Castel Drena

A true medieval fortress

  • Panoramic view of the lower Sarca Valley
  • The rocky landscape of the Marocche near Dro
  • The Rio Sallagoni ferrata

Built during the 13th century, Castel Drena possibly stands over a prehistoric village. Its strategic location made it the subject of continuous disputes in the Middle Ages, since it blocked and controlled the only viable passage.

Impervious to fire, defended by two tiers of walls and built on the rock in a dominant position, the castle was impregnable with the assault means used at the time. The building’s style is essentially Romanesque, with some Gothic elements and a few 16th century structures.

The remains of a small church dedicated to St. Martin, a cult that followed the Franks expansion, document that the area was actively frequented already in the Carolingian period (9th- 10th century).
 

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Castel Drena
Via al Castello, 2
38074 Drena , Italy

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