Walk to the village of Taurasi, an itinerary among ancient flavors and scents of the vine.
The Castle of Taurasi, also called Marchionale Palace, is a historic building of the tenth century of Lombard origin, which rises in the heart of Taurasi, a small village in the province of Avellino of the early Middle Ages.
At one time every city or village had its own castle and the first news of the imposing one taurasino palace, date back to 910 And 995 when the fortress was besieged and destroyed by Saracens and then later rebuilt by the rulers Normans. From that moment, the castle passed under the control of several rulers: from the family Filangieri In the 1381, the property passed to the Caracciolo In the 1420 until the 1496 when it was half-destroyed by the Aragonese troops.
Rebuilt for the second time in the first half of the 16th century e, renovated in‘600 in an elegant noble palace, it still retains the typical characteristics of a Renaissance palace and is distinguished by the particular facade, where the noble coat of arms engraved on the occasion of the union of the Gesualdo with the Casa D’Este.
Also, if strolling through the alleys of the village, you can still observe Porta Sant’Angelo, Small Door And Porta Maggiore that once bordered the town, you should know that the village also has a real underground city. The ancient cultivation of grapes Aglianico, from which one of the most valuable products of the winemaking tradition local: wine Taurasi DOCG, has led to the creation of a dense network of tunnels over time, formed by the cellars that each house is equipped with.
Today, in the wine country, steeped in traditions, peasant culture and festivals, the historic building is used as the seat of theRegional Enoteca for Irpinia wines for the enhancement of wine products in the province of Avellino.
Through a splendid garden, you can access the upper floors of the manor. Thereheadquarters of the Enotecait is located on the second floor, where crossing the rooms dedicated to different characters of the story taurasine (according to tradition, some famous people such asTorquato Tasso and Eleonora d’Este, housed in the castle), we find onelarge display of wine bottles up to the“keep”, a room with a perfect square shape from which it was possible to access, through a small door and a wooden staircase, to the highest point of the building and admire a wonderful view over the Calore valley.