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The frescoes tell the story of the life and exploits of Ascanio della Corgna who was an admired soldier in the 1500's , his uncle was Pope Julius 111. This leads to the enclosed walkway up to the Fortress . It was their private home
The Palazzo is a beautiful building. Well curated with fine painted panels. The main purpose of this visit was to share the Picasso exhibition with some friends that were visiting. We had already visited and had been impressed with the exhibition earlier in August with...More
Lots of very interesting artifacts found locally and preserved in the museum for us to see and wonder at. The most highly decorated rooms I think I've ever seen in what was essentially a private home to the Della Corgna family.
Visited castle in early October, unexpected rainy weather. Perfecto for being inside and out of weather. Pay entrance fee to see frescoes and walk around wall of castle grounds. Hooded blackbirds standing guard in olive grooves below. Wind surfers don't mind the cold when wearing...More
From the fortress you get into the palace via a walled passage, where you can visit the rooms staring at amazing restored "affreschi", realised and mastered by Pomarancio (great local artist whose works are well spread in the area: Città della Pieve, Orvieto) and his...More
It's all bundled in 1 fee: 5 eur for adults.
Should be worth your while whether your into history or not. Museum part is limited, there are more interesting historical museums in the area. But the fresco's in the palazzo are not only beautiful but...More
We visited Castiglione del Lago in early May and it is a nice walled town to walk around and visit the shops. We parked ( free parking) just outside the walls of the town and walked a short distance through the entry way of the...More
Out the back of the museum is a long narrow passage way on top of the castle wall. You can climb to the top of the towers and see spectacular views as well as the archer slots and ports for pouring boiling oil on the...More
What a wonderful introduction to Umbria is Castiglione del Lago: great shops, lovely dining, shimmering green water (4th largest inland body in Italy), dramatic mountain vistas framing all, and what has to be oe of the greatest combination ticket deals on the continent at E5...More