Belfort castle was built in 1311. In 1670 it was badly damaged by fire, and was decided to be rebuilt entirely. In 1785 the castle lost its importance and was abandoned.

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Founded: 1311
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ian Hufton (19 months ago)
Accidentally discovered a castle. Was an excellent use of an hour!
Adrian Pricaz (19 months ago)
This place is literally never closed 10/10 would barbecue there after closing hours
David Millett (2 years ago)
Interesting place
ovi gym (2 years ago)
Ok
Christiaan E (3 years ago)
Small castle, free entrance!
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