Villimpenta Castle

Villimpenta, Italy

Villimpenta Castle was built in the 11th century asa fortified monastery. It was restored and strenghtened in the 14th century by Scaligeri family. Today towers and curtain walls exist.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Alexandre Petermann (6 months ago)
very nice place for a visit
Dani P. (Dani.it) (6 months ago)
The entrance is suggestive and imposing, the visit to the tower is impractical and not for everyone, the climb is very panoramic, with glass landings to highlight the height. The type of ladder, with rungs in some sections, does not make it suitable for those who do not have a minimum of physical mobility. However, everything is in maximum safety. Not very clean, I think visits are very limited. The internal park is large with a beautiful view of the river next to it.. There are no furnishings. Ample parking. However, it is worth visiting the castle if you have the opportunity to be nearby.
Lucia Peruzzi (11 months ago)
Villimpenta Castle is at least 8 centuries old. It opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2008. It can be visited from May 1st to September 30th, on weekends. It's very impressive!
Simona Mandalà (11 months ago)
All the ruins are full of charm... The ruins speak for themselves ?
Franca Errico (2 years ago)
A historic Scaliger site, with the possibility of climbing the restored keep
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