Torri del Benaco Castle

Torri del Benaco, Italy

The present castle at Torri del Benaco (Castello Scaligero) was built by Antonio della Scala in 1383 to the ruins of a older castle dating back to the Xth century. The West Tower of older castle still remains. In 1760 the second curtain wall was torn down to make way for the Lemon Grove. The decline of the castle ended in 1980 when the Commune of Torri started complete restoration under the architect Rudi Arrigo.

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Founded: 1383
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Callum Patterson (2 years ago)
The most beautiful place on earth
Laurence Wells (2 years ago)
Loverly little castle with amazing citrus gardens and great views if the lake. Well worth the entrance fee €9 family of 3
Richard Hyde (2 years ago)
Excellent museum with well displayed exhibits and currently a very good and moving display about the Great War. Most rooms also have screens for viewing videos about the use of displayed items and traditional working methods e.g. fishing, olive culture. Sound tracks are either German or Italian.
Bret W. (2 years ago)
Worth a stop for a little history and great views
Simrunk Rathore (2 years ago)
It was very beautiful and peaceful. Not many places to eat, but if you want to walk about and take really good photos, this is the place.
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