To the discovery of the castles and the abodes of epoch more suggestive than the region.
The castle is a strengthened structure typical of the medioevo and was born in strategic places to check the territory and to defend from the attack of the enemies
In these mysterious and fascinating buildings wars are fought, you celebrate victories and you bear the defeats. But the boundaries of these constructions also narrate of parties, sumptuous banquets, tournaments of riders and loves of noble and dames.Today the Castles are different in Italy that they testify the life in the medioevo and they feed dreams and curiosity respect to this epoch, following we will detain there on some castles of Veneto to suggest an involving itinerary between history and legend.
Castle Of Alboino:
the castle rises to Feltre (Bl), that was strengthened by Teodorico king of the Ostrogotis, subsequently destroyed by the longobardis and again reconstructed by the king Alboino ( X king of the longobardis), sovereign known for the audacity, the generosity and for the ferocity, the history narrates that the king of the Gepidis killed and with the skull and crossbones it made to realize a cup to use during the pompous banquets.
The legend wants the origins of the castle in 570 but the first true testimonies of the existence of a castle to Feltre they go up again to the X.-XI. The castle and the tower of the Campanon develop him in a rectangular area, around the boundaries developed him and there were four angular towers of which the more one to north had called Tower of the Dusts.
The tower of the Campanon place of shelter of the inhabitants in case of danger, announced with the sound of the bells the beginning of the capital executions, and it was the point from which it communicated him through signals of fire with the With the Marcellon and the Sanctuary of the Saints Vittore and Crown.
Castle of Zumelle:
Mel (Bl) is found to, and it is the preserved castle in good way of the whole Valbelluna. Its origins are uncertain, it seems that a first nucleus, sets in strategic position, he was realized around the 46 d.C. from the Romans, its tactical position served to check the street Claudia August Altinate marked by the commander Druso I give birth of Tiberio.
According to the tradition however the foundation goes up again to the times of Teodorico king of the Ostrogotis. You narrates that the construction was begun for hand of Genserico trusted man of the sovereign Amalasunta. In escape after the death of the queen, Genserico established him near the ruins of the fortitude that it then reconstructed, he married Eudosia from which it had two twins from here the name of Castrum Zumellaroum.
One of the two brothers, Jusprando became gentleman of Zumelle, from here they were followed a series of owners: the count Murcimiro, Sofia than with the dark one, the family of the From Fireplace and the accounts Zorzi. From the elegant del'800 the castle is fallen in thin disuse to today.
Castle of St. Zeno:
the castle is found first historical signs to Montagnana (Pa) I on the Castle they go up again to 996, but it is in the XII century that has beginning the building, thanks to the intervention of the gentlemen of Scodosia and the marquises of Este that make to erect one surrounded building surrounded by a ditch. But it is in the XIII sec that Ezzellino, after having given it to the flames it decides to reconstruct to make even more to her thick and impregnable. Under the Venetian domination, from 1405 to 1797 the castle was turned to hemp deposit and subsequently in 1800 was used as barracks.
Following a full-bodied restauration today the castle is center of the most important cultural institutions what the center congresses and shows, the Center Studies on the Castles the Civic and Musical Museum In 1556 the family Gritti turned the castle into a farm, from 1889 to 1897 the new owner, the senator of the Kingdom of Italy, Giulio Camuzzoni, brought to the ancient aspect.
Castle of St. Martin:
the dominates from the tall one the town of Ceneda.(TV) probably of Celtic origin. You hypothesizes that the castle is of origins longobarde, it was destroyed from the invasions of the Ungaris in 903 and rebuilt then in 1420 for wish of the bishop Anthony Correr and it maintained the some parts the characteristics of the fortitude medioevale.It became the residence of the bishops you count of Ceneda and to today it is the residence of the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto.
Castle of Soave: The Castle rises to Sweet and it dominates the Mountain Extends.
Its origin goes up again to the tall Middle Ages and you
has been rebuilt on the ruins of an ancient Roman fortress In antiquity it belonged to the Accounts Sanbonifcio in Verona, then they were to owe him the surnames that followed him; in 1237 it belonged to the feudal family of the Greppis, that then surrendered
in 1270 to the commune in Verona.With the Scaligeris the castle was valorized and renewed since considered in a 'good strategic base.There were a lot of and fierce struggles to take possession of the castle along all history of his.
The Castles of Romeo and Juliet: Montecchios Maggiore (You) are found to.
The two said castles also Castle of the Villa and Bellaguardia. the first one is a notable example of military architecture, in the years him sleep followed different works of restauration and today the structure is used also theater to the open one.
From the tower Of the Mastio, that is risen on five floors, the whole valley is dominated. The Castle of the Bellaguardia is found in a strategic position and dominates the lowland between Verona and Vicenza.From the years 50 it entertains a restaurant that has been realized you after the various restaurations. Luigi Da I Bring, that could admire the two castles from his/her villa of Montorso Vicentino, it was inspired in to write "the Historia found again novellamente ", in a second moment William Shakespeare prenendo I sprout from the history than From I Bring, he wrote the very famous tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.