Experience the magical atmosphere of living in a castle

The castle of Belforte all’Isauro, built in the late medieval period, stands almost in protection of the town.  It’s history is tied to the extravagant figure of a Prussian nobleman, Hermann De Teanneret (direct descendant of the Barons of Beaufort).  In 1864 he arrived in Belforte and,  convinced that the castle had been the property of his ancestors, he reclaimed the castle for his family.  The local townspeople did not take kindly to the eccentric baron and so he returned to Germany.  Ten years later, however, a document containing the baron’s last will and testament arrived in which he bequeathed a sum of 2000 Prussian Thalers to the town of Belforte for the purchase of the castle and in this manner he became, posthumously, owner of the property.  A clause of the will stipulated that the structure be dedicated to scolastic or cultural purposes.

Since 1996, after being completely restored to its antique splendor, the castle has been the home of the school of Italian language and culture for foreigners.

Accomodation

The lodgings are found the upper levels of the castle and in the adjacent borough.  The rooms, for 2, 3, or 4 guests, each come with a private bathroom and are furnished in a characteristic style.  There is a weekly maid service for the room and bathroom.Each room has it’s own distinctive characteristics.  For instance, there are rooms with a fireplace or a frescoed ceiling. There are also many unique rooms in the tower and in the rustic “Borgo”, the quaint little hamlet beneath the castle. Be enveloped by the suggestive atmosphere of this medieval castle!!!

For an additional fee it is possible to reserve a single room or a mini apartment for 2 people.  (Please contact us for more information)

Italian Dinning

In the lower level of the castle there are the kitchen and dinning hall where the meals are served (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Our chef carefully prepares tipical Italian dishes and traditional recipies of the local territory.

Our meals reflect the typical Italian cuisine that is famous and appreciated around the world for its simple, genuine ingredients and its inimitable flavors rooted in tradition and history.

From our homemade baked goods for breakfast to our handmade pastas and main dishes of meat or fish… studying at our school also means tasting a little bit of true Italy.

WiFi and washing machines are available for use

Gli ingredienti di una scuola di lingua molto speciale: un castello romantico, un piccolo paese in mezzo a un ambiente bellissimo, intorno la natura pura, un’atmosfera tranquilla, l’accoglienza immensa della gente, gli insegnanti bravissimi… quindi un posto meraviglioso per imparare la lingua italiana dove ci si sente benissimo dal primo momento!

Susanne Kühndl, Innsbruck, Austria

È stata una delle migliori esperienze della mia vita; è il posto dove puoi veramente imparare, conoscere e VIVERE la cultura italiana. Sono sicura che se vai, avrai sempre Belforte nel tuo cuore.

Rocio Lara - Messico

La scuola di lingua di Belforte mi ha offerto un’esperienza unica e autentica della lingua e cultura italiana. Ma state attenti… potreste finire perdutamente innamorati di questo paesino carismatico e dei suoi abitanti.

Lauren Knickman, USA

A volte cambiando modo di vivere, per un giorno, una settimana o un mese, puoi cambiare il tuo modo di pensare su una cultura diversa, su persone disponibili ad accettare la convivenza con altre persone, ed arricchire la vita studiando e facendo nuove esperienze… così come ho fatto io a Belforte All’Isauro e lo consiglierò sempre ad altre persone.

Alessandra Dahle Paranaguá, Paraná, Brasil

Un’esperienza indimenticabile. Belforte è un piccolo paese, ci sono tante occasioni di fare amicizia!

Ako Kurosu Tokyo, Giappone