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Ten castles still inhabited in Italy

Be enchanted by the legendary atmosphere of these ancient manors and admire the majesty of their towers and walls. 

These castles, long inhabited, not only provide a backdrop of timeless architectural beauty, but also encapsulate centuries-old stories that have helped shape our culture and way of being.

Be inspired by the beauty of Italian castles and discover the history of these magical places. Here are ten of Italy's most evocative castles still inhabited and guardians of beauty and art, amid ancient stones and centuries-old stories.

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Ten castles still inhabited in Italy
Be enchanted by the legendary atmosphere of these ancient manors and admire the majesty of their towers and walls. These castles, long inhabited, provide a backdrop of timeless architectural beauty, and also enshrine centuries-old stories that have helped shape our culture and way of being. Be inspired by the beauty of Italian castles and discover the history of these magical places. Here are ten of Italy's most evocative castles still inhabited and guardians of beauty and art, among ancient stones and centuries-old stories.
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Torrechiara Castle - Parma
One of the jewels of Italian architecture, Torrechiara Castle is located a few kilometres from Parma. Built in the 15th century, it preserves period frescoes and decorations.
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Rivoli Castle - Turin
Situated in the hills of Turin, Rivoli Castle is a splendid mansion built in the 18th century. It now houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, but still offers the beauty of its facades.
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Venaria Reale Castle- Turin
Halfway between Turin and the Sacra di San Michele stands the castle of Venaria Reale: a royal residence from the 17th century, one of the most important palaces in Italy.
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Bardi Castle - Parma
The Bardi Castle is a medieval fort located in the Ceno valley. During its history it hosted illustrious personalities, including Federico Barbarossa. Today it is still inhabited by the descendants of the last owner.
Di Mihael Grmek - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47018
Miramare Castle - Trieste
The Miramare Castle is located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the cliffs of Grignano, not far from the city of Trieste. Built in the 19th century for the Habsburg family, it is still inhabited by the family's descendants.
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Masino Castle - Turin
The Masino Castle is a treasure chest of art and history, amid antique furniture and fine tapestries. The mansion is located a few kilometers from Ivrea and is surrounded by a centuries-old park.
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Grinzane Cavour Castle - Cuneo
The Grinzane Cavour castleis an impressive medieval fort built in the 13th century. It now houses the Wine Museum, which celebrates the excellent products of the Langhe.
Di Massimo Telò - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2793
Gropparello Castle- Piacenza
The Gropparello Castle is another elegant medieval mansion inhabited by the descendants of ancient nobles. It can dispense ancient magic when lit by candles.
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St.George's Castle - Mantua
Located on the shores of Lake Garda, St. George's Castle is a monumental mansion built during the Renaissance. It hosted the poet Virgilio and still houses the families of the nobles to whom it belonged.
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Castle of Valeggio sul Mincio - Verona
The castle of Valeggio sul Mincio is a medieval fortress overlooking the valley of Mincio. Surrounded by a centuries-old park, it houses a restaurant where you can enjoy typical Italian dishes.
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