The Castle of San Salvatore dominates Susegana from the hill on which it stands and with its 3000 square meters, between rock and village, is one of the largest in northern Italy. Set in the most authentic nature among olive groves, woods and vineyards it is an ideal location for those who want to create receptions in contact with nature, without renouncing the elegance and refinement of the banquet.
Castello di San Salvatore History
The fortified complex of the Castle of San Salvatore has a rather late origin: the hill of San Salvatore was sold in 1245 by the town of Treviso to the Counts Collalto, former owners of the neighboring feud.
The construction was started between the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the fourteenth century and in 1312, when the work was finished, the Collalto obtained from emperor Henry VII a full jurisdiction over the counties of Collalto and San Salvatore. Thus began a principality, which although within the municipality of Treviso first and then the Serenissima Republic of Venice, manages to maintain a certain autonomy until 1797, with the arrival of Napoleon. Located in a strategic position to control the fords, it expands quickly and comes to be with its thirty thousand square meters of surface, between the fortress dedicated to the court and the village inhabited by peasants and craftsmen, one of the largest fortified complexes in Europe.
During the Venetian pax the manor sees the blossoming of an artistic season, hosting painters, musicians, poets and writers. It is in the sixteenth century that Monsignor Giovanni Della Casa, a guest of the Collalto family, writes his famous Galateo. The palaces are enriched with works by the great Venetian masters of the period and an extraordinary cycle of frescoes by Pordenone adorns the Old Chapel.
Despite the blows inflicted by the First World War the structure, thanks to a wise and careful restoration work, in 2003 Prince Manfredo inaugurated the new castle returned to its former glory. It is from 1100 that the Collalto family, generation after generation, presides over these hills with a particular predilection for the care and development of vineyards and wine, custodians of the territory and tradition. Heir of this historic and unique tradition is Princess Isabella Collalto de Croÿ, the eldest daughter of Prince Manfredo and Princess Trinidad of Collalto, who since 2007 personally follows the Conte Collalto winery and since 2018 also the Castello San Salvatore.
The marvelous natural amphitheater in which the hill is immersed and the evocative historical setting merge inextricably with the impeccable service provided by the staff, making any event special.