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Castello Pandone Venafro

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reservice wrote a review Aug 2020
Pinerolo, Italy13 contributions7 helpful votes
In addition to all positive reviews I can say there are two reasons not to miss this place 1) the unique frescoes tecnique you can find in the horse rooms, like a fresco on reliefs (using more layers of lime for the horse) 2) the wonderful panorama you can see from the renaissance-style Loggia on the second floor Notice that when you reach the square under the Castle there isn't ANY signal for the Castle...Just take the stairs in front of you. If you can't walk you have to reach the entrance in delle mura ciclopiche street and call the Museum office,and someone will open you. A lift is disposable inside the Castle. No panels or indications about that, of course. In the Castle there is mister Nicandro, a volunteer, that can open for you Annunziata church and Liberty Villa in the public garden ( better in the morning). Just ask at the ticket office of the Castle. I'm not sure he can speak english...
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Date of experience: August 2020
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libius2018 wrote a review Mar 2019
Moscow, Russia31 contributions48 helpful votes
I was in Venafro at Sunday 24th February and hoped that the museum would be opened. But there was not any trace or sign of life. All was closed without any explanation. No indication that it was Pinacoteca of Molise or an museum at all.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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molisematters wrote a review Jul 2018
Campobasso, Italy3 contributions1 helpful vote
Unlike many of the castles here in the Molise region this one has quite a lot to see, whereas many others are merely ruins. The art work is beautiful and the horses depicted on the walls quite beautiful. The other art work is interesting too but it is the horse which make it so interesting. The views from the castle too are quite spectacular
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Rosaria wrote a review May 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions13 helpful votes
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A beautiful castle included in the top 20most beautiful castles in Italy... Tickets are just 4€ for adults (while free for kids) and include also the museum nearby and a guided tour of the castle with plenty of explanations about the castle, its art - including 15+ real size horses 🐎 relief paintings & plenty of expositionart on the second floor - and kids also got a special map with activities and treasure hunt (even though the very talkative guide didn’t leave us any time for that while I realized later it would have been nice that I could read it for the kids as they could only see the figures). The view from the top is also worth the visit. A lovely hidden treasure in Molise county... just across the boarder of Campania.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Rinaldo P wrote a review Oct 2017
Venafro, Italy12 contributions2 helpful votes
The oldest part of the Lombard castle of Venafro, in the form of remaining of an internal, narrow staircase, brings you back to the 6th century, perfectly flowing with the events of local Roman history, which culminated with the collapse of the Western empire about a century earlier. However, it seems that the Lombard castle of Venafro was built on the remaining of a previous Roman site, somehow connected to what is nowadays called the “Norman” tower, or Torricella by locals. It oversees Venafro’s olive garden and its entire basin, surrounded by mountains and with only one access point toward Vairano. Looking at Venafro’s valley from the castle porch it is possible to understand why this place was chosen by the Romans as their safe retreat. In fact, Venafro is not too far from Rome, and its location is very strategically protected by mountains and the Volturno river. By the way, the Volturno river also offered them some pleasuring thermal waters nearby. Later on occupied by the Normans in the 10th and 11th centuries, finally became known as Pandone castel in the 15th century. Regardless, the conquest by the Normans officially meant the beginning of feudalism and Medieval era in Southern Italy as well as in Great Britain, by mean of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Despite the vanishing of the Normans, the Pandone castle still preserved evidence of cultural ties to Great Britain, mostly represented by a later addition of a peculiar theater space in one of its rooms. It seems quite evident as such addition demonstrates the spreading of the so called “Victorian age” in relations to the rediscovery of theatrical arts thank to William Shakespeare. Ironically, also the pink color of its outside walls seems strongly recalling the British Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) between the Lancasterians and Yorkists. In fact, the symbols of the Lancastrians and Yorkists were a red and a white rose respectively. In a way, the pink Pandone castle symbolizes a neutral position, as pink is nothing but the union of red and white roses. Finally, among the many items exhibited at the castle, one may notice a set of nicely inlaid alabaster plates from Nottingham, in modern U.K.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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