San Colombano Castle originates probably from the 6th century AD, but if was mentioned first time in the 10th century. The current castle was built by Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (Federico Barbarossa). During his second visit to Italy, he destroyed the existing castle, but decided to build a new one in 1164. The next reconstruction began in 1370. Later it has been conquered and rebuilt several times.


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Founded: 1164
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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luca capobianco (2 years ago)
Castle is beautiful but it lacks of character as it was transformed in a sort of office building...there's an enoteca (wine shop) and some offices on the ground and first floor...very unusual sight when you visit a castle...I would suggest to the Mayor to concentrate more on the historic importance of the castle instead of taking advantage of it for a purely economic purpose...Also, opening the gate at the top of the walking path would be a great improvement for the visitors...
كريم عبيده (2 years ago)
Yaw Daniel (4 years ago)
The place is memorable
Emanuela Da Silva (4 years ago)
Love it
Breathe Repeat (4 years ago)
Beautiful walkable grounds, peaceful
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