Castello di Sabbionara, Avio (TN), Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
One of the most picturesque castles in the Trentino, with its imposing central tower of the 12th century dominates the whole valley. It is a beautiful example of fourteenth-century influenced by the Venetian style of the Scaligeri.
In the mid-12th century it was a possession of the powerful Castelbarco family, then in 1441, under the jurisdictions of the four vicarships Vicariati (Ala, Avio, Mori and Brentonico) the castle passed by will from the Castelbarco to the Venetians, that widened and made it higher. Then the fortress was a fiefdom of the bishops of Trento, to return finally to the Castelbarco, who unfortunately starting from 1812, dismantled it systematically to furnish their new abode at Loppio.
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