Castello Grimani-Sorlini

Montegalda, Italy

The undisputed symbol of Montegalda is the ancient castle which dominates the entire plain, one lucky survivor of the three manors, two of which stood in Montegaldella and Cervarese S. Croce. The building changed over the years and in the 18th century it was transformed from a military facility into a Venetian villa. Its foundation dates back probably to 1176 but in the courtyard a foundation of the Roman period was found, which anticipates that construction. The castle is undoubtedly impressive, marked by three towers, a keep and the crenellated ring-shaped walls of the Guelph form, which would host the famous 'trabocchetto' (trap door) to thwart the invaders. After the tyrant Ezzelino da Romano in 1300, the domain of the castle passed to the dominion of the Scala family of Verona and later, in 18th century it was transformed into a Venetian villa. The castle of Montegalda now seems to have regained its former glory thanks to a meticulous restoration, reflecting the still incredible charm and mystery.

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Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Claudio Tonello (8 months ago)
It is a marvel, it must be valued and made known for its beauty and history.
Beppe Ceccon (11 months ago)
Beautiful structure which in fact is an example of stratification of interventions from the third century (it seems) to the Renaissance. Congratulations to the owner who takes care of such a place.
mirella Falchi (12 months ago)
A lovely place!
Valter Montagnin (13 months ago)
Unfortunately it cannot be visited except on some special day. It is private
flavia Battistutta (15 months ago)
Very beautiful. The castle is fascinating and both the park and the Italian garden are dancing. The excellent guide, revived the various historical periods.
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