Photos courtesy of Castel Brando
80 rooms (50 located in castle, 16 in dependance, and 14 in annex)
Double rooms: 107–200 euros
Suites: 219–400 euros
Rates include breakfast
Open: all year
Cison di Valmarino is about 70 km from Venice. From the Venice-Belluno A27 motorway, exit at Vittorio Veneto Nord and follow the signs to Follina and Valdobbiadene. After 12 km Cison di Valmarino will come into view.
The nearest train station is at Congliano Veneto--23 km away. From there take a taxi.
On site: spa; castle tours
Nearby: hiking; horseback riding
Yes. Inquire hotel for more information.
Castel Brando is a wonderful example of what you can do with a large, imposing castle in the 21st century. Under the watchful eye of the Historical and Cultural Heritage Ministry, the castle has undergone a restoration true to its original spirit, while at the same time making life for today’s guests as comfortable as possible.
Decorative battlements, tapestries, suits of armor, and swords are reminders of a long-ago era while you walk the hallways. Take an elevator to your air-conditioned room and you’ll wonder how the early medieval residents lived here without such conveniences.
Guest rooms may be found in different wings of the castle, which is comprised of nine levels. Some rooms can be small and some spacious. Each is uniquely decorated in period style and have views of the hills, valley, or inner courtyard. A few of the junior suites feature fireplaces and ancient stuccoed walls. Bathrooms are modernized.
Still part of Castel Brando but located down the hill is the Villa Marcello Marinelli. Overlooking the main square of the village, this annex holds 14 guest rooms decorated in a period country style with exposed wood beams and wood floors. Rooms with kitchenettes are available.
The Dependance is a large stone cottage that sits right in front of the entrance to the funicular. Its 16 rooms are modern in decor.
For a elegant dining, try the Sansovino restaurant, or if you’re in the mood for something casual, La Fucina serves up large pizzas. Both are located inside the castle. You’ll also find a bar, wine bar, and wine cellar tucked away in some of the castle’s most atmospheric spots. Enjoy live music on the weekends. Highly recommended, too, is to take the funicular down to the village for dinner. You’ll see your castle brilliantly lit up on the hill above you.