The other castle with defensive role in the area is Botestagno Castle, north Ampezzo valley. This Castle is located where the road along River Boite starts climbing towards Felizon stream till Cimabanche Mountain Pass.

Archaeological discoveries suggest that Pieve Castle existed since Roman era – instead, almost nothing is known about the origins Botestagno Castle. In the history book Storia di Cortina by Richebuono Giuseppe, it is suggested that the fortification Botestagno existed ever since the barbarian invasions.

Botestagno, German - Beutelstein, translates as "stone above the river Boite". The road from Venice to Innsbruck towards Germany once passed under the guns of the castle.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

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