CASTELRONDA: SIX CASTLES TO VISIT IN BOLZANO
The density of castles, stately homes and historical buildings in the Bolzano valley basin is unequalled for miles around, and they are a natural stage setting for a weekend packed with history and culture. Castle Roncolo, Castle Mareccio and Castle Rafenstein in Bolzano, Boymont, Hocheppan and Moos-Schulthaus Castles in Appiano open up like treasure chests and burst into mediaeval life with all the games, duels and costumes, sounds and smells of bygone eras. Visitors have the chance to experience the Middle Ages, try on Medieval costumes and listen to tales of bygone days and games are organised for young children.
On this leap into the past, visitors can have fun with history and travel off on a flight of fancy to the lives of our forebears, discover the games they played and the food they ate. The historical reconstructions, some of which are extremely accurate for history enthusiasts, while others are more light-hearted for guests who simply want a taste of the atmosphere, are the life and soul of the events organised by the groups who are invited to enliven the grounds of these precious guardians of our history. In addition to the events in the castles, guided walks around the castles of Appiano and shows in Bolzano and Appiano centres are also on offer during this carnival of fun and games.
(by Roberta Agosti)