Explore the Ruins of Castel Belfort

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Walk through the ruins of Castel Belfort, high up in the Italian Dolomite's.

While traveling through the Italian Dolomite's, be sure to plan a stop at Castel Belfort.  Though partially in ruin, the castle adorns a large tower, wide rectangular outer walls and spectacular views.  The ruins are open to the public to explore and photograph at your own leisure.  

The Medieval castle was built in 1311 by concession from Count Heinrich of Tyrol.  Though dating back to medieval times, the lack of medieval elements is due to a large fire that devastated the castle in 1670.  After the fire, the castle was reconstructed during the 17th century by Count Saracini.  The castle had changed ownership may times throughout the centuries until it fell to ruin once again during the Napoleonic occupation.  

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This was a fun place to explore high up in the mountains. We had the entire place to ourselves. It was fun trying to imagine what this castle looked like in its prime. Amazing views!

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