Ponti sul Mincio Castle

Ponti Sul Mincio, Italy

Ponti sul Mincio Castle was built in the 13th century on a moraine rock hilltop with an irregular plan, longer than it is wide, with five towers the main of which looking south east over the Mincio river. The masonry is built of river pebbles, stones and bricks. Following repetitive collapse of the western perimeter wall, diagnosis was carried out and a plan drawn up and executed for the restoration of the wall.

The project paid great attention to maintain as far as possible the materials used, with the only change being seen in the rain water drainage devices. Compatibility and mobility were also at the fore in the operation for strengthening the ramparts against seismic risk where metal structures were put in place. Full accessibility to the monument was also a priority (future maintenance is foreseen to be carried out with ropes and cables connected to the top of the structure).

The project also included the re-modelling of the ancient castle walkways, the creation of an access point to the belvedere overlooking the village and inside the fortified walls, a system of inter-connecting pathways to maximize visitor experience during events and shows.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Mauro Cavrioli (2 years ago)
Night guided tour on the occasion of the very interesting festival, with comprehensive explanation spectacular ascent to the clock tower ... ??
Ben Van Dongen (2 years ago)
Super must see.
Mari Ube (2 years ago)
Seen only externally because the guided tours will start in April. You have to park at the foot of the castle, which rises in a dominant position over the town. It is a suggestive fortification built between 1260 and 1276. It was part of the defensive system built by the Scaligeri, who from here could observe the vast valley preceding Lake Garda. The shape of the manor is polygonal, elongated on the hill. It is defined as an "enclosed castle" and is enclosed by five towers, three of which are part of the patrol walkway. One of the towers bears the public clock. After careful restoration, the complex has been enhanced and open to visits. In the period in which it is closed, the same must be booked.
Enes Kebic (3 years ago)
Aysha Colombo (3 years ago)
It was a pity that when I passed it was closed, to see
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