sabbionara castello di avio
sabbionara castello di avio

Castello di Sabbionara d’Avio

A particular example of medieval castles with a clearly Venetian influence

At the slopes of Monte Vignola and at the heart of the Vallagarina valley rises the castle of Sabbionara d'Avio. First written documents about this renowned fortress date back to the 12th century.

Those passing the enterance hall will arrive to a number of buildings surrounding a mighty donjon of the 11th century. Among them is the Palazzo Baronale with its numerous art treasures and the renowned Stanza dell'amore, the room of love. Moreover, the castle boasts five guard towers; one of them is the so-called Picadora, where those sentenced to death by hanging were hung. Finally, the castle is also surrounded by a battlemented wall.

In the course of the centuries the castle, which once belonged to the renowned Castelbarco family, changed hands quickly, from Venetian aristocrats to the Austrian emperor and other noble families of the Vallagarina valley. The Countess Castelbarco finally donated the idyllic castle to an organisation called FAI, the Italian foundation for environment.

Since February 2015 the castle can be visited.

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Opening times

  • Thu 21 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 22 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 23 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 24 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 25 Oct closed
  • Tue 26 Oct closed
  • Wed 27 Oct 10:00 - 17:00

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Opening times: (04/29/2021 - 09/30/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times: (10/01/2021 - 11/21/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

Ticket normal: € 8,00
Reduced ticket (6-18 years): € 4,00
Students up to 25 years: € 6,00

Free entrance: Children up to 5 years

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To visit the castle, a reservation is necessary.

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