Grumello Castle was built in the 13th century to a steep slope. It had two separate buildings, joined by a wall which has almost completely lost. The castle was destroyed in 1512.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Vincenzo Rampinelli (6 days ago)
Splendido rudere in posizione panoramica “assediato” da vigneti in terrazzamenti di muretti a secco UNESCO della nota cantina Negri. La vista sulla valle è splendida. Curato con tanta esemplare passione dall’associazione FAI.
Danilo Trapanotto (12 days ago)
Il posto merita tanto, purtroppo non ho ricevuto l'accoglienza che pensavo di trovare. Hanno chiuso 15 minuti prima senza voler sentire ragioni.
antonio vaccari (46 days ago)
Senz'altro da vedere il castello e tutta la zona circostante.......come mai il bel punto di ristoro vicino al castello,sabato era chiuso??? Peccato perché è veramente un ottimo punto ristoro......meravigliosi i vigneti!!!!
Luca Pacchiarotta (5 months ago)
Chi visita Sondrio dovrebbe fare un salto in questo sito archeologico. Quello che resta del castello è molto bello, ma ancora più entusiasmante è il panorama che si può godere da quel punto! Se la giornata non è limpida o c'è poca visibilità, parte della bellezza della visita non si può apprezzare.
Dawid Heczko (9 months ago)
Beautiful and charming place. Ideal for family walk. Easy to reach for everyone. Stunning views of Valtelina vineyards
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