It's the 36th edition of the event, organized by the Consortium for the Protection of Castles – Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Tour guides will delight the audience by detailing all infos about the art, architecture and history of each place, plus a series of secret stories handed down through the centuries by their owners' ancestors.
For safety reasons, only small groups will be admitted and visits must be booked in advance by contacting the following telephone numbers and emails: (+39) 0432.288588 or (+39) 3286693865, email@example.com. The entrance ticket for a single castle is 7 euro for adults, 3.5 euro for children aged 7-12. All adults will be asked to show a Covid-19 Green Pass to access any structure.
Where to go: the castles' full list
In Pordenone, Palazzo Panigai Ovio and Castello di Cordovado will be welcoming visitors, as well as the Rocca di Monfalcone near Gorizia.
Out of the 15 mansions that'll open on Saturday and Sunday, 12 of them are located in and around Udine:
- Castello di Aiello
- Castello di Ahrensperg (Pulfero)
- Castello di San Pietro di Ragogna
- Castello di Strassoldo di Sopra
- Castello di Strassoldo di Sotto
- Castello di Villalta (Fagagna)
- Casaforte la Brunelde (Fagagna)
- Rocca Bernarda (Premariacco)
- Palazzo Steffaneo Roncato (Crauglio di S. Vito al Torre)
- Castello Savorgnan di Brazzà (UD)
- Palazzo Romano (Manzano)
- Castello di Flambruzzo (Rivignano Teor)
Cover photo: Rocca Bernarda
All photos courtesy of Castelli Aperti's Press Office