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Castle of Belluno

The castle of Belluno is part of the history of the city and its remains can be seen in the gardens of Piazza Castello square, near Piazza Duomo square.

In memory of the castle, built by the earl-bishop of Belluno Giovanni,  you can still see a plaque placed in 1936 on one of the walls preserved.

The city was also protected by walls that from the fourteenth century enclosed the entire city center from Piazza Campitello, with Porta Dojona door, to the extreme edge of the rocky spur on which stands Belluno ending with Porta Rugo door.

On the northeastern slope is still visible a fortified tower.

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Castle of Belluno

Ruins of the Castle of Belluno (photo Marta Azzalini)

The castle of Belluno is part of the history of the city and its remains can be seen in the gardens of Piazza Castello square, near Piazza Duomo square.

In memory of the castle, built by the earl-bishop of Belluno Giovanni,  you can still see a plaque placed in 1936 on one of the walls preserved.

The city was also protected by walls that from the fourteenth century enclosed the entire city center from Piazza Campitello, with Porta Dojona door, to the extreme edge of the rocky spur on which stands Belluno ending with Porta Rugo door.

On the northeastern slope is still visible a fortified tower.

History

According to tradition, the manor was built by Giovanni, Earl-Bishop of Belluno that lived in the tenth century and ha embodied both spiritual and temporal powers.
The castle formed an irregular quadrilateral shape featuring a tower on each corner that allowed the militia to control the surrounding area. There was just one entrance to manor, located in today's Via Cipro.

Within the walls of the castle were built stables, storage of weapons and food, the castellan's house, barracks, prisons and the little church of Saint Giuliana.

At the end of the fourteenth century a bombard (canon) was built on the north tower that dominated the ancient Piazza Campedel (today Piazza dei Martiri square), to defend the castle against enemy attacks. During the seventeenth century was given the permission to build a door (Porta Dante) once called Porta Ussolo, which was a real service door to communicate directly with Piazza Campedel square.

During the early nineteenth century the castle was slowly dismantled; first were demolished the walls facing Piazza Duomo and then the last vestiges of the ancient manor. On its ruins were built the prisons, then torn down in 1834, and then the new post office building which still exists today, designed by the architect Alberto Alpago Novello along with the small garden of Piazza Castello square which displays the remains of the ancient castle.



Access

 You can see the remains of the castle in the garden of Piazza Castello square.


Address:

Piazza Castello
32100 Belluno