Castle in Prosecco Region
A Fortress in the Prosecco Wine Region of Italy
From the hill on which it rises, this fortress was erected during the late Roman Empire as a control structure to defend the Via Claudia Augusta and the lines of communication which connected Northern Italy to the countries on the other side of the Alps .
This stunning property is a splendid example of the historical and artistic restoration of one of the largest castles in Europe.
The massive manor, immersed in 120 acres of verdant and wooded parkland, is part of a medieval hamlet majestically set in the scenic Prosecco hills, surrounded by the towns of Valdobbiadene, Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto, and just 50 minutes from Venice.
Its beauty is untouched by the passage of time and offers a harmonious marriage between medieval mystique and contemporary chic .
Among its many architectural jewels are the 200-square-meter Sansovino theater, gifted by Venetian 15th-century aristocrat Caterina Comaro, Queen of Cyprus, and the 18th-century San Martino church, built over the remains of a 1224 chapel and marvelously frescoed by Egidio Dall'Oglio.
A panoramic cable-car takes you up to the heart of the castle, a landmark seen from the valley with its numerous turrets and battlements.
Rich in history and legend, the castle greets its guests with the noble style harking back to medieval times and the rare privilege of living at court.
The region with its picturesque hilly landscape between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is full of ideas for excursions to discover the real Italy and to keep your guests occupied leading up to and after your wedding day.
Close to Treviso, also called “Little Venice” or “Garden of Venice”, a typical Italian medieval town which is stunningly beautiful, much more relaxed than Venice and of course ideal for shopping.
Thanks to the painstaking and historically accurate restoration work carried out by the current owners, this wonderful building has been returned today to its ancient splendour.
On its inside we find a whole world of opportunities: a refined four star Hotel with 80 elegant rooms, suite and apartments which are spread over three location each with its own charm, to relive the magic of courtly life.
The restoration of this property, has returned the suites to their original splendour: refined stuccoes, 18th Century wooden floors and a Venetian terrace, charming fireplaces and original balconies with lead crafting from which one can enjoy spectacular views over the valley and surrounding hills.
The suites have a dressing room and some of them, on two floors, have a private living-room, kitchenette and two bathrooms. Adjoining rooms are available on request, and a charming mini-apartment on three floors in the Antica Torre (Ancient Tower), composed of two double rooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen/living room graced by an ancient fireplace and delicate frescoes.
To learn more about this special location , why not take a journey through medieval times... in the castle museum where you can really learn a little about the history of the building and its former owners.
When you have had enough with coming to terms about the past, you can care about your future and spend time being pampered in the spa which is spread over three historical and archaeological levels.
The spa is fed by three high-altitude springs flowing through a late-Roman Empire plumbing system and is an ideal place to care for your skin and spiritual senses.
If you are looking for other spiritual influences, the various bars should do the trick !
Two amazing restaurants complete the picture, serving quality regional produce in either the fine dining restaurant or in the more informal and lively pizzeria where you can also enjoy good music.
This castle offers a variety of services and packages for weddings, but the emphasis is on individuality: every wedding is different and we work closely with the couples to make their wedding truly original.
Some suggestions: A horse and buggy ride up to the castle, or a vintage sports car for the newlyweds. Or what about dressing for the wedding in medieval costumes?
A wedding can take place in the grounds, in the chapel of San Martino or in one of our reception areas such as the Teatro Magno dating from 1500 with scores of historical wedding coats of arms on the walls and seating for up to 180 guests.
For a smaller function the 18th century rooms are ideal. Other venues have a stage and dance floor for up to 1000 guests for those wanting to really go over the top.
Photos to grace any Italian wedding album can be taken in the small piazza in front of the chapel of San Martino, in the extensive gardens, at the entrance to the woods, on the majestic staircase... you will be spoiled for choice and certainly have photos to show the folks back home.
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