The castles that dot the territory of the province of Belluno describe an ancient and thriving past when these manors were outposts for the control and command of a large area, which has always been a strategic link between Venice and the northern lands.

The interesting castles still present in Belluno, from Feltre, Valbelluna, Belluno up to the Agordo and Cadore areas, are today magical places. History lovers and those who want to immerse themselves in an ancient world of nobles, prices, princesses and great events, must visit these wonderful forts, ready to be explored.

Alboino's Castle Alboino's Castle Feltre The Castle of Feltre, better known as Alboino's Castle, was probably rebuilt on the ruins of a Roman watchtower by the famous Lombardic king (Alboin) in the sixth century Andraz Castle Andraz Castle The only still existing castle in the north of the province is the Andraz Castle, in the municipality of Livinallongo del Col di Lana, located on a spur at the foot of the Passo Falzarego Castel Botestagno In the locality, north of Cortina, the Botestagno Castle was an existing castle until the mid-nineteenth century. Currently you can see only ruins almost completely wrapped in the vegetation of the Regional Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites Casteldardo Casteldardo Trichiana In the site of Casteldardo has survived a signal tower, whose foundation probably dates back to Roman times and in Middle Ages was included in the larger structure of a castle narrated in ancient legends Castellum Laebactium It gave the name to the town in which it stands, Castellavazzo, and it was built in an elevated position, set among the rocks. On its ruins it was built the Church of Saints Quirico and Giulitta, while a little further north, in the town Gardona, the ruins of a tower are still visible Castle Lusa Castle Lusa Feltre Castle Lusa has been protagonist of many great events for centuries; existing at least since the tenth century, today it is seat of a Documentation and Study of Applied Arts Center Castle of Belluno Castle of Belluno Belluno The castle of Belluno is part of the history of the city thanks to its remains which can be seen in the gardens of Piazza Castello square and was built by Bishop Giovanni to protect the city around the year one thousand Castle of Castelnuovo Castle of Castelnuovo Quero Vas This castle is located along the ancient stretch of road on the right bank of the Piave river and was rebuilt in 1376 on the ruins of an old fort in order to control this important waterway Castle of Monterìco Pieve di Cadore The castle of Montericco in Pieve di Cadore is located in a hill overlooking the town. Dating from the twelfth century and, following a fire, rebuilt under the rule of the Patriarch of Aquileia, it was also used as a military fort in the late nineteenth century Zumelle Castle Zumelle Castle Mel The Zumelle Castle is still a fascinating place, rich in history and legends. Acquired in 1872 by the municipality of Mel, it is the best preserved castle in the province and many historic events are held here
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