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Large castle grounds, beautifully maintained by FAI

This castle, with multiple buildings, some 5-stories tall, is a magical place, with nooks and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy C
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Louisville, Kentucky
Beautiful

Fun. Be prepared to walk up steep a hill. Very interesting place with great views and an excellent... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
dandegsc
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Santa Cruz, California
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Via al Castello, 38063, Avio, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle, with multiple buildings, some 5-stories tall, is a magical place, with nooks and tables under pergolas for sitting and relaxing. The buildings alone are a sight to see, with vestiges of chimneys, and elaborate frescoes. The grounds are beautifully maintained with roses and...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Fun. Be prepared to walk up steep a hill. Very interesting place with great views and an excellent little restaurant which is worth the visit itself.

Thank dandegsc
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We went on a day when there were a lot of people and so we could only find a parking spot about half way up. The walk is steep and there were loads of slippery cobbles which, without the correct footwear, might be difficult for...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this wonderful castle! Driving in from Milan, we saw the sign and just pulled in. What a treasure! It's beautiful, well maintained and some parts still under renovation. The beautiful rooms with murals is like stepping back in time! We explored...More

Thank bonniegreene
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A short hike up the hill and you will gain the rewards from your efforts. You will see the most breathtaking views of the valley. The castle has two secrets. One of them is the frescoes of the 14th century that retain their vivid color...More

Thank AlessandraMonte
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We stopped by Catello di Avio on a lark. It stands close to the southern entrance of the Adige Valley. It's a lovely castle that is part restored, part left in ruin. The hike up to the castle is through vineyards and a bit of...More

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We actually arrived at the Castle by taking a hiking trail which started near our B&B in Avio. This was a great end to our hike and each area/room/section of the castle was interesting and filled with historical background. It's not a super-long tour or...More

Thank BennettValleyTim
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We stopped here on the way to destinations in Austria, the day turned out to be one of my life's most favorite days, ever... Words don't do the memories justice so I'll leave it to the other reviewers... It was Life Experience Day...

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Unfortunately we came in a period of the year when the castle itself was closed so we could only delight ourselves in the amazing views of the valley bellow. I guess visiting the castle can only add to that.

Thank Arie F
Reviewed 14 November 2014

It's an impeccable castle up on the side of a mountain, unreachable other than by the steep slope. The views are incredible. There are 15th century frescoes in a couple of different places, beautifully preserved, and lovely to see. Be warned, it's uphill to get...More

Thank Kevin N
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