Rotund Castle

Tubre, Italy

Rotund castle was built around 900 by the bishops of Chur. In 1150 the bishop give the castle to noble family Rotund. After the family line died out in 1288 the castle has had several owners. It was restored in the 15th century. The ruin is freely accessible but there is a risk of collapse.

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Tella 7, Tubre, Italy
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Founded: c. 900 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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channel max (12 months ago)
These are the ruins of an ancient castle (probably dating back to before the year one thousand ...) which served to control the transits between the Val Venosta and the Engadine. Controlled by the vassals of the Princes / Bishops of Chur, and later by those of the Habsburgs. At his feet took place one of the bloodiest fights in the region, the Battle of the Calva, where, in 1499, the Swiss (clearly fewer in number), defeated the Habsburgs. The castle is more than 1500 meters high and can be reached from the village of Tubre with an uphill path (the difference in height is about 300m ...). Very scenic.
Emanuela Moroni (2 years ago)
We see that maintenance operations have been carried out but otherwise it seems rather abandoned to itself. Once there must have been a sign telling the story but now there is no more .. Too bad.
Uwe Bungert (2 years ago)
Great panorama
Stuart Thrush (3 years ago)
Great spot and well intact. Would be nice with some historical reading to know more about the castle.
Josef Tomek (3 years ago)
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