So this is a replica of a castle built in the 11th century for military training, which is situated nearby.
It eventually became a stately home in the 15th century. During the next century it suffered attacks during a war with Spain and suffered a severe amount of damage. Soon after the castle was struck by lightening causing yet even more damage.
The castle is now restored and I believe open to the public.
Anyway, on with the abandoned castle we visited.
The castle was built by a disgruntled Count, heir to the nearby original castle at the turn of the 20th century after an inheritance dispute which didn't go in their favour.
Summoning a well know architect from Turin the brief was to replicate the nearby castle but to make it even more lavish than the original.
After construction it became a family home for around 40 years until the Count finally passed away. A few years later the castle was left abandoned.
I am unsure what has gone on here over the past seventy years but I don't believe it has been left abandoned all that time.