The second I'd seen this castle, I was stunned. Italy has so many beautiful castles, but this one caught my eye. I'd seen that it's a hotel now (I bet a very expensive one), and I was wondering whether some of you knew if it can still be visited by public or you must be the guest of the hotel in order to do so. Some castles in Germany, are, for example, open to public even though they can be hotels (Schloss Egg comes to mind). One of the reasons why it's this preserved is it's importance. It was a small fort during the Roman era, but on a very important road which led north to the rest of the Europe, so it's not surprising. In the Middle Ages, it was further expanded and developed. That's when it became the CastelBrando we see nowadays. I have tried to attach a photo, but neither one seems to work, so if any of you find one, feel free to add it here.