Lancellotti Castle

Lauro, Italy

The city of Lauro is known for the imposing Lancellotti Castle, built in the 11th century in a beautiful panoramic position. The first written mention of the Castle appeared in a document of the 10th century, the owner of the 'Castel Lauri' was a certain Raimundo.

The castle was set on fire by the French army in 1799. The building, which appears today as it was reconstructed in 1872 by Prince Filippo Lancellotti, was inaugurated on the same year on the feast day of the patron saints, August 25th, and presents a composite architectural style of Gothic, Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Baroque. T

he castle stands in a small and elegant 19th-century garden, with a central circular fountain that was previously part of a large 17th-century park destroyed during the events of 1799. To the right of the Renaissance wooden portal is the stable, which houses a remarkable 17th-century statue. At the back, a small gate leads to the secret garden, while the family chapel and part of the private apartments are located behind. In front of the avenue, a short bridge connects the courtyard to the residence.


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Salita Castello 3, Lauro, Italy
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Tony (3 months ago)
Lucky enough to get a tour. Very nice views.
Napoleon K. (4 months ago)
I attended a wedding party! Amazing
eugene corcione (15 months ago)
Very well up kept facility. The care takers are extremely nice! The history is great. Would highly recommend checking this place out.
Francesca Menna (17 months ago)
Bella location
Fabien Heinen (4 years ago)
Nice peaceful town, away from the hustle and bustle from Naples.
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