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Castello Bonoris

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria, 36, 25018 Montichiari, Italy
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+39 030 965 0455
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Sun 10:00 - 11:50
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Bonoris Castle was built between 1891 and 1905 on pre-existing medieval...

The Bonoris Castle was built between 1891 and 1905 on pre-existing medieval fortress ruins. It is an architectural example of the most important neo-Gothic style of Lombardy. Count Gaetano Bonoris (1861-1923) commissioned the building of the castle for his own house and home. The Municipality of Montichiari acquired it in 1996. The castle is surrounded by a vas tpark and located on the hill of San Pancrazio, scenically overlooking the historic core of the town. The towers and crenellated walls are made with great attention to defensive details: trap doors, retractable gates, moats and drawbridges. The beautiful interior also features rich materials, decorations, frescoes and furnishing. Do not miss the surprise of a secret safe discovered at the death of the Count, who had a wealth of jewels and precious coins.

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A charming visit !

In general I don't like to visit castles, but this time it was very interesting. You can only visit on a guided tour. The guide speaks italian & english and the story is very... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Hugo H
Antwerp, Belgium
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Sadly the Castle is currently only open on Saturdays & Sunday's and it was very disappointing to miss a visit as we were there during the week.

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montichiarimusei, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Castello Bonoris, responded to this review

Dear Gabrielle, We are really sorry you missed the visit, but the opening times are only on: - Saturdays (15:00 − 19:00) - Sundays (10:00 − 12:00 & 15:00 − 19:00) We hope you had a great time in Montichiari all the same. Sincerely More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

In general I don't like to visit castles, but this time it was very interesting. You can only visit on a guided tour. The guide speaks italian & english and the story is very good ! A rich count has his own dream : to build a medieval castle around 1900 ! He had good taste, was stubbon and last... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2016

On our way to the Garda Lake we stopped in Montichiari to see some places of interest. The place we wanted to visit was the Bonoris Castle. It was already about 6 pm when we were at the gate and we were surpised to find the gate closed. It appeared that the Castle works till 6 pm. Regret, but we... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is for sure the best attraction in Montichiari and even one of the first things that you see at your arrival. Being on the top of a hill the Bonoris Castle, that dates back to the late XIX century is a splendid example of the Italian neogothic architecture. The Earl chose the best in every field in order to... More 

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Georgetown South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Old castle which was a home until the 1920s it was closed but we were able to get into the facility , just not the interior

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Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My family and I visited Castello Bonoris 2 years ago. The castle has a guided tour including at least one person who provided an English speaking tour. The castle is in great shape and you get to view a furnished castle. If you choose to visit the castle, make sure you are ready to walk up a large hill and... More 

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Brackley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Although a replica of a medieval castle it is really lovely inside & the guides are very proud of their local landmark & the guided tour is excellent

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

A nice visit, Always charming. Beatiful park, stunning decor inside. The guided tour is lovely and the atmosphere is magic in the summer. I especially loved the cultural evenings in July! very nicely done.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Each room had the most vibrant painted rooms I have ever seen, even beats Egyptian wall paintings although not as old.

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