Arzignano Castle

Arzignano, Italy

A primitive castle was built in the 10th or 11th century on the highest hill on Arzignano, where now stands the church of St. Matthew. Scaligeri family, who in 1312 became masters of town, erected fortifications to the current site, consist of a ring of walls of 650 meters, with 2 door, 10 turrets and fortress.

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Founded: c. 1370
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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eric owusu ansah (3 years ago)
I was working in this castle today the place was very nice
Vladimir Ivanovic (3 years ago)
Prelep pogled, divno mesto za kafu i piće lepo sredjeno i dalje rade na uređenju.
Patrizia Zanella (3 years ago)
La Rocca ha ospitato la tradizionale processione in occasione della festa di S. Agata con i figuranti nei tradizionali costumi del 1400. Interessante revisione di carattere storico.
Jovana Stankovic (4 years ago)
Nice place.
LUCAS VEIGA RAVAZZI (4 years ago)
nice view
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