Moniga Castle

Moniga del Garda, Italy

The walls which enclose the town of Moniga del Garda were built in the 10th century to face the Hungarian invasions. The castle was founded in the same period and is still in fairly good condition. Rectangular in shape (60 × 80), there is only one entrance at the centre of the eastern wall, where signs of an old drawbridge can still be seen. The crenulated city walls have four small round lookout towers on each corner. Three more towers are situated at the centre of the north, south and west walls. The square keep is now a bell tower.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ivo S. (12 months ago)
Interesting small to medium size castle with houses built inside its walls. Free to visit.
Arjan Vonk (2 years ago)
As many others mentioned; small, quickly seen etc. But sure worth a quick visit if you’re around. Basically an old stone square wall with houses inside. Yet, it also is fascinating to see the decay, reuse and many repairs and modifications made over time. I would not drive here specially for this. But as said, when around just spent 15 min here and enjoy it. Also a nice destination for a bike ride with some ice cream afterwards in the village center.
Pauline Yoong (3 years ago)
A very tiny compound with a few houses a d household. According to an old lady who lived there, the castle used to be surrounded by water with a retractable bridge which in modern age has been covered up. A back door was also made to access the back of the castle. Very quaint place to explore.
Harry Murphy (3 years ago)
Very quaint spot that still present day residents within its walls. The narrow high-walled streets and a few nice photo spots add to the whole effect.
R G (3 years ago)
Good preserved old castle walls, you can go around it im few minutes. There is also a nice view of Garda sea.
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