Corno Castle

Isera, Italy

Castel Corno (“Horn”) gets its name from the spur of the cliff on which it stands. Just a few minutes from Rovereto, in a strategic location, Castel Corno offers a unique view, which runs from the flow of the Adige River to the Piccole Dolomiti. Founded around year 1000, it has a structure which perfectly adapts to the territory’s morphology: located on the spur of a cliff, it is divided into an upper and lower castle.

At the heart of weapon facts and legends, the castle was the object of contention and conquest for various noble dynasties and military exploits, leading to its inexorable decline after the Napoleonic occupation. Property of the Castelcorno family, it first belonged to the Castelbarco family in the 18th century and later to Liechtenstein in 1500. The castle has been managed by the town of Isera since 1928.



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Founded: c. 1000 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Air_40alan _ (22 days ago)
le difese del lago idro durante la grande guerra (6 months ago)
Nice state a few years ago .. we took a nice walk from the village to the castle .. the castle was open and we were able to visit it ... We were also given a booklet that talked about the castle ... nice view ...
Antonio Martinelli (19 months ago)
Very suggestive panoramic place surrounded by greenery. There are benches to stop. The road is easy and easy to walk on foot leaving the car in the underlying village of Patone.
Mrs S (2 years ago)
The walk to the castle through the woods is very peaceful and beautiful.
Gianluca Valle (2 years ago)
The castle takes its name from the "horn" rock on which it stands. Little known and quite wild place. Overlooking the valley. Despite being a few ruins, the location is splendid and evocative
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