Castles in Italy that you cannot miss

Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe for its art, which reflects its entire history throughout the centuries. And, really, it is something that is breathed in any municipality, city and place in this country, which offers endless possibilities to be visited, being one of the main destinations worldwide. In this case, we are going to focus on some of its castles because they are among the most beautiful and spectacular in the country, Europe and the world.

Miramare Castle

It is located on the coast adjacent to Triestre , specifically, on a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Triestre. This castle was commissioned to build by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg in the second half of the 19th century to establish his residence together with his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

The castle is quite well preserved, allowing you to appreciate the exquisite combination of medieval , Renaissance and Gothic styles . In addition, much of the original furniture and decoration is even kept. Its surroundings are also very attractive, since it is surrounded by a botanical park .

Castel Sant’Angelo

This castle is one of the most famous in Italy because it is in Rome , which is one of the most visited cities every year. In addition, it has a strategic position since it is the meeting point between the old capital and the Vatican city.

This castle was initially built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century, but was later converted into a military fortress . It is precisely from this stage that it takes its name, since it is said that the archangel Michael appeared at the top of the castle to stop the plague that ravaged the city of Rome in 509.

Sirmione Castle

Another of the most visited and most iconic castles in Italy is Sirmione. Located in the middle of Lake Garda , it is an example of medieval architecture and the majesty of its surroundings.

There is no shortage of drawbridges, moats, towers, walkable and scalloped walls… and the wall that is accessed after climbing 150 steps . The climb is worth it to see magnificent views of the lake and Sirmione.

This castle is also known as Scaligero by the Scaligeri family, who commissioned it and who ruled this region in the early 13th century.