On the road that leads from Baitoni to Bondone, on a rock overlooking the lake, stands this mysterious-looking castle, for centuries owned by the powerful Lodron family
What makes Castel San Giovanni particularly fascinating is its position, resting as it does atop a high spur of rock. From there you can see the whole valley and Lake Idro. As with other castles in the Valle del Chiese run by the Lodron family, the military aspect prevails over the residential. In ancient times, it was accessed by drawbridge. A studded door then leads to a large courtyard that widens in a semicircle towards the valley. You can reach the castle by car, along the road that winds towards Baitoni, on the shore of Lake Idro and Bondone, or on foot, climbing along the path that starts our from Baitoni and has benches and rest areas.
Sightseeing and walking along Lake Idro
Opening and closing times
- June 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
- All days from 09:00 to 18:00