1427, the Venetian Republic repaid the war efforts of its Captain General Nicolò Mauruzzi da Tolentino with the promise
of ownership of the San Polo estate, once owned by the Patriarch of Aquileia. At that time a small castle stood in the
middle of the town, directly opposite the parish church, and probably dating back to the year one thousand.
Unfortunately, Nicolò died in battle without ever enjoying the property granted to him.
However, in 1452 his son Cristoforo also came to the attention of the Serenissima Republic and, keeping the promise he had made his father, the Doge made Cristoforo the permanent owner of the San Polo estate.
The presence of the Da Tolentino family in the San Polo area, and the existence of a stronghold or castle of their ownership is still today confirmed by a single relic: an ancient coat of arms in marble depicting a lion rampant brandishing a sword, currently set over a door on the outside wall of the old stables, in the castle park. read more →