Located in the heart of the Verona plain, Castello di Bevilacqua is the ideal location for suggestive weddings, banquets, ceremonies and stays immersed in the Renaissance elegance of the fourteenth century structure.
Castello di Bevilacqua History
Built in 1336 by Guglielmo Bevilacqua and later enlarged by his son Francesco on behalf of the Scaligeri family, the Castello di Bevilacqua is surrounded by a wide moat and by three orders of fortified walls with adjoining drawbridge.
The fortress has in principle both representation and defensive functions, given the proximity to the hostile dominions of the Este and the Carraresi and over time is damaged by numerous clashes with the Republic of Venice resulting in occupation of the Serenissimi.
Having failed the tactical role of the origins, in 1532 the medieval structure was completely refurbished and transformed into a noble residence by the architect Michele Sanmicheli.
In 1756 Gaetano Ippolito Bevilacqua restores part of the interior, obtaining the halls of the first floor; however, not even a century later, the castle was burnt down following the Napoleonic events and subsequently renewed again on several occasions by Countess Felicita Bevilacqua, with works that give the whole complex a neogothic image according to the neo-romantic taste of the time.
During the Second World War it was occupied by the German army as a command post and then became, at the end of the war, a Salesian college until 1966, the year in which the failure of a boiler caused a new fire.
Abandoned by the religious and sold to private individuals, it was in 1990 and the arrival of the Cerato family that the structure finally underwent an important restoration work, bringing back the sixteenth century interiors, the inner courtyard and the roof garden to its ancient splendor.
Located between Padua and Verona, the castle is surrounded by 25,000 square meters of parkland, has an ideal area for receptions and weddings, conference rooms for up to 250 people and an inner courtyard that offers additional space for meetings and events in a frame awesome.
The hotel has 7 junior suites with a unique historical atmosphere and the "All'Antica Ala" restaurant, which offers traditional local recipes with an eye to contemporary trends.