The Castle of Lurano, which has been owned by the Secco Suardo family since the beginning of the 16th century, is steeped in a rich history that is closely linked to the changing fortunes of the property. Originally an important outpost located at the frontier between the Venetian Republic and the State of Milan in the middle of the 15th century, it has also belonged to a number of important families from the Bergamo area, including such names as Bonghi and Agliardi. Today, the castle lends itself beautifully to the hosting of events and receptions, and takes its guests on a journey through time right back to the medieval period. Home to the Giovanni Secco Suardo Association, which was created for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, the castle also houses the Library, the Studies and Research Centre and the database of the National Historical Archive of Italian Restorers (Archivio Nazionale dei Restauratori Italiani) and the Lurano Castle Committee, which organises guided tours for primary school pupils and educational workshops for secondary schools, as well as a host of concerts and cultural events. Guided tours of the castle take place during certain weekends between the months of April and October by advance reservation only, for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 people per visit. Cost 10,00 euro per adult, 5,00 euro per adult over 65 years old, 4,00 euro per child 6 -14 years old Admission is free of charge on your birthday! The Castello di Lurano is a member of the ‘Italian Historic Houses Association’, the ‘100 Farmsteads Association’, and the ‘Le Dimore del Quartetto’ string quartet network.
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Via Maironi Giovanni da Ponte 3, Bergamo (BG)