Valeggio Castle

Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy

Valeggio Castle, situated on tall spurs overlooking the River Mincio, bears the typical characteristics of a Della Scala castle, even if it was most probably built on a pre-existing structure. The Scaligeri family realised its strategic importance and erected a castle featuring the typical massive walls, square towers, battlemented keep, draw-bridge and passage guarded by a tower which is shorter than the others. The castle, built in the 13th and 14h centuries, was in full use until 1500, after which it was abandoned once it had lost its strategic importance.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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José Luis (3 months ago)
Entrance ticket is 2.5 eur Only cash
Javier GM (8 months ago)
Very beautiful place. Only 2eur to go up. Come and explore the views. Was a Templar settlement.
Paul Heller (8 months ago)
From afar it doesn't look that great. Granted we did no go close or even want to go inside. However I believe it offers great views of the region from the tower.
Per Anders Ellingsen (11 months ago)
I castle on top of the hill behind Borghetto . You can park outside the village and walk the stairs up to the castle. Nice castle to visit and pay 2 euros to go inside the tower. You get a very nice view to take pictures from. Worth the short walk up there
Boldizsár Balassai (12 months ago)
It is written on the gate that the courtyard is open everyday, however we were greeted only by closed gates and locks… Lovely italian mentality.
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