Monasterolo Castle

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Located in Monasterolo del Castello, on Lake Endine, in the Cavallina Valley, 30km from Bergamo and just 10 minutes by car from Trescore Balneario, a town famous for its thermal baths and Villa Suardi with frescoes by Lorenzo Lotto.

On a small hill between the southern end of Lake Endine and the left bank of the Cherio river, the origins of the castle are controversial: according to tradition, before the castle, a Benedictine monastery stood on the hill, which was destroyed at the time of Charlemagne and never rebuilt. A fort was built around the year one thousand to provide protection for the local population. In the Renaissance, it became a prestigious residence losing its military value, but from the 18th century until the first decades of the last century the castle experienced a period of decline.

In the thirties, Duchess Winifred fell madly in love with the lake and bought the castle, beginning the restoration work that led to the recovery of the interiors and gardens.

Today Monasterolo Castle is owned by the Acquaroli group and is the perfect location for organising weddings and receptions.

The park is one of the most important in Northern Italy and is a botanical garden, in fact you can find over seven hundred tree species.


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Located in Monasterolo del Castello, on Lake Endine, in the Cavallina Valley, 30km from Bergamo and just 10 minutes by car from Trescore Balneario, a town famous for its thermal baths and Villa Suardi with frescoes by Lorenzo Lotto.

On a small hill between the southern end of Lake Endine and the left bank of the Cherio river, the origins of the castle are controversial: according to tradition, before the castle, a Benedictine monastery stood on the hill, which was destroyed at the time of Charlemagne and never rebuilt. A fort was built around the year one thousand to provide protection for the local population. In the Renaissance, it became a prestigious residence losing its military value, but from the 18th century until the first decades of the last century the castle experienced a period of decline.

In the thirties, Duchess Winifred fell madly in love with the lake and bought the castle, beginning the restoration work that led to the recovery of the interiors and gardens.

Today Monasterolo Castle is owned by the Acquaroli group and is the perfect location for organising weddings and receptions.

The park is one of the most important in Northern Italy and is a botanical garden, in fact you can find over seven hundred tree species.