The Castles of Trentino

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There are more than 300 castles and fortresses in Trentino, a territory that thanks to its particular morphology offered the possibility of building these fortresses.

There are four provincial castles: the Buonconsiglio Castle, the Stenico Castle, the Beseno Castle, the Thun Castle.

Restructured and open to the public, the became museums and places for exhibitions, allowing visitors to live again the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, the splendour of the Princes Bishops and of the past.

 

DOLOMEETCARD 2014: for the possessors of the card during summer 2014 (21st June- 21st September) the entry to the following castles is free

 

Stenico Castle

a fascinating fortress with its treasures, between the Garda lake and the Dolomites

Castled on a rock overlooking the Giudicarie Esteriori area, it is the symbol of the power of the Princes Bishops of Trento in this region. It is a fortress of medieval origin, that from the thirteenth century became a property of the Princes Bishops and the summer residence of the officer that managed the territory. During the centuries, the Princes Bishops enlarged, changed and embellished the castle, which today looks like a well-structured building.

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Opening hours

Till 30th March 2014 only Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
From 1st April 2014 from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
13th May 2014 - 3rd November 2014 from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
From 11th November 2014 only Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
2nd June; 23rd Dicember 2014 - 6th January 2015 special opening

 

Prices

Full: 5,00 € Reduced: 3,00 € Reduced young (15-26 years): 2,50 €

 

Info

Stenico (30 km from Pinzolo) - Itinerary

Phone +39 0461 233770 / +39 0465 771004

 


 

Buonconsiglio Castle

the sumptuous residence of the princes bishops

 

The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city.  At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages.

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Opening hours

From 14th May 2014 to 9th November 2014 10 am - 6 pm (closed on Monday, except fot August)
Other period 9.30 am - 5 pm (closed on Monday)
2nd June; 23rd December 2014 - 6th January 2015 special opening

 

Prices

Full: 8,00 € Reduced: 5,00 € Reduced young (15-26 years): 4,00 €

 

Info:

Via Bernando Clesio 5, Trento (60 km from Pinzolo) - Itinerary

Phone +39 0461 233770

 


 

Thun Castle

The splendid residence of a noble family of  Val di Non

 

Castel Thun, imposing and austere, was the seat of one the most important family of Trentino.

The castle stands on a hill dominating the town of Vigo di Ton, with a panoramic view over the whole of the Non Valley. It is a complex system of fortifications, made up of towers, walls, bastions, parapets and trenches, and owes its present appearance to modifications during the 16th Century. The Porta Spagnola, a massive gate, also dating from this century, leads via a drawbridge to the first courtyard. Facing it is the imposing baronial palace.

The spacious interior consists of a series of rooms in which the fine original furnishings and the family collection of paintings have survived. The most impressive and interesting room is the 16th Century Stanza del Vescovo (Bishop’s Chamber) that is panelled throughout in wood from the Stone Pine.

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Opening hours

Till 9th March 2014 Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
From 11th March 2014 from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
13th May 2014 - 3rd November 2014 everyday 10 am - 6 pm
From 11th November 2014 Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
2nd June; 23rd December 2014 - 6th January 2015 special opening

 

Prices

Full: 6,00 € Reduced: 4,00 € Reduced young (15-26 years): 3,00 €

 

Info:

Vigo di Ton, Valle di Non (66 km from Pinzolo) - Itinerary

Phone +39 0461 492829

 


 

Beseno Castle

the biggest old fortress of the region, guarding the Valle dell'Adige

 

It has a medieval origin and has mainly a defensive purpose, stressed by both its strategic position - characterized by inaccessibility and a wide control from above - and its thick walls. The present aspect of a fortress of the Renaissance, with three big bastions for the fire-arms use, dates back to the great restoration made in the first half of Cinquecento.

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Opening hours

Till 30th March 2014 Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
From 1st April 2014 from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
13th May 2014 - 3rd November 2014 everyday 10 am - 6 pm
From 11th November 2014 only Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
2nd June; 23rd December 2014 - 6th January 2015 special opening

 

Prices

Full: 5,00 € Reduced: 3,00 € Reduced young (15-26 years) 2,50 €

 

Info:

Besenello (74 km from Pinzolo) - Itinerary

Phone +39 0464 834600

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