Castelbrando has been brought back to the past splendour after a careful restoration. Open all year round, the Castle is immersed in the uncontaminated greenery of the pre-Alps of Treviso and overlooks the ancient hamlet of Cison di Valmarino. The ancient Manor House is located in an area which was inhabited in prehistoric times by Paleoveneto peoples. In ancient times the building was a military fortress, probably built to defend the Claudia Augusta, the Roman road constructed in the 1st Century AD to connect the ports of the Adriatic coast to the Danube.
The findings made at the time of the last restoration show that the “Castrum” was also inhabited and used as a fortress during the Longobard Period. In the second half of the 12th Century the Da Camino family extended the building and surrounded it with decorative battlements and a central tower. Additions were made to the central part, in Sansovino style, by Antonio Maria Brandolini (16th Century), who also added a Venetian touch. The 18th Century part was the last to be erected and was the work of the architect Ottavio Scotti. This linear and imposing structure is imbued with rigorous classicism. Today, the Castle is an elegant four-star hotel whose 47 taste-fully-decorated rooms are fitted with every modern comfort to satisfy both the most demanding tourist and businessman. During spring 2005 is going to be open the beautiful Villa Marcello del Majno with 16 bedrooms and suites, and the CastelBrando Dependance with 16 rooms too, both located in the village downhill and connected to the castle through the panoramic cablecar. In the castle hearth bright, spacious salons house a versatile Conference Centre, which provides seating for up to 1.800 people: the Centre contains three theatres, four rooms and other exhibition areas from the 18th Century all equipped with the latest technology for conferences, meetings, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, concerts, banquets, fashion shows and other artistic events. The Castle's historical atmosphere also pervades its two restaurants and eight bars, which offer international and local cuisine and tasty drinks and snacks. There is also the chance to enjoy ancient recipes by taking part in splendid medieval dinners. These turn into full historical reenactments in medieval dress, with drummers, flag throwers, knights in armour and medieval games. Sauna, gymnasium, solarium and personalised beauty treatments. Here, the most sophisticated remise en forme enables guests to recharge their minds and bodies at the sympathetic hands of highly-specialised staff.
Via Brandolini, n° 29 - 31030 Cison di Valmarino (TV)
Tel: +39 0438 9761 Fax: +39 0438 976020