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Castello di Castelbello
Via Castello 1
39020 Castelbello (Italy)
Tel.: +39 0473 62 41 93
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Free entrance
The picturesque Castelbello Castle, first mentioned in 1238, was built by the Lords of Montalban. Majestically, it is situated on a cliff on the left bank of the Adige River. Because of its exposed position, the castle had to be protected by strong fortifications, which needed to be remodernized over the years. In 1813 and 1824, the castle was largely destroyed by fire. The Counts of Hendl rebuilt only a small part for residential purposes. At the end of a protracted court process held over decades between Count Siegmund von Hendl and the Republic of Italy for the possession of the castle, eventually a settlement was reached. This allowed the State to acquire the castle. The Castelbello Castle is the cultural center of the village. In addition to permanent exhibitions in Spring and Autumn, alternating art exhibitions take place here.
The building of the chapel followed in the late 13th or early 14th cent. The walls contain a frieze with the Twelve Apostles as well as texts from the Confession of Faith. Because the apostles are turned towards one another in pairs, the quotations are alternately written in plain and inverted script.

Opening times:
Autumn exhibition by Christine Gallmetzer from 26 September to 31 October
TUE-SAT 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun and holidays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., monday closed

By car to the Castelbello train station.
From here you walk 5 minutes to the Castle

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