Castel Brando is considered to be one of Italy's most impressive medieval castles. It is situated on a 100 m (330 ft) dolomite limestone rock at an elevation of 370 m (1,210 ft) above sea level, looking down on the villages of Cison di Valmarino (pop. 2553) and Valmareno (pop. 862). The castle can be seen from about 20 km (12 mi) away on a clear day.