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.

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm (3rd of March to 30th of September 2019)
Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm (1st of October to 24th of November 2019)

In August also opened on Tuesdays.

Entrance fees:
Ticket normal: 7,50 €
Reduced ticket: 3,00 €

Further information:
Castello di Avio
via al Castello
38063 Avio
phone: +39 0464 684453
faiavio@fondoambiente.it

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel San Giacomo
    Hotel

    Hotel San Giacomo

  2. Camping Ciclamino
    Camping

    Camping Ciclamino

Tips and more infos