The walls, built to protect the first Free City of Italy (983), date back to the early Middle Ages and protected the castle whose origins are linked to the history of Rome that had baptized the village as Lacisium. The Castle was probably rebuilt on Roman foundations in the Middle Ages around the eleventh century when the territory was governed by the Venetian Republic and used as the residence of the Venetian magistrates. The fortifications protected the inhabitants from foreign incursions, but also from the claims of the Veronese family Turrisendi, lords of Garda and a good part of Giudicaria Gardense. Scaliger Castle of Lazise from the Lake In the centuries the castle was enlarged, destroyed and restored stronghold of the Scaligeri, the Visconti, the Venetians, the Lanzichenecchi, the French and the Austrians. Semi-destroyed and used as a quarry of building material, the castle was saved by Count Burri who, having bought it, restored it, transforming the little port of the ancient castle, which had turned into a swamp, in the castle garden. The Scaliger Castle has the classic square plan, with five towers and the keep. At the two entrances, you can still see the Scaligeri crests chiselled by the Emperor Maximilian to satisfy the resentment of the inhabitants of Lazise for the power exercised by the Scaligeri by force. Scaligero Castle - Walk of the wallsWhat remains of the ancient Scaligero Castle is included in the enclosure of the villa Buri, now Bernini, can not be visited because it is still inhabited. It is however possible to visit the walls around the castle, crowned with merlons that are well preserved. To take a walk inside and outside the walls, a walk that lasts about an hour, you need to park outside the walls. Lazise has always had three entrance doors equipped with shutters and drawbridges, restored several times.
Best Price Guaranteed