Listed among the beautiful Castles in Italy is the 15th-century Sforzesco Castle which has been nicknamed Sforza Castle. Located in the center of Milan next to Sempione Park, Sforzesco Castle houses 9 museums inside it.
Make a trip to this Renaissance castle and walk inside to visit the 9 dedicated museum areas such as applied arts, Egyptian antiques, musical instruments, ancient art, and others. Do not miss out on the two highlights of the museums which are Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Trivulzianus manuscript and Michelangelo’s last sculpture.
Location: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Timings: 7 am to 7:30 pm
Buonconsiglio Castle Museum
Buonconsiglio Castle Museum is known to be one of the most intriguing Castles in Italy and is located in northern Italy in the mountainous region of Trento. Stroll into the 700-year-old castle and feel amazed looking at the different architectural styles, each differing from the other, visible in different parts of the castle. Delight in discovering the captivating frescos, enchanting castle fortifications, and others while touring the awe-inspiring castle.
Location: Via Bernardo Clesio, 5, 38122 Trento TN, Italy
Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm; Sunday Closed
La Scarzuola, the "Ideal City" of Tomaso Buzzi, is situated in the town of Montegabbione, hidden amongst the green Umbrian hills. The surreal construction by a well-known architect from Milan represents his dream vision which he represented through esoteric symbols.
Explore the magical location which has been steeped with culture and history and has been harmoniously combined with spirituality, esotericism and astrology. Observe the various attraction of the place such as the Mantua Clock Tower, the Temple of Vesta, the Tower of the Winds, and other buildings located in the Acropolis.
Location: 05010 Montegabbione, Province of Terni, Italy
Castello Del Valentino
Castello del Valentino is one of the most beautiful Castles in Italy and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Initially a river residence, the building was transformed into a French model castle with two towers facing the river. Currently the university seat of the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Turin, the castle will enchant you with its seventeenth-century frescoes, columns in breccia marble on the main floor and the chapel on the ground floor. Stroll into the surrounding park, the oldest park in Turin.
Location: Viale Mattioli, 39, 10125 Torino TO, Italy
Timings: Saturdays: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m
Miramare is one of the best Castles in Italy where you can enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The castle is fairly new, being constructed in the 19th century by an Austrian archduke Maximilian as a love nest for his wife Charlotte of Belgium.
Visit the enchanting white castle that overlooks the sea and feel spellbound looking at the view of the small bay. Talk about a walk in the huge park surrounding the castle, where rare and exotic trees, a personal collection of the Archduke, can be observed.
Location: V.le Miramare, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy
Timings: 9 am to 7 pm
Feel excited as you embark on a trip to visit Este Castle, one of the moated medieval Castles in Italy, located in the city of Ferrara in northern Italy. Castello Estense or Estense Castle is a 14th century castle with four imposing towers. Feel awe-struck as you take a look at the four towers, namely - Torre dei Leoni, Torre Marchesana, Torre di Santa Caterina, and Torre di San Paolo.
Climb up the Torre dei Leoni, to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding city. Check out other castle highlights such as the Salone dei Giochi (Games Salon), Sala dei Giganti (Giants' Room), the claustrophobic dungeon and the Cappella di Renée de France.
Location: L.go Castello, 1, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday Closed
Castillo De Moncalierif
Located a short distance away from Torino is the Castle of Moncalieri, one of the oldest of the Savoy residences. Built as a fortress in the medieval period to provide defense, the place was later converted to serve as the royal residence.
Explore the castle to learn more about the royal family and take a look at the reminders of the family in the royal apartments. Walk into the huge park that stretches over the hill and enjoy a view of the surrounding areas from atop the hill.
Location: Piazza Baden Baden, 4, 10024 Moncalieri TO, Italy
Timings: Fri to Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
Castello Aragonese D'Ischia
Aragonese Castle, one of the Castles in Italy, overlooks the Gulf of Naples from atop a volcanic rocky islet that is linked to Ischia Island. Pay a visit to this ancient castle to know about its tumultuous history that dates back to 474 BC. Wander into the place to take a look at the frescoes on the walls of crypts and churches.
Explore the torture museum and look into other attractions such as the abbey, and former nunnery. Take a stroll into the beautiful garden before taking a lift to reach the top. There is a restaurant on the top of the castle where you can enjoy drinks and food while admiring the spectacular view of the bay.
Location: Castello Aragonese, 80077 Ischia NA, Italy
Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Known to be the oldest castle in Italy, Castel Sant’Angelo, was known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian and was initially built in 123 AD as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family. Currently, a museum, the castle, located on the bank of River Tiber, will captivate you with its fascinating history.
Explore its five floors to take a look at its rich historical grandeur and enthralling architecture. Go to the top of the castle to enjoy a spectacular view of the city of Rome along with the nearby Vatican.
Location: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Timings: 9 am to 7:30 pm
One of the enchanting Castles in Italy that has been built on the ruins of a roman fortress is Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle). Also known as Ovo Castle, the castle is the oldest standing fortification in Naples, standing in its place from the 12th century.
You can reach the seaside castle through a jetty and go to the top to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Vesuvius as well as the bay. The castle features a marina and is also the setting for special events and temporary art exhibitions.
Location: Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Timings: 9 am to 6:30 pm; Sunday: 9 am to 2 pm;