With a history that is as rich as the one that Italy has, it comes as no surprise to notice how many wonderful castles can be visited in the country. Since there are so many that are available for a visit, let us just consider Northern Italy for the list of the best castles in the region. Every single one on the list is great and can be considered by anyone that visits this part of Italy.
Castello Sabbionara – Avio
The castle is bellicose and stood out as a huge fortress in the past. It was built during the eleventh century and then was enlarged in the thirteenth century. What is really interesting with this castle is that it helped a lot in holding the line of defence between Austria and Venice. The castle did switch ownership several times and during the thirteenth century it was frescoed to highlight the different battles that were fought there.
Castello Di Buonconsiglio – Trent
The Castle Of Good Council in Trent has a huge history. The only problem is that the name is not actually appropriate as there were many meetings of the Council Of Trent held here. The castle was a wall between protestants and the Vatican. Various problematic events took place and so many horrors appeared in the area. The most popular case was that of Cesare Battisti. He was actually executed right in the yard of the castle. If you visit, make sure that you do not miss Cycle Of The Months, a fresco tat was painted around the year 1400.
Castel Tirolo – Merano
Right close to Merano you can visit this lovely castle. Tirol as a region covers both Austria and Italy and after being destroyed at one point in time, the fortress appeared at a distance of 5 kilometres from Merano. In order to get to the destination, you will need to walk quite a narrow and long path but after you get there, you will appreciate what you see.
Castello Di Miramare – Trieste
In English, the castle is known as Castle Admiring The Sea. The name depicts the scenery, which was described as being that of a fairytale by many visitors. This castle was built around the 1850s and hosted many ill fated potentates. The original owner was Archduke Maximilian. He went to Mexico and was shot there. Then, Archduke Ferdinand spent just one night in the castle. Then, he went to Sarajevo, where he was shot. The history continued and many ladies and dukes ended up dead after spending some time at Castello Di Miramare.
Castello Di Fenis – Aosta
The entire Aosta Valley was controlled from this castle all throughout the Middle Ages. We have frescoed figures around balconies and an overall design that is definitely attractive. Furnishings are mostly made out of antiques and this includes various items from France and Switzerland.