Branzoll Castle

Chiusa, Italy

Branzoll Castle was built around the year 1250 by the Lords of Sabiona. Between 1465 and 1671, it was the site of the Prince-Bishop's court judge. In 1671, it was destroyed in a fire. In 1895, reconstruction began. While the castle-keep still contains parts of the former fortress, the residential tract is completely new. The view from the church square of the buildings on both sides and the castle looming over it all is among the architecturally most breathtaking sights the city has to offer.


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Salita Sabiona 2, Chiusa, Italy
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Founded: 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Valerie Thewes (8 months ago)
As already mentioned, nice picture, but also a very hiking environment.
Roland Hyna (13 months ago)
If a visit is definitely going to come back again
sara de felice (15 months ago)
Private building that cannot be visited or reached on foot from the city of Chiusa.
channel max (2 years ago)
His real name is Burg Branzoll. Its construction dates back to the thirteenth century on behalf of the lords of Sabiona. In the fourteenth century it passed to the Bishops of Bressanone who entrusted it to their own captain (hence the current name). It was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1671. The current building is the result of a fanciful reconstruction of 1931. The tower, instead, is that of the medieval construction. It cannot be visited, it is private.
Rene Loomeijer (2 years ago)
Walked up the route from the old city center. After a few minutes' walk there will be a junction where you have the choice between walking to the left of the 20-minute route or to the right of the 40-minute route. We have turned left. Fairly steep walk. Children also walk upstairs, but then it takes a little longer. On the way benches to sit. A walk is worth it: beautiful views and beautiful churches that you can visit. Difference in height around 230 meters, about a kilometer up.
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