Castel Englar, a Gothic castle similar to castles of fairy tales to spend a holiday immersed in nature, among vineyards and orchards, in a warm and friendly atmosphere that invites guests to relax. The interiors are perfectly preserved and furnished with particular taste as well as the exteriors provided, among other things, with a swimming pool.
Castel Englar History
Castel Englar was built towards the end of the Middle Ages as an aristocratic residence of the Firmian family. Christof von Firmian built the castle in 1470 originally for his son Bartholomäus, but he died before the works were finished. In 1450 the small church of S. Sebastiano was built near the castle. In 1528 the castle on the west side was enlarged. In the same year Bartholomäus died and the castle was left, after a marriage, to Count Kaspar Thun. His son finally sold Castel Englar in 1621 to the counts von Khuen-Belasi, one of the oldest families in South Tyrol. they still live here today. For a long time, therefore, have the privilege not only to have as a home this castle, a splendid example of noble residence of the late fifteenth century, but also to pass down from generation to generation ancient customs and traditions of the past, which today constitute the main charm of a stay here at the castle.
As in a Renaissance court of patrons, in the summer afternoons, the Knights' Hall is the evocative setting where classical music concerts or readings are held to entertain guests. Breakfast is served as desired in the cozy room on the ground floor or on the sunny terrace and, although there is no restaurant service, you can request at any time to have a snack based on typical products of the area, such as speck, cheese and fruit, following the ancient South Tyrolean tradition of the Törggelen. The atmosphere is therefore the calm and welcoming atmosphere of a friend's house, it's easy to settle down right away. On the contrary, more and more loyal guests come back to visit the accounts every year. The reception is organized in rooms that, like all the rooms of the castle, are furnished with antique furniture and furnishings and large wooden beams on the ceilings. Only the three rooms on the top floor have modern furnishings. In the garden is the swimming pool, which overlooks an expanse of vines and fruit trees.