Castle of Torri del Benaco

The castle was erected in 1383 by Antonio della Scala, as evidenced by an inscription in the castle walls.

It appears today as three distinct constructions linked by defensive walls. The oldest of the three is the one nearest the lake and dating back to the time of Berengar (10th century). It was built to defend the area against the Hungarians. The strategic importance of this castle is underlined by all the attention given to it by the Lord of Verona.

The castle now houses an ethnographic museum whose nine rooms  are dedicated to various aspect of life in the Benaco area. The hot-house situated along the castle’s southern walls is one of the few “limonaie” in existence. Dating back to 1760 it is well worth a visit.

From the towers and passages on the battlements the visitor has a splendid bird’s eye view of the port and the town of Torri.



Opening hours: (From the 1st of April to the 15th of June) 9,30-12,30; 14,30-18.00 -  (From the 16th of June to the 15th of September) 9,30-13.00; 16,30-19,30 - (From the 16th of September to the 31th of October) 9,30-12,30;14,30-18,30.

Prices:
5.00 € Standard - 3.00 € Reduced (old people, students with student card) - 1.00 € schools and young people 6-14 years old – 10.00 € Family group (2 adults and 2 children). Free for disabled people (The castle is not accessible for people with wheelchair)

Tel:
045-6296111

Fax:
045-6296111

E-mail:
info@museodelcastelloditorridelbenaco.it

www.museodelcastelloditorridelbenaco.it

 

 

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