I’m always fascinated with old castles they’re history you can see with your own eyes.
I’m going to point few of those castle must see when visiting Italy.
You can get to it by land or by lake the castle immediately catches your eye.
When you get closer to it seems like a dream its 31 meter high pentagonal tower it dominates all of Malcesine and the surrounding area.
The original building date is not documented though it is believed to have taken place during the reign of the Long boards.
However it is known of many modifications, restorations and additions to the original edifice was made through the years.
The castle was destroyed by enemy armies and was rebuilt. The mane Scaligero has its roots in the name of the noble family Della Scala from Verona, who dominated the area in 1280.
The french followed by the Austrians in 1780 who made further important modifications to the entire structure, and thus became the castle we have today.
Sits on huge cliff, celebrated by Ludovico Ariosto and inhabited by Vittoria Colonna, represents the emblem itself of the Island of Ischia, due to its extraordinary beauty.
If castles are fascinating, the Aragonese Castle of Ischia is even more mysterious, as it stands out of the sea, detached from the rest of the island.
And has strong bond with the island that goes beyond the bridge. It was named earlier “insula minor”, matched with insula major.
Most of the events, the battles and Ischian courtly life took place here, on top of this cliff in the middle of the sea, and this can be perceived also by whoever does not know its history take glance at the Aragonese, Castle to feel like being back in time, in the dreamlike middle Ages.
This castle lye on the hills of the Arda Valley, which were covered by the sea in prehistoric times, and where many fossils can still be found.
Castle Arquato is located in Placentianum Natural Geological Reserve, which owes its name to the historic period.
Orange Flag of ‘Touring Club Italiano’, this well preserved medieval borough can, with its beauty and the view it offers, fascinate everybody. Both those who admire it from a distance and those who explore it, it’s wonderfully preserved and in some cases restored.
It was chosen as the location for some films (‘Lady Hawk’) it has recently joined ‘Italy’s most beautiful boroughs’. It has also been awarded the title of ‘Wine Town.
And the good question here Where to go and see here? In the winter, in the autumn, in the spring and in the summer, Castle’Arquato is always beautiful and we recommend visiting it several times to appreciate its every aspect.
Castle Belfort, though partially in ruins, is still an imposing and eye-catching building.
It features an old embattled tower surrounded by wide rectangular outer walls.
The castle was built in 1311 by concession of Henry, Count of Tyrol. The feature of Castle Belfort, which influenced its history, is its location near Spormaggiore, in an area under the jurisdiction of the older castle of Sporo-Rovina, where it was erected to protect the district of Andalo and Molveno.
It changed hands so many times over the centuries, following political arrangements and settlements.
The building does not show medieval features. It rather looks like a modern fortress – an odd result of its reconstruction by Counts Saracini after the fire that devastated the original building in 1670.
The fortress, The Rocco Maggiore dominated by more than eight hundred years, the citadel of Assisi and the valley of Tescio, constituting the most viable fortification for their defense.
Go to the fortress on foot through the door Perlici, built in 1316: you can admire the walls in Assisi still intact which, in their long journey, engage the two fortresses, Major and Minor.
It was first documented regarding the fortress date back to the 1173, when the German diplomat and Catholic Archbishop Christian of Mainz (1130 – 1183.
Chancellor of Germany during the reign of Emperor Frederick, occupied Assisi on behalf of the sovereign who stayed there for a short time.
Lived there, as well, the little future King of Sicily and Emperor Frederick II, entrusted by his mother Costanza d’Altavilla to the Duchess of Urslingen, wife of Duke of Spoleto and comes Assisi Corrado, confidant of the monarch Swabian Queen Empress Constance returned to Sicily and then return to Assisi with the wife.
Henry VI. The baptism of Constantine was celebrated in Cathedral of San Rufino and was imposed the auspicious name (of the two grandparents) Frederick Roger.
This is a castle in Bracciano, in the Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy.
It is located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defense structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period, the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families.
As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum; as a center of cultural events, the Costello has hosted several high-profile weddings like the ones of Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Eros Ramazzotti/ Michelle Hunziker and Petra Ecclestone/James Stunt.
Translate (in English, Egg Castle) is a seaside castle in Naples, And it is on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy.
The castle’s name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in medieval times as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future.
Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. Had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events for Naples would have followed.
The castle is located between the districts of San Ferdinand o and Chiaia, facing Mergellina across the sea. The Castle dell’Ovo is the oldest standing fortification in Naples.
Fénis Castle (Italian: Costello di Fénis, French: Château de Fénis) is an Italian medieval castle located in the town of Fenis.
The most famous castles in Aosta Valley, and for its architecture and its many towers and battlemented walls has become one of the major tourist attractions of the region
The castle first appears in a document in 1242 as a property of the Viscounts of Aosta, the Challant family.
At that time it probably was a simple keep surrounded by walls. From 1320 to 1420, under the lordship of Aymon of Challant and of his son Boniface I of Challant, the castle was expanded to the actual appearance.
The Saracen Castle (Costello saraceno) is situated in an elevated position above Taormina, at about 397m This was the site of the antique acropolis of the Greek town of Taormina.
The Romans and later the Byzantines must have strengthened the site. In 902 AD the town fell to the Muslims after a siege of 2 years.
They rebuilt the castle into its present form with a trapezoid plan adapted to the shape of the rock and crenelated walls.
To reach the castle via a staircase that starts from the church of the Madonna Della Rocco climbs up to reach the door.
The remains of this fortification are constituted by the imposing tower, the walls on which are implanted a tower, a cistern and an underground corridor.
The castle is unfortunately closed and cannot be visited by those tourists who would like to see the wonder of this ancient historic monument.
Sits A few hundred meters from Corso Umberto, along the Via Pirandello, there is the Arabian necropolis.
It alleged to have been built during the Byzantine period, between the tenth and eleventh…
Trinity Island or Île de la Trinité or Isla Trinidad is an island 24 km (15 mi) long and 10 km (6 mi) wide.
It lies 37 km (23 mi) east of Hoseason Island in the northern part of the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.
It was named by Otto Nordenskiöld, leader of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) in commemoration of Edward Bransfield’s “Trinity Land” of 1820.