Corenno Plinio Castle

Dervio, Italy

The castle of Corenno Plinio is today one of the best preserved castles in Lombardy.

Built between 1363 and 1370 on ancient Roman ruins, by will of Andreani’s family, it has a square shape, even if irregular, and two towers: a square one dated back to the 11th century and a C shape one at the castle’s entrance in Piazza Garibaldi.

Piazza Garibaldi, with its pebble floor, lets you breathe the medieval past of Corenno Plinio and welcomes you with its castle and the closechurch dedicated to St. Thomas Beckett of Canterbury, with its Neo-gothic tombs of Andriani’s family.

The castle of Corenno Plinio is a walled castle and it was built and used as a refuge for the local inhabitants to safeguard themselves from invaders’ attacks. Its strong walls built with the local stone are adorned by battlements.

Actually the castle still is a private property, but it’s open for visit every first Saturday of each month. Visit has to be booked in advanced at the Public Library of Dervio.

We suggest you to reach Corenno Plinio on foot walking along the Wayfarer’s Path (Sentiero del Viandante).

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Founded: 1363-1370
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.eccolecco.it

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Ian Shepherd (18 months ago)
Beautiful church great views of Lake como
Ken Tischler (2 years ago)
Pretty neat little medieval village. Not much here, just the old castle (closed to public), church, and the little village. Probably not more than two dozen people live in the village. Very steep and narrow cobblestone pathways between stone homes. There is also a restaurant by the castle but it never opened in the 3 days we were here.
Aly Vee (2 years ago)
breathtaking location, incl. the nearby cloister, very well maintained. The green preserved area surrounding the place is worth a walk. located in the renowned Franciacorta area you can enjoy some food'n'wine before or after y visit
Jakob Henriksen (3 years ago)
Quiet medieval town right up against the lake with long steep stairs. There is a nice restaurant that has huge steaks on the menu.
Victor Votyakov (4 years ago)
Hidden medieval village shows real Italian life
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