Drena Castle

Drena, Italy

The well-preserved Drena Castle ruins stands on the rock overlooking the deep gorge of the Salagoni River. Built in the 12th century, Drena was probably erected over a prehistoric village. During the Middle Ages, the castle became an important stronghold to control the road connecting Trento and Lake Garda. Unassailable from the flames, the castle is defended by two rows of walls and has been constructed in a dominating position over a gorge - rendering it impregnable to the techniques in use at the time. The castle is mostly Romanesque, but includes a number of Gothic features and 16th century structures.

Frequently contended, in 1703 Drena castle was destroyed by French troops led by General Vendome as well as practically all the castles in the area.

Recently refurbished, Castel Drena can be visited throughout the year, and uses to host numerous cultural events, as well as a permanent exhibition. Overlooking the complex is the 25 metres high fourteenth-century tower, the top of which affords a view over the evocative Marocche stone quarry.

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Via al Castello, Drena, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Giuliano Carini (14 months ago)
Non c è niente da vedere,solo ruderi e vista su vallata
Lina Piatto (14 months ago)
Il castello si trova a pochi km da Arco.... Una visuale meravigliosa dalla torre dove scattare foto spettacolari,si visita in poco tempo... vale la pena visitarlo l'entrata è di soli 4 euro...Si trova Vicino a diversi Laghi e alle marocche di Dro
Irgei Ott (15 months ago)
Tolle Aussicht von der Burg. Ein schöner den man besteigen kann.
Renato Decarli (2 years ago)
Sempre sugestivo questo posto, però in questo periodo il Castello è chiuso al pubblico per lavori di ristutturazione!
Antonio Cosseddu (2 years ago)
Il castello offre una vista spettacolare delle montagne circostanti. Consigliato.
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