Lonato Castle

Lonato, Italy

The Lonato medieval castle 'La Rocca' rises on a hill which dominates the southern part of Lake Garda and is one of the most impressive castles in all of Lombardy. Set inland, overlooking the ancient town of Lonato, the Rocca is an imposing structure nearly 180 meters long and 45 meters wide, complete with drawbridge!

Throughout the years and centuries, Lonato del Garda was ruled by various peoples and families who fought each other over the fortified town which had a strategically important defense tower. The fortress belonged to the counts of Montichiari, the Scaliger family, and in 1376 it was the Visconti who expanded the fortified walls to protect the entire town. Today, the medieval Rocca of Lonato houses the town’s ornithology museum, “Gustavo Carlotto”.



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Largo Papa 17, Lonato, Italy
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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ivan Porta (GT Rekter) (5 months ago)
Beautiful and well maintained fortress.
Andreas Ferbert (6 months ago)
Nice Castle, very friendly staff. If you like to have the Castle only for you, then visit the castle in the midday-time in summer. There are a few shady places to cool down, such as a 3D cinema in the exhibition area.
Andrea De Luca (2 years ago)
The Place Is gorgeous, I went there for a daily trip and I suggest everyone to get there. I've been there in a sunny day for a few hours. It's been great. Get there by car or by bus from any near city. You can see also some small parrots inside the garden of the rocca. Super Amazing!
Pastor Wilson Esongboba Omoruyi (2 years ago)
The place was good and nice
Tommaso Gracci (3 years ago)
Got married in this splendid location. Every single thing was great. All the providers are very professional and deliver high service. The day was perfect thanks to all of them. I would recommend this location to everyone as you will be for sure in very good hands and care of. Grazie
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