spacious park with more than 400 kinds of flowers, the medieval castle boasts a true natural paradise.

Even if first written documents date back to the year 1187 after Christ, the original castle was built at a much earlier stage, namely in 590 after Christ. Numerous aristocrats have been living in this castle, from the noble family Scala di Verona to the Visconti and the da Cararra.

The oldest gateway looks towards the village and those crossing the mighty watchtower can still have a look at the emblems of the aristocrats once living here. Once you have passed the castle moat and entered the castle, you will reach the outer courtyard, featuring a fountain and a historic 16th century acacia. When walking further you will arrive at the Sala del Vecchio Fienile - the hall of the old hayrick - and a chapel dating of the 17th century. Slightly further there is the inner courtyard, boasting two buildings connected by a loggia.

Today the castle is the seat of an important cultural centre called Castel Ivano Incontri and hosts conferences, exhibitions and international art events. Among its special treasures there is a collection of ink bottles and a collection of wooden sculptures.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed
  • Fri 04 Dec closed
  • Sat 05 Dec closed
  • Sun 06 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/06/2020 - 12/03/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Opening times: (07/15/2020 - 09/13/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 14:30 - 14:30
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 14:30 - 14:30

Admission

Ticket: 8.00 €
Reduced ticket: 4.00 €

More information

The castle can be visited by appointment only.

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