We are in Lodron territory, the ancient feudal lords that enjoyed undisputed dominion over the valley and reached the height of their power during the 1400s. These were the times of castles, crusades and legends.
The Valle del Chiese also offers history and culture buffs a wide range of possibilities with the Trentino Castles.
In fact, San Giovanni Castle and Romano Castle are located here. For centuries they were home to the Lodron family, the feudal caste that dominated the Valle del Chiese.
Romano Castle magnificently overlooks the entire Valle del Chiese up to Lake Idro and it is perhaps this strategic position that over the centuries led it to be a target for looting and attacks by various armies.
The recovery in progress is revealing a more intimate history of Romano Castle, filled with refinements and frescoes.