Il Castello  Bevilacqua
a story started 25 years ago...

Bevilacqua Castle was built in 1336 by Guglielmo Bevilacqua and successively completed by his son, Francesco. The castle was surrounded by a wide moat and three rings of fortified walls joined by a drawbridge and had both defensive and state functions. Over the centuries it suffered considerable damage in the numerous wars against the Venetian Republic, by which it had been seized. In around 1532 Gianfrancesco Bevilacqua commissioned to the architect Michele Sanmicheli the complete modernisation of the medieval building, which was thus transformed into a country home fitted with the newest and most comfortable interiors. In 1756 Gaetano Ippolito Bevilacqua resumed the work on the castle, restoring a large part of its interiors. However, it was burnt by Austrian troops in the nineteenth century and was consequently once again restored in 1860 by Felicita Bevilacqua and her husband, who gave the entire building a neogothic look the romantic tastes of the period.

The Cerato family commenced important in keeping with restoration work in 1990, which has helped to restore the ancient splendour of Sanmicheli’s sixteenth-century interiors. The castle is situated between Padua and Verona, 5 km from Montagnana, in 25,000 square metres of parkland. It is an ideal setting for weddings and meetings and has 40 rooms furnished with antique furniture and two conference halls able to seat up to 250 people. Each floor can accommodate up to 500 people, thus offering the opportunity to organise social gatherings for large groups. The porticoed inner courtyard offers additional room, which is ideal for buffets and special evenings. A beautiful and unique hanging garden featuring centuries-old plants surrounds the medieval complex on three sides.

The castle is affectionately known as “The Bevilacqua” and features a reservations-only restaurant and a magnificent suite, making it ideal for weddings, banquets, Renaissance-themed dinners and meetings, also due to its car park that can accommodate over 300 vehicles.




Guided tour with museum itinerary (without reservation)

The Castello Bevilacqua is open to the public for visits every day of the week from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. Check at our reception the possibility of the spaces that can be visited. At the entrance is given a map to follow the museum route that has a duration of about 30 min. (The management reserves the right to suspend visits in case of particular events)


Cost of tickets:

Adults € 7.00 

Children from 5 to 10 years € 5.00

Children from 0 to 4 years  Free


Guided tour (on request)

Relais Castello Bevilacqua every Sunday offers you the opportunity to know the 700 years that have characterized the birth, the war and the peace of this territory. You will know the legends, the mysteries and the secrets that surround this fabulous Castle through the torture room, the hanging garden and the beautiful frescoed rooms that will transport you in the medieval era.


From 10.30 am to 11.30 am 

We advise you to show up 15 minutes before the start of the visit.


Cost of tickets:


Adults: € 15,00 

Children from 5 to 10 years: €10,00

Children from 0 to 4 years Free


Family package (minimum 2 adults + child 5-10 years): 10% discount


Guided tour (for groups)

The staff of Castello Bevilacqua is pleased to accompany guests to discover the history of this ancient manor, and reveal the secrets and mysteries that hover in this prestigious residence.

The guided tour is made by reservation and lasts about 45 minutes.

For information on rates and times please contact directly the reception of Castello Bevilacqua or contact us by phone (0442.93655) or by email by writing to







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