Ostiano Castle

Ostiano, Italy

Castello di Ostiano was built in the 15th century and finalized around 1511. It was partially demolished in 1860.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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paola miriam pescatori (4 months ago)
Characteristic. To be seen
Antonio D'Attoma (5 months ago)
Completely unexpected wonderful experience. Thanks to a coffee taken at the sports bar we had the pleasure of having Mr. MAYOR as a guide who gave us a beautiful morning. Castello ok, SYNAGOGUE, THEATER which is a real unparalleled gem and to rightly finish the JEWISH CEMETERY, all lavishly illustrated by our occasional exceptional companion. Wonderful morning. Resulting in a recommended restaurant. Highly recommended
Marco Brodini (5 months ago)
Gonzaga Castle, inserted in the context of the historic center, gives a bit of mystery on a day with a clouded sky. Listening carefully you can hear carts advance slowly and artisans at work, peasants and traders repeating the verse on the street and the clatter of arms of soldiers on guard, somewhere smells and perfumes of taverns ...
Tarc0 _Marco (13 months ago)
It's very intresting location
Adelmo Danieli (18 months ago)
Gonzaghesco Castle in the center of Ostiano
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