Castle in Brescia
A stately castle in the northern Italian countryside has been restored after years of neglect. This imposing residential castle was built between the 15th and 16th centuries by the noble Martinengo family. Surrounded by countryside, in between fields, with a moat that protected it from assaults and various dangers, it is the noble element of a splendid rural village, with its large, elegant internal courtyards. Old houses-workshops with their traditional entrances can still be seen in the village centre. One inn and two traditional trattorias have revived the old village and offer yet another reason to visit this lovely place. A very popular event is Mercato della Terra (Earth’s Market), a farmers’ market organised by Slow Food every third Sunday of the month in the centre. After buying produce from small organic producers, everyone eats together in an atmosphere of heartfelt conviviality.
The castle can only be visited with a guided tour. Check the website for hours and ticket prices.
Visiting Padernello Castle
Tue-Fri: guided tours 9:00am-12:00pm/2:30pm-5:30pm; Sat 2:30pm-5:30pm; Sun 2:30pm-6:30pm. Last entrance one hour before closing time. Closed in August.
adults: € 7.50