Conegliano Castle

Conegliano, Italy

Starting from its foundation in the 11th century, Conegliano featured an innovative type of fortified settlement, common to several towns of the area, such as Bassano and Marostica. A fortified area on the top of the hill, with the below village which spreads along the Monticano river and at the feet of the main hill.

The old Castle used to include a smaller walled area with several towers, also protected by moats. Within this space, starting from the XII Century, we could find the prison, the town hall and the palace of the local authority.

Today only the main tower of the Guard remains, symbol of the Conegliano city and clearly visible from the flatland. Within it, since 1946, the Civic Museum of Conegliano is to be found. In the inside, on several floors, evidences and artworks are stored, coming from the surrounding areas.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.ristorantealcastello.it

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Mary-jane Butler (3 years ago)
Fascinating.......much history, well worth a visit....
Mihai Cuz (3 years ago)
Castle was shut for maintenance, but the courtyard is nice, with beautiful views of the town an all sides.
Richard Drew (3 years ago)
The walk up to the castle is nice - it was a hot day, however the castle was closed, so after a look around the castle grounds, we had lunch at the restaurant. The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and we had some of the local prosecco. Would definitely recommend visiting the restaurant.
Judi Drew (3 years ago)
Had a marvellous meal in the restaurant at the Dersut Caffe, with an excellent view of the town and mountains. Came here last year and we were delighted with the food again, well worth the walk up to the castle, even more n the heat, or can drive to the car park near the restaurant.
Aldo Gauci (3 years ago)
Lovely. Very reasonable prices when you consist the castle surroundings.
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