Belasi Castle

Campodenno, Italy

Belasi Castle was probably built during the 12th century and it overlooks the valley from a cliff above the river with the same name, in an area called Lover in the municipality of Campodenno. It belongs to the group of medieval castles that were built on the right bank of Non valley. In the 16th century the castle lost its original functions, which were administrative and of control, becoming a noble residence continuosly occupied until the end of World War II, when it was abandoned.

The castle has been recently bought by the Campodenno municipality, in order to be recovered for a public fruition.



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

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Roos B (9 months ago)
idyllic venue in apple orchard, recently fully renovated with modern touches of glass, steel etc throughout
Francesco Visintainer (9 months ago)
Local administration did a great job renovating this castle!
Veronica Patton (14 months ago)
Super recommended guided tour! in the castle there are many wonderful frescoes and very interesting temporary exhibitions. Obligatory stop also the castle bar which offers a substantial aperitif at a moderate price and the church which is located a few steps from the castle
Roberto Gamberoni (15 months ago)
Visited several times, however, today 25 September 2022 for a stroke of luck we had an exceptional guide ... Truly prepared both on the history of the castle from its origins and on contemporary art ... You spend almost 2 hours without realizing it. The castle can be reached by car with convenient parking. Beautiful view of the apple orchards. The castle is also suitable for contemporary art exhibitions .. And also for events such as weddings ... Associations etc. The castle has been restored by the municipality ... It took almost 20 years ... But now a gem to visit absolutely.
Luca Penasa (16 months ago)
Beautiful renovated manor, owned by the municipality of Campodenno managed by the Val di Non apt. Inside you can visit many rooms, the chapel and the stables. Inside, on weekends there is a bar run by the volunteers of the pro loco. The flaw is the complete lack of furniture, most of the floors and French windows and balustrades of the time. Inside there were 3 different art exhibitions. To contextualize more, I would include exhibitions of historical objects rather than contemporary art exhibitions.
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