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Castello di Zumelle


Castello di Zumelle
Castello di Zumelle, Via San Donà 4 - 32026 Borgo Valbelluna (BL) IT +39 0437 548122

The Zumelle Castle is a manor, like the Andraz Castle, that still stands in the province of Belluno as a symbol of Mel and the whole Valbelluna. There is some debate about its origins because for the first time it was mentioned in a document dating back to 10 A.D. but someone dates its origins even earlier. Some experts believe that the castle was built on the site of a Roman watchtower near one of the hypothetical routes of the military road called Claudia Augusta Altinate, for others its origins are associated with the late antique or early medieval period. Whatever its origins are, Zumelle Castle is a gate-away to history, a place of emotions and re-enactments going back over the centuries. The castle stands on a rocky spur on the gorge of the Terche stream and can be seen from both the pre-Alps ridge and the valley.

Between the 9th and 12th centuries, it witnessed glorious moments: it was the object of ferocious clashes between the dioceses of Ceneda (Vittorio Veneto) and Belluno. Later, still in the 12th century, while in the hands of the Da Camino family, it saw its greatest expansion.

Over the years, the castle was destroyed and then rebuilt several times due to continuous battles until at least the 14th century. In 1422 the countryside around Mel became a feud of the Zorzi family from Venice and the castle lost its military prestige forever. Restoration works carried out in the Sixties revealed a small 11th century church with nineteen graves, as well as several stone structures.

Currently, after the restorations of the last century, the central heart of the manor, the mighty crenellated walls, the internal halls, the church of San Lorenzo, the tower, the moat and the Venetian well are visible and can be visited. Nearby the castle a tavern is run by the Associazione Sestiere Castellare.

Price Info

The cost of tickets may change during some scheduled events, so WE RECOMMEND to consult the events section of the site.

Full price € 7 euro

Residents in Comune di Borgo Valbelluna € 3 with exhibition of identity document

Reduced € 3 for children 3-8 years (not completed)

Free for children 0-3 years (not completed)

Groups over 20 units € 5

School groups € 3

Touring Club members € 5

Reduced € 5 for over 65

University students up to 26 years € 5 with university card exhibition

10 February 2024 - 6 January 2025: LBL_TUE, Wednesday, LBL_THU, Friday, LBL_SAT, LBL_SUN from 10:00 to 19:00

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