Bassano del Grappa Castle

Bassano del Grappa, Italy

The fortifications in Bassano del Grappa was mentioned already in 998. Bishop of Vicenza donated the town in the late 12th century to Ecelo I, founder of later powerful family of Ezzelini. The oldest structures of castle still present date from the 12th and 13th centuries.

In 1411 during the war between the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Hungary its fortifications resisted the attacks of Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg. The castle was later conquered by Maximilian I of Habsburg during the War of the League of Cambrai in 1508. After it was decommissioned and the left to decay.

Today the castle, after restoration, is used to display temporary exhibitions and theater performances.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Patrizia Franzina (17 months ago)
Merita sicuramente una visita questo antico castello in parte crollato. La camminata sulle mura è senza dubbio interessante e sopratutto permette di ammirare un bellissimo panorama sulla valle e sul ponte degli alpini.
Enri & the Harmony (18 months ago)
C’è solo una cosa che ho colto come spettacolare ed è il point of view al tramonto! Vista da far emozionare sul far della sera, salendo su pel sentiero breve che porta sul retro, dove trovi 2 vecchie sedie ad aspettarti. Cercatelo
Leonardo Bernardi (18 months ago)
Bellissimo! Oltre alla corte interna e alla pieve di S. Maria (la più antica di Bassano), è possibile fare una passeggiata lungo le mura medievali. Il camminamento è semplice, illuminato e alla fine del percorso è possibile ammirare il fiume Brenta e il celeberrimo Ponte degli Alpini da un'angolazione inedita. MERITA!!!
Renata Chiarello (2 years ago)
Dopo il 30 09 2018 non di sa se, ed eventualmente, quando, riapriranno. È un percorso molto bello che finora solo in pochi hanno avuto modo di vedere.
Turgay Arslan (4 years ago)
Great architecture.
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