Medieval Italian Castle Up For Auction
Castel Valer, Valer 21 Tassullo, Trentino-Alto Adige 1-38010, Italy
The building comprises 2 adjoining castles (Castle and Castel) and was on a Roman fort – as it was realized based on various findings – built between the 12th and 17th century. The historic Roman road (from Rome to Gaul) led past the Castle, this served to guard along the Roman road as well as to pass on to flares. The current octagonal tower (only in the old area) was built in the 12th century, is 40 meters high and consists mainly of granite. An old wooden bridge is the only access to the tower. In case of siege could be repulsed by the inhabitants of the castle, after they had retreated to the tower. An underground passage led to the forecast to the next castle. Over the centuries, widely expiring buildings were built around the tower. Valer has two chapel, a smaller consecrated inside the building, the Saint Sebastian, a larger late Gothic within the outer castle wall located, which dedicated to St. Valerius and valuable, beautifully preserved frescoes very well-known painter from the area
provided by Bergamo is. In 1996, the chapel of San Valerio was restored. In the same year, Europa Nostra (the umbrella organization of the various European Castle Institute) a price advertised for the European best restored chapel in private hands. 400 candidates took part in this tender. San Valerio came first in the selection of the best 20 and was
eventually the advertised price.
Description: “In the foothills of the Italian Alps, Castel Valer stands proudly over the valley below. Erected on the foundations of a Roman castle built through the 12th and 17th centuries and belonging to one family lineage, this incomparable compound’s roots are steeped in history, its soul is revealed in the spectacular medieval and late-Gothic architecture, and its personality shines with the resplendence of the Renaissance. Become a part of its pedigreed history in the most romantic of settings when the gavel drops September 8th. Visitors will delight in opulently furnished rooms, carefully preserved in period details from the wood inlay floors to the intricate ceilings. Artistic treasures include 16th-century frescoes by some of the great artists of the day. Luxuriate in the elegance of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural features without compromising on 21st century amenities. Be transported to enchantment of days past, from the Ancient Romans to the Council of Trent to the Austrian Empires / the Hapsburgs and on to World War I and today. The castle’s octagonal granite tower, the 130-foot-tall standout structure in Val di Non, was erected in the 12th century to be used for retreat in case of occupation, and then later used as a base by both the German and Italian military. Your splendid Dolomite castle can be a grand rental venue, a lavish hotel, or a luxurious family compound. With 80 rooms, a “Knights’ Hall” with five kitchens, conference/banquets rooms in the converted stables, and two chapels – one of which was awarded best renovated chapel in Europe – the options are endless. Not to mention the stunning grounds, including 12 acres of forest, 6 acres of apple orchards, and countless terraced gardens. Castel Valer guards the entrance to the fabled Val di Non, a valley nestled against the mountains where romance surrounds you. In the foothills of Europe’s most beautiful mountains, the Dolomites in Northern Italy, the stunning Non Valley has beautiful lakes, quaint villages, and culture and history to spare – in addition to easy access to two airports, world-famous skiing, golf and more. Explore the natural beauty beyond your castle walls, or venture further afield to some of Europe’s most beloved destinations.
- Bedrooms: 15
- Bathrooms: 14
- Living Area: 35,520 Sq. Ft.
- Land Area: 18+ Acres
- Listing Agent: Concierge Auctions
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