castello di castelfondo
castello di castelfondo

Castello di Castelfondo

Once the scene of the most important political battles in the Val di Non valley, the castle is nestled in dense forest between the rivers Rabiola and Novella

Near Castelfondo, the Castello di Castelfondo is located, once protagonist in the most important political events of the Val di Non valley.

It is believed that the castle of Castelfondo has Roman roots, although it was first mentioned in documents in the 12th century with the construction of the imposing keep. From the 14th century onwards, numerous residential buildings were built around the main tower. The elegant arcade in the inner courtyard was built in 1492.

Inside the castle there is an armoury, a library, an archive and some decorated rooms: the "Camera del foro", the Fireplace Room, the "Camera longa", the Don Quixote Room and the Bishop's Room. Near the castle is also the Church of St. Mary, whose apse contains frescoes from various centuries. The church was restored in 1528. Next to the church there is a 25-metre high circular tower with crenellations. It was built by Siegmund the Rich in Coin and today it is called "Torre di Santa Maria sul dosso di Castelfondo".

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The castle is in private hands and cannot be visited.

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