The castle is located just below the Falzarego Pass
is about 20 minutes from Selva di Cadore
in a strategic position to control communication routes in the Middle Ages connected the Belluno territories, then the Serenissima ( Venezia Region), with those located a north of Caprile, belonging to thw Bishop of Bressanone.
Along this street was passing the iron
from nearby mines of Fursil Colle Saint Lucia
, at that time Bishop's territory. The Mines of Fursil were the most important in the Dolomites territory
and a first ironworking took place in the neighboring valleys and then was forged in the smithies of Agordo, Belluno, Zoldo and Bressanone to make fine blades for swords. Even today you can visit some mines in the village of Colle Santa Lucia.