The Castle of Roncade is one of the most unique examples... - Secret World

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by Tiziana Maione


The Castle of Roncade is one of the most unique examples of living Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy, anchoring the town of Roncade, in the Veneto countryside between Treviso and Venice. The Giustinian family, original owners of the Castello, were important figures in the history of Venice. The Castello sits on the ruins of a Tenth Century castle built by Emperor Ottone II. The walls, towers and moat of the Castello were constructed few years before the main villa, finished in 1508 and designed by renowned Venetian architect Mauro Coducci, who built the clock tower in the square of San Marco in Venice. The aim of the family has always been to produce only prestigious wines, as the villa did when the Venetian Doges were the owners, keeping the noble origins of Castello di Roncade alive.