The Sinking Castle of Lake Garda, Italy

The Sinking Castle of Lake Garda, Italy

more like a portified fort

"That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. An' that's what your gonna get, lad -- the strongest castle in these islands."

At least you changed the title.

And I can't find any info anywhere of it sinking... It's a fortified port.

The castle is not sinking,

what this pic shows is the fortified port.

Bird's-eye view for context.


The Scaliger Castle (13th century). This is a rare example of medieval port fortification, which was used by the Scaliger fleet. The building of this complex started in 1277 by Mastino della Scala. It presents the typical Ghibelline swallowtail merlons and the curtain-walls (with three corner towers) in pebbles alternating with two horizontal bands of brick courses. The walls on the inside were finished with plaster with graffiti, simulating blocks of stone. The castle stands at a strategic place at the entrance to the peninsula. It is surrounded by a moat and it can only be entered by two drawbridges. The caste was established mainly as a protection against enemies, but also against the locals. The main room houses a small museum with local finds from the Roman era and a few medieval artifacts.


Wiki source.

The castle is not sinking,

what this pic shows is the fortified port.

The Scaliger Castle (13th century). This is a rare example of medieval port fortification, which was used by the Scaliger fleet. The building of this complex started in 1277 by Mastino della Scala. It presents the typical Ghibelline swallowtail merlons and the curtain-walls (with three corner towers) in pebbles alternating with two horizontal bands of brick courses. The walls on the inside were finished with plaster with graffiti, simulating blocks of stone. The castle stands at a strategic place at the entrance to the peninsula. It is surrounded by a moat and it can only be entered by two drawbridges. The caste was established mainly as a protection against enemies, but also against the locals. The main room houses a small museum with local finds from the Roman era and a few medieval artifacts.

Wiki source.

But I don't want any of that.

But she's got huge tracts of land.

Reminds me of the windwaker. There is treasure in there..and shit loads of cannons

I want to swim in there. Are you allowed to swim in there?

"Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a lake, but I built it all the same, just to show them."

Dark souls?

This....was an exceptionally good comment. Goddamn.

AND NOOOOO SINGING!

That bit always tickles me, because you know that the only reason the fourth one is up, is because the previous ones are below it providing a foundation.

Edit: As stupid as it is, I just realized it's a great metaphor for perseverance and experience.

The photo is of Scaliger Castle and the attached fortified port. http://www.lifeinitaly.com/tourism/lombardy/scaliger-castle-sirmione

It's also a great metaphor for the stupidity of wasting time and resources without doing proper research.

It's the fortified port of Scaliger Castle in Sirmione, Italy.

Super Mario 64, anyone?

"DRY LAND IS NOT A MYTH FOR I HAVE THEEN IT!"

The 4 kings are down there for sure

No, it's clearly a private sea.

Thats me! Lara Crofts less bad-ass, more couch dwelling little sister.

Thought because its some sort of heritage listed relic that you may not be able to. I dunno.

I've been there, and there are signs that say that you are not allowed to swim, but nobody will stop you. However, believe it or not it is very hard to get to this point to swim, you are best taking a canoe or boat to get to this particular point.

Absolutely. This is just a tiny section of Sirmione castle, which has been partly renovated into a small unspoilt shopping village. It is really quite lovely.

'Oh, yes of course. I thought you meant him! You know it seemed a bit daft me having to guard him when he's a guard'

There's no attempt at a follow up, that's how you know it can't be topped. Just respect it. That's all we can do.

Yeah for real. I assume we're supposed to think we're just lucky that the platform/walkway is at sea level +6 inches at this exact moment in time?

"Go get the Star of Azura!"

The Eye Reefs.

But father, I just want to sing!

Wait... Are you saying something on Reddit is a complete fabrication?

Bravo

Private propersea?

Best get to draining it then

People will come from miles around just to marvel at its beauty, it's completeness.

How did you even do that.