Kastelbell Castle

Castelbello, Italy

Kastelbell castle was built by the lords of Montalban in the 12th century. The oldest document of castle dates back to 1238. The castle was extended from 1531 by the counts of Hendl. After fires in the 19th century it was left to decay, but restored in 1987-1995.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Mario Clara (2 years ago)
Un castello fantastico. Almeno dall'esterno. Spero di avere presto la possibilità di vederlo dall'interno. Grande
Helmut Zischg (2 years ago)
Ein idealer Ort für Ausstellungen (es gibt immer wieder sehr interessante) und Konzerte. Auch Hochzeiten werden im Schloss gefeiert. Wir waren bei einer dabei und waren (auch) vom Ambiente sehr begeistert
sadly was close , but i think it is a must stop , the apple vineyards and fruit trees and wine vineyard surrounding the Castel is amzimg
Alessandro Carraro (2 years ago)
Consiglio di chiamare prima per accertarsi degli orari perché al di fuori degli orari della visita guidata il castello è chiuso. La guida è disponibile e abbastanza preparata. Il castello è spoglio perché gran parte degli arredi è andata persa negli incendi.
channel max (2 years ago)
Bel castello(lo dice anche il nome), che si incontra viaggiando da Merano in direzione del passo Resia. Si trova in Val Venosta, non come citato da un'altra recensione che lo collocava in Val Pusteria (la Val Pusteria e' tra Bressanone e Dobbiaco). E' stato restaurato e si presenta in ottime condizioni. Si visita nel periodo estivo(verificate sul sito gli orari). La visita e' limitata ad alcune stanze, data la presenza nel suo interno di un ristorante. Bella soprattutto la posizione.
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