Lazise Castle Ruins

Lazise, Italy

This fortified town of Lazise was first mentioned in a document dated 983 AD, yet the present castle was erected during the reign of Bartolomeo and Antonio della Scala, as evidenced by the fact that the castle bears their initials in several places. The castle was at one time protected by draw-bridges and heavy gates. Judging by its size, the castle presumably served to offer protection (in time of strife) not only to the inhabitants of Lazise, but to those of the outlying districts as well. The size of the nearby military port also tends to support this theory.

During the period of Venetian domination, two fully-armed galleons were anchored here, yet by the end of the 16th century, the fortress no longer served as a military base and Venice handed it over first to Lazise and then to some noble families in the area.

Villa Bernini – Buri now comprises the castle and a park, the latter having been created when the port’s walls were taken down.



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Via Castello 13, Lazise, Italy
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Marcelo Arenas (2 months ago)
Lazise and its castle are a pitoresc feature of Lake of Riva in Italy. It's a surprising place and considered on of the oldest communities of the Country.
Abbie J (2 years ago)
Highly recommend paying a little extra to get the special tour of the dock, it’s beautiful!
bronsy23 (2 years ago)
Visited here on the boat we rented out from peschiera, took us about 30mins to get here, first time boating so don't know if that's slow or what, took a while to moor in the harbour but eventually got it tied up somehow, first timers, had a walk around town which is pretty cool and had some lunch by the lake, worth a visit if in boat, we only had the hire for 4 hours so by the time we got back we just returned to peschiera
Lars Kühne (3 years ago)
Quite the Tourist City, a lot of stores and Cafés, nice view of the Lake, when there is no market.
Valentina Meredith (3 years ago)
Lazise very romantic place built inside the castello Scaligeri full of ice cream parlors , restaurants and a variety of individual shops the food is amazing very elegant place
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