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Baradello Castle, Como

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The Castello Baradello is a military fortification located on a 430m high hill next to the city of Como, northern Italy.HistoryThe castle occupies the ancient site of Comum Oppidum, the original settlement of Como, dating from the 1st millennium BC. Later it was one of the last Byzantine strongholds in the area, surrendering to the Lombards in 588. The castle was restored during the War of the Lombard League, with the help of emperor Frederick Barbarossa (1158). Barbarossa officially donated it to the citizens of Como in 1178.Napoleone della Torre died here in 1278, having been imprisoned here by Ottone Visconti after the Battle of Desio; his nephew Guido was able to escape in 1283, as well as his brothers Corrado and Enrico the following year. Azzone Visconti restored and enlarged the fortification after conquering Como in 1335, and built another castle, the Castello della Torre Rotonda ("Castle of the Round Tower", now lost) and a citadel.In 1527, by order of emperor Charles V, the castle was dismantled, with the exception of the tower, to prevent it from falling in hands of the French troops that had invaded the duchy of Milan. After belonging to monks and then to private individuals, the castle was restored in 1971.
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  • Castle visited several times with friends and alone. Known thanks to Geocaching, this facility is wonderful, especially seen from the city at night, lit and quite impressive. Approaching unfortunately the Castle loses part of its beauty, could be kept better.
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  • Visit for a wonderful view of history in the background. I recommend the przesympatycznym guide that can well tell the (admittedly in Italian, but continued in English).
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  • I do this castle walk every morning when I go to Como. From Via Milano to the top and back again is just over an hour. It is steep at parts but not long. The view at the top is lovely however the gate...  more »
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  • Its sad you cannot find opening Hours in the internet, So it was closed when we aerrived. Nice hike and view, but from the Tower must be much more better
  • Amazing view. It's incredible that it was close in a week day though. So we couldn't pass the door :(
  • too long walk for not much experience
  • Good place ,hre is one of the places that you can have bbq in Como
  • A nice hike from around Como
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