Cles Castle

Cles, Italy

Isolated on a hummock surrounded by terraced orchards in the artificial basin of Santa Giustina, Cles Castle was built as a fortification to control the Roman road, which used to link the two banks of Stream Noce via a wooden bridge. The original ancient centre was composed of the 'Age-old Tower'. Prince-Bishop Bernardo Clesio had the castle expanded and given a Renaissance style look.

At the beginning of the 16th century the castle was attacked, during the so-called Peasant Rebellion, and in 1825 suffered a severe fire, yet it still boasts indoor some 16th century frescoes ascribed to Marcello Fogolino.

Now property of the Barons of Cles, the castle is closed to the public except for special summer events.



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Via del Castello 4, Cles, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Paolo Sklim (9 months ago)
Imposing castle overlooking the lake. Too bad not being able to visit it completely due to an important internal restoration.
Berni Endlicher (9 months ago)
Awesome location incredible scenery
elisabetta spatafora (10 months ago)
Path of the waterfalls - Val Genova Carisolo. For those who love to walk in the green and enjoy the silence of the woods. A paradise
elzeard1 (11 months ago)
Externally very beautiful, but not open to visitors, I think private.
sofia bubola (2 years ago)
Visto solo da fuori dato che la strutta é chiusa. Posizione ottima per la vista sia sul castello che sul lago.
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