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Florence Attractions Tickets

Florence Castles 

1. Castle of Vincigliata 
2. Castello di Mezzaratta
3. Montalbano Castle
4. Castello di Torregalli
5. Castello di Bisarno

Castles in Florence Italy are known for their renaissance art and architecture making them one of the top visited places in the city.  One of the most important castles of the city is the Castle of Vincigliata which was built in the medieval period. Explore this beautiful castle which was once a  prisoner-of-war camp during world war 2.

 Montalbano Castle is also a beautiful castle that currently offers hotel services and you can book a room and spend a night at the castle. The castle also has a beautiful sun terrace where you can witness a lovely sunset and enjoy a peaceful evening.

When talking about castles in Florence we cannot forget to mention Castello di Torregalli which was built around 1427 and was once owned by the richest man in Florence. Witness the beautiful courtyards, the stone pillars, the Terrace, and a lovely chapel located at the castle. 

Here are some of the best Castles in Florence:

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Castle Of Vincigliata

  • One of the top castles in Florence Italy, the Castle of Vincigliata was built in the medieval period on a hill in the north of Florence. 
  • Residence to the Visdomini family, the castle was ruined in the 19th century and was later reconstructed by John Temple-Leader. 
  • One of the most fascinating facts about the castle was that it was issued as a prisoner-of-war camp between 1941 to 1943 during world war 2. 
  • You can admire medieval architecture, explore the beautiful vineyard, and the Testamatta Estate, and meet the winemaker during your visit.  

v b, Via Vincigliata, 21, 50014 Vincigliata FI, Italy

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Castello Di Mezzaratta

  • Located in Settignano, Castello di Mezzaratta also known as Villa contri is one of the top castles in Florence to visit on your trip. 
  • Built in the year 1921 by Adolfo Coppedge, this neo-Gothic castle has a beautiful crenelated tower that is set against the Settignano hill. 
  • Witness this magnificent building which showcases the desires of the wealthy class of people with its huge lookout towers and panoramic points.

Via Gabriele D'Annunzio, 195, 50135 Settignano FI, Italy

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Montalbano Castle

  • One of the best  Florence castles, the Montalbano Castle was built in the year 1223 by  Emperor Frederick II and is located in the Metropolitan City of Messina. 
  • One of the best parts about the castle is that it currently offers room services and you can get a chance to stay in the castle to have a royal experience. 
  • Visit the beautiful sun terrace which is one of the most beautiful features of the castle and look at the stunning views of the city and admire a lovely sunset. The Terrace also has a restaurant that offers a romantic setting where you can spend time with your loved one. 

: Via di Montalbano, 8, 50135 Firenze FI, Italy

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Castello Di Torregalli

  • When looking to visit the castles in Florence Italy, you cannot forget to visit Torregalli Castle which is located between the Arno and the Greve. It is said that the castle was the residence of the richest and the most influential families in Florence during 1427.
  • The castle was declared as a farm and was owned by Francesco di Filippo di Loso de ' Nerli. You can witness the first courtyard, the wall fountain, the Terrace, and the beautiful neo-gothic chapel located at the castle.

Via Torre Galli, 50143 Firenze FI, Italy

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Castello di Bisarno

  • Built-in the 13th century, the Castello di Bisarno is located in an area called "lame" where the rivulets flow into the river Arno. The castle belonged to the Bards in the 14th century and was passed to the Billotti in the 16th century. 
  • You can witness the beautiful internal designs and floral motifs which have remained intact from that period. You can also look at the beautiful Octagonal stone pillars and the wooden beamed ceilings.

Via di Badia a Ripoli, 5, 50126 Firenze FI, Italy

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People Also Ask About Florence

  1. Why Florence is so famous?

    With beautiful castles in Florence Italy, the city is known for its renaissance art, culture, beautiful architectural buildings, and monuments. The city is also a haven for art lovers with many art galleries and museums such as Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. You can witness some of the most amazing Renaissance masterpieces from artists like Raphael, Michelangelo, da Vinci and Botticelli

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  2. How many days do you need in Florence?

    It is recommended to spend at least a minimum of 4 days in the city. You can witness all of the iconic sights such as Florence castles, art galleries, and museums. Four days also give you enough time to relax and explore the city in peace instead of rushing through the places.
  3. How to reach Florence?

    1. By Air: One of the most convenient ways to reach the city is by air and the nearest airport to Florence is the Amerigo Vespucci Airport which is 5 km from the city center. Once you reach the airport, you can easily take a taxi and reach the city within 15-20 minutes.

    2. By Train: If you are traveling to Florence from another part of Italy, you can easily take a train and reach the  Santa Maria Novella Station. The railway station is right in the city center and is a short walk from Duomo.

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  4. What is special about Montalbano Castle?

    One of the most amazing parts of Montalbano Castle is its sun terrace where you can witness the stunning views of the city along with enjoying drinks. Witness a beautiful sunset or head over to grab some food at the restaurant on the terrace. The Montalbano Castle is also converted into a hotel and you can stay overnight at one of the beautiful castles in Florence Italy.
  5. How long should one spend exploring castles in Florence?

    You can spend a minimum of 1-2 hours exploring the castles in Florence. Visit the castles in the early mornings as you can expect fewer crowds and explore the castle peacefully.

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