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Castles of the Euganean Hills

Castles of the Euganean Hills

Castles

The Castles of the Euganean Hills

Since the past, the peculiar geological conformation of this area fostered the building of massive towering castles, intended to defend the territory and to represent the center of most economic and social activities of the neighboring villages. Despite the time and the ancient battles, which saw them as protagonists, they still maintain excellent conditions. Do not miss then the opportunity to visit these magical castles, steeped in history.

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    Castle Carrarese of Este

    The castle overlooking the town of Este, consists of wide main towers and imposing walls _about one kilometer long_ which embraces the extreme southern offshoot of the Euganean Hills. Details

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    Castle of Catajo

    The Castle of  Catajo stands on the slopes of Montenuovo  in the Battaglia Terme district. Its origins date back to 1570, as the work was required by Pius Aeneas 1st of The Obizzi and designed by the architect Andrea Valle. Details

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    Castle of Monselice

    The Castle of Monselice, also known by the name of Castello Cini, represents the foremost monument in the walled city and the prestigious museum center. Details

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    Castle of San Martino of Vaneza

    The Castle of San Martino is located in Fossona (Cervarese Santa Croce), along the bank of the river Bacchiglione that, since ancient times, first was an important strategic center for military defense, then a well-known reference to commercial traffic. Details

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    Il Castelletto

    Il Castelletto is located in Torreglia, in Vallorto quarter and represents one of the medieval symbols of the fortifications on the Euganean Hills. It was later transformed into a holiday home. Details

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    Keep Federiciano

    The impressive keep (donjon) required by the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia stands on top of  Colle della Rocca (Fortress Hill) in Monselice. Details