That looks very much like a place I would like to explore one day, too. Beautiful old castle. And spring has reached North Italy, so I can see, and all the trees round this castle and in this part show they most beautiful colour. Ah, this is so "my" season ... I hope "my" colour will come to our region, soon, too!
What did you do to make the last look as if shot though a hole. That one looks so tranquil! But I really love the overhanging trees with their new leaves in the second!!