Castello di Monselice

Category

Castles, villas, palaces

Period

Medieval

Area

Padua

Presentation

At the foot of the Rocca hill stands a majestic complex of buildings named Cini Castle, which was turned into a medieval dwelling house, a defensive tower and then into a Venetian villa between the eleventh and the sixteenth century. The Castle is formed by four principal structures; the most ancient one is composed of the late eleventh-century building called Romanesque House (Casa Romanica) and of the Little Castle (Castelletto) dated back to the twelfth century. During the thirteenth century the Castle was enlarged with the fortified building called the Ezzelino?s Tower (Torre Ezzeliniana), a massive tower built up by Ezzelino III Da Romano, deputy of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. The large rooms in the keep are characterised by ?towered? fireplaces made by the fourteenth-century Da Carrara noble family of Padua. In 1981 the Castle of Monselice became a property of the Region Veneto and since then it has been transformed in a regional ?living? museum.

Services on location

? Acqua
? Corrente elettrica
? Servizi
? Ascensore
? Parcheggio
? Possibilità di pernottamento

Contact

info@roccadimonselice.it