Educational visits to pulbic and private castles
The Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consortium for the Protection of Friuli-Venezia Giulia's Historic Castles) has been working since 1968 to safeguard, publicise and promote the region's castle heritage, which boasts more than 300 fortified works of various kinds.
The programme is primarily aimed at schools interested in learning more about private castles that are not normally accessible to visitors. The didactic offer is based on a playful-participative approach that allows through games and cards to make the castle experience more engaging. The visit can also be enriched by special workshops on medieval themes. Visits are reserved for organised groups, accompanied by an authorised tourist guide trusted by the Consortium, who, on request, may propose itineraries that include visits to other local realities.
Castles that open for school visits
Arcano (Rive d'Arcano, UD)
Admission fees :
pre-school and primary school € 4,00 (1 free entry per accompanying person every 10 children)
1st and 2nd secondary school € 4.50 (1 free accompanying person for every 15 children)
universities, UTE, ULE €.7,00
Guide service (with authorised tour guide):
for information on costs please contact the Consortium Secretariat
In some residences the guided tour is conducted directly by the owner or his representative. In this case it is not required the presence of an authorised tour guide is not required, but the entrance fee is € 2.00 per person.
For further information, please consult the individual castles on the website and contact:
Consorzio Castelli Secretariat
Piazzetta del Pozzo, 21
33100 Udine - Italy
Tel. 0432-288588 - Cell. 328-6693865
Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.