Asolo Castle

Asolo, Italy

Asolo Castle dates back to the 10th century although there is no definite information indicating the origins of the complex. In 1242 it was home to Ezzelino da Romano and, from 1339, it became the seat of the podestà of Venice.

At the end of the 14th century it was merged with the city walls. Three of the four towers it still remain: the Civic or Bell tower, the Reata tower acting as a gaol and the Carro tower, nowadays part of the adjacent residence called La Torricella.

In 1489 it became the residence of Caterina Cornaro. After Caterina’s death it was readapted to administrative functions and extensively restored. The French were stationed here in 1797 and, the next year, the great “Pretoria Hall”, where Venetian podestà once administered justice, was converted into a theatre. The western side of the castle was knocked down in 1816. Today the majestic clock tower is visible from all over town.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.asolo.it

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Giuliana Baggio (3 years ago)
Eleonora Duse e il passato nel presente
Przemysław Gryzełko (3 years ago)
Przy okazji można odwiedzić.
Fabricio Dalvi (4 years ago)
Ligar top!!!
enzo (4 years ago)
Il Castello Pretorio, posizionato nel bellissimo borgo di Asolo, offre un bellissimo colpo d'occhio sul suggestivo paesaggio! Antiche mura dove il tempo ha saputo conservare il ricordo della storia di Asolo... merita sicuramente una visita e qualche foto ricordo!
Cleverson Campos (4 years ago)
Una piccola citta bellissima e ricca culturalmente. Non me la aspettavo così tanto in un paese nascosto come Asolo. Vale la penna!
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