Castles in Italy
- Aragonese Castle, Ischia
- Fortress of St Nicholas, Tremiti Islands
- Sforza Castle, Milan
- Miramare Castle, Grignano
- Buonconsiglio Castle, Trento
- Three Towers of San Marino
- Nuovo, Naples
- Castel del Monte, Bari
- Sant Angelo, Rome
- Castle of Fenis
Italy is a must-visit country, and one of the most travelled destinations in Europe—there are so many highlights in this beautiful country. The canals of Venice, the Tuscan wine lands, the cobblestone streets of Rome, the Arno river running through Florence, to the cliffs of Positano, the castles of Italy and beyond. Italy is famous around the world for its history and natural beauty. Castles in Italy have withstood the test of time to tell its visitors the story of its golden past.
Beautiful Castles in Italy
Italy is dotted with more than 300 castles, and it becomes a challenging task for visitors to locate the best Castles in Italy. Here is the list of 10 best Castles in Italy that worth sightseeing and spending time with a loved one.
Aragonese Castle, Ischia
It is a medieval castle next to Ischia, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Italy. The castle stands on a rocky volcanic islet that connects to the larger island of Ischia by a causeway. Hiero built the castle I of Syracuse in 474 BC.
Also, Aragonese Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Italy that has witnessed a tremendous change in and around itself.
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 820 (for adults); INR 500 (children between 10-14); Free for children below ten years
Fortress of St Nicholas, Tremiti Islands
It is an archipelago of uncontaminated nature, 22 km out to the coast of Gargano, which is formed by three main islands: San Nicola, San Domino and Capraia. These islands are also called Diomedee because the myth says that, after the Trojan war, the hero Diomede had been buried precisely here. With its tall and mighty white sandstone structure, the fortress and its surroundings provide a scenic outpost for travellers.
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Sforza Castle, Milan
Sforza is one of the castles in Italy that also happened to be one of the most massive citadels in Europe in medieval times. The Duke of Milan built it. Also, Sforza is one of the most visited sightseeing places in Milan. Undoubtedly, as centuries passed and rulers changed, the castle kept getting new additions and renovations.
Timings: 7 am to 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 400
Miramare Castle, Grignano
Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, north-eastern Italy. It is the love nest of the ill-fated Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife Charlotte of Belgium who would later become Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico. The story of this castle is as fascinating, if not more, than its surrounding natural beauty.
Timings: 9 am to 6:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 960
Buonconsiglio Castle, Trento
Buonconsiglio is one of the most interesting castles in Italy. Apart from being more than 700 years old, a mere walk inside the castle complex will give travellers an idea of how different each part is regarding architectural style. Moreover, Buonconsiglio has a reputation of leaving its visitors in awe and admiration.
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 820 (for adults); INR 500 (for people aged between 15-26)
Three Towers of San Marino
The three towers of San Marino is one of those breathtaking castles in Italy. The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located in San Marino. Situated on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, also called San Marino, they are depicted on both the national flag and coat of arm.
In addition to that, the Guiana is the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous.
The Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits.
The Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits.
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: INR 350
Castel Nuovo, Naples
Castel Nuovo is also known as Maschio Angioino to the citizens of Naples. Moreover, it is one of the tourist favourite spot in Italy. Built near the coast, this castle has been home to rulers not only Italian in origin but also foreign kings from Aragon in Spain.
Timings: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 500
Castel del Monte, Bari
With its inspiring octagonal prism design and 8 towers supporting the structure, the optics of this edifice are a joy to behold. Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citadel and castle situated on a hill in Andria in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. In addition to that, it is not only a gorgeous castle, but Castel del Monte is considered as a spectacular architectural achievement of the medieval period.
Timings: 10:15 am to 7:45 pm
Entry Fee: INR 600
Castel Sant Angelo, Rome
A list of castles in Italy, or anywhere in the world, in fact, cannot be complete without the mention of Castel Sant Angelo. Also, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. Finally, the building was used by the popes as a fortress and castle and is now a museum.
Timings: 9 am to 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 1650 (adults); INR 1080 (18 -25 years); INR 460 (0-17 years)
Castle of Fenis
Along with admiring its architectural beauty, this mountainous region gives many options for nature lovers to go for hikes and adventure sports in the Aosta Valley. Constructed in the Aosta Valley bordering France and Switzerland to the north, the castle of Fenis is a classical, medieval castle built by the Aymon of Challant.
Timings: 10 am to 1 pm; 2 pm to 5 pm
Entry Fee: INR 580 (adults); INR 170 (6-17 years); Free (for children under six years)
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