The art of falconry

Cultural exhibitions and events
[ Archivio fotografico Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e collezioni provinciali - tutti i diritti riservati - A. Ceolan 2011]

Falconry is the art of hunting with a falcon. Its origins are very ancient and the first evidence comes from an area of Central Asia between China and Mongolia. From here it then spread to Europe and Asia Minor.
As far as Italy is concerned, falconry arrived from Sicily (thanks to the Arabs and Normans), as well as from Germany.

The “DiCastelincastello” festival, curated by the Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara, proposes three weekends devoted to the theme of hunting, which was the favourite hobby of all guests of the summer residence of the Prince bishops. During the day there will be demonstrations of falconry and of training of birds, at 12.00, at 14.00 and at 16.00.

Visitors will be helped to get to know the birds of prey present in our territory, which are unfortunately at risk of extinction due to the constant threat posed by man and the environment.


Green pass required; booking required or by phone: tel. 0461 492811.

The performances are free of charge (with admission ticket to the castle), subject to prior booking by telephone or on the spot, subject to availability..

In compliance with regulations in force, we would like to inform you that admission to the performances will be limited and that visitors will have to take their seats.