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Castel Belfort In Paganella – A Complete Guide

Originally built in 1311, Castel Belfort is now partial ruins of what once protected the areas. Never the less worthy of a visit, here’s all the info.

How To Get To Castel Belfort

Castel Belfort is located in the Paganella region, between the towns of Cavedago and Spormaggiore.

Just a 10 minute drive from Fai Della Paganella, or a 15 minute drive from Andalo, the Castle itself is accessible directly from the main road.

We recommend renting a car for your entire Italy trip. That way you can pick up the car from the airport and explore the region at ease. Another option is of course a private taxi to the Castel itself.

If you’re in a large group, or would simply like an English speaking guide, then we highly recommend booking with Brenta Walk.

Castel Belfort Entrance Fee

It is completely free to enter and Castel Belfort is unmanned.

Castel Belfort Opening Times

Castel Belfort is accessible 24/7, however we wouldn’t recommend visiting out of daylight hours due to possible loose rocks.

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The royal entrance to Castel Belfort

What To Expect At Castel Belfort

Built in 1311 by concession of Henry, Count of Tyrol, Castel Belfort was erected to protect the districts of Andalo and Molveno.

Although now in partial ruins, and not one of the most touristy things to do in Paganella, it’s still a pretty impressive building and worth stopping by for a photo when passing.

It features an old embattled tower surrounded by wide rectangular outer walls. Huge arched brickwork separate the old rooms, as you can imagine where battles would once take place.

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The incredible architecture holding the Castel together
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And the incredible view from the top of the fort!

From the building itself only the exterior stone walls have been preserved until today. However the views looking out over the surrounding towns are quite impressive from above.

Castel Belfort shows no medieval elements because it was destroyed in a terrible fire. In the 17th century a new building was erected, but it was destroyed again in the Era of Napoleon.

The castle is now open daily to the public.

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The ruins of what once protected the local areas
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A lot of the old stones are still standing strong though
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Overall Castel Belfort is in pretty good condition

Where To Stay In Paganella

Luxury – Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel

Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel is located in Fai della Paganella in Adamello Brenta Natural Park. 

The hotel has one of the best wellness centres in Paganella. 

It also has a traditional restaurant and free WiFi. 

The bedrooms feature many luxuries, such as a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a stylish courtesy set.

Mid-Budget – Rifugio La Montanara

Rifugio La Montanara is immersed in the mountains and set 0.6 miles from Lake Molveno. 

It offers guests an Italian-style breakfast and rustic accommodation with a fireplace.

Each room is complete with a wardrobe and hardwood floors. 

Also, most rooms feature an incredible mountain view balcony.

Budget – Montanara Chalet

Montanara Chalet in Fai della Paganella offers accommodation, a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace. 

Each unit comes with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom. 

A ski equipment rental service, ski-to-door access and a ski pass sales point are all offered at the apartment too.

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