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Belfort Castle

A legend among the Castle ruins

Belfort Castle is located in the municipality of Spormaggiore, along the main road between the towns of Cavedago and Spormaggiore.
The medieval castle was built around 1311. Although in ruins, the tower with its battlements and the perimeter walls can still be seen, while the internal ceilings have unfortunately collapsed.
It was built by Tissone, son of Jeremiah I, with the approval of Henry Count of Tyrol and over the years has undergone many changes in ownership. Following Tissone's untimely death, the castle passed to his heirs and then to Thun who installed the Reifers, then to the Sporo Lords until Frederick IV, Duke of Austria and subsequent other owners before returning to the Reifers and finally to the Saracens in 1700. In 1670 following a devastating fire that destroyed it for the most part, it was rebuilt completely by the Saracens as a modern fortress, with the same appearance as you can see today.

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An interesting fact

Towards the mid 1400s the then owner of the castle, Cristoforo Altspaur from the Reifer family, suffered from bouts of madness and paranoia. He tried to kill his third wife Orsola, convinced of her infidelity. Legend has it that Cristoforo is now a bloodthirsty ghost keen on revenge and that his presence still lingers among the ruins of the castle in search of proof that his wife was unfaithful.

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