MONUMENTAL BUILDING FULL OF HISTORY
With its frescoed halls, Catajo Castle is one of the most unforgettable and majestic historical dwellings in Europe. A monumental building full of history, charm and legends, built in the 16th century by Pio Enea I of the Obizzi family, Catajo Castle is a unique castle that over time has served as a royal villa and military lodging, as well as an important literary circle.
The castle was built to celebrate the splendours of the Obizzi family; it was enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries and subsequently transformed into a ducal palace by the Asburgo-Este family from Modena. Eventually, it became the imperial resort of the House of Habsburg, emperors of Austria. Already in the 16th century, it had become the location of one of the most important collections in Europe.