Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a Castle.

Padernello Castle, built by the noble Martinengo family, dominates the little rural village of Padernello. Surrounded by a moat, it is accessible by the still functioning draw bridge. The earliest-known written evidence about the presence of a fort dates back to 1391, when it was described as a house-tower, while the building of the actual castle began in the first half of the 15th century. During the 18th century, according to the architectural rules of the age, the Castle was transformed into the refined manor-house still evident today. The last inhabitant, Count Filippo Molin Ugoni Salvadego, died in 1965, and Padernello Castle was abandoned, forgotten, and its rooms plundered. This period of neglect and decay culminated in 2002 with the terrible collapse of a significant part of the Castle, including the ballroom and the kitchens. In 2005, has been purchased by the Municipalty of Borgo S. Giacomo and by a group of private societies. In the same year, Fondazione Castello di Padernello has been founded, a non-profit organization that works for the maintenance of the Castle.


  • Fondazione Castello di Padernello
    Via Cavour, 1 Padernello
    25022 Borgo San Giacomo (Bs)
  • +39 030 9408766
    during office hours
  • email address
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Opening Times

  • From Tuesday to Friday
    9.00 - 12.00 / 14.30 - 17.30
    10.30 - 12.00 / 14.30 - 17.30
    10.30 - 12.00 / 14.30 - 18.30
  • You can visit the Castle only with guided tours
    Reservation required
    Last entry: 1h 30 min. before closing time


  • Guided tour to the Castle and exhibition
    full ticket: € 7,50
    reduced ticket: € 5,00
    (from 13 to 25 years old)
    Free entry: children under 12
  • Ticket fare can change due to the presence of an exhibition


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