Castel Fontana

Just below Castel Tirolo, Castel Fontana is located on an imposing rock. Built by the noble Tyrolean Taranten family, it continued to decay during the following centuries. The castle was however rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century. After World War II, Castel Fontana was purchased by Mary and Boris de Rachewiltz. From 1958 to 1972 it was the residence of the popular American poet Ezra Pound, the father of Mary de Rachewiltz. Today, Castel Fontana is not only still in possession of the Rachewiltz family, it also hosts the "The Ezra Pound Centre for Literature". Students from all over the world come here to study the poet's work. The Castle also hosts the Museum of Agriculture dedicated to farming culture in South Tyrol, and a zoo with numerous animals like goats, donkeys, rabbits, and some rare domestic animal breeds.
Castel Fontana
Castel Fontana


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