Castello Papadopoli Giol is a splendid stately home with ancient origins built in the English neo-Gothic style better known as Tudor.
In 1192, the Patriarchs had a fortress built here for defence purposes and since then the name “castle” was to be for centuries linked to the site of this early fortalice. Subsequent renovation includes some very fine work by Da Tolentino, and even more so, by the Papadopoli Counts who, in 1850, chose the English neo-Gothic style that can still be admired today.
With its tall crenelated towers, bow windows, chimneys disguised as pinnacles and arched mullioned windows, this majestic building looks exactly like a real medieval English castle.
Even more surprising is its huge historic estate: an oasis of 12 hectares that still today preserves all its original beauty intact.Surrounded by secular trees, copses and vast lawns, the castle even overlooks a wonderful lake with two islands that can be reached by boat or even on foot.
The estate also includes the oldest wine cellar in Italy, documented as already existing in 1427, where prestige wines are obtained from the vinification of organically grown autochthonous grapes.