Consorzio per la salvaguardia dei castelli storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Individual visits to private Castles

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, 2015
A fabulous weekend in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

3 ottobre 2015

 “Castelli Aperti” (Castles Unlocked),

organized by the Consortium for the
Safeguard of the Historical Castles of
Friuli Venezia Giulia, was created with
the purpose to make it easier to access
historical testimony represented by castle
sites and by other fortified works of
the Region.
Many private castles arose, overlooking a
gulf or located on green hills, submerged
in large parks or in town centers in which
they were the most prestigious residence.
There are two “Castelli Aperti” dates in
the course of the year: one in spring and
one in autumn; dates which enable you to
visit the private castles not normally
open to the public.
The initiative is for the single visitor who
wishes to discover some of the most
beautiful castles of the Region, and the
secrets behind their important front
door: magnificent gardens, halls rich in
art, history and recollections of other
On the antique stairways of fascinating
castles you can be personally welcomed
by the owners themselves, exceptional
guides, or by expert tour guides; you will
go back in time with them and discover a
historical heritage unknown until now.