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The Buonconsiglio Castle...in Trento.

A very large castle.


The Buonconsiglio Castle is the main sight of Trento. It is the largest castle in Trentino Alto Adige region.

From the 13th century to the end of the 18th century it was the residence of the prince - bishops of Trento.

The castle is made of three buildings. Inside there are many rooms to visit. It has some towers and two gardens.


The oldest part of the castle named Castelvecchio was built between XIII and XV centuries.

Its courtyard is decorated with beautiful frescoes.

Another part of the castle is Magno Palazzo; built between 1528 and 1536.

Giunta Albertiana is the smaller part of the complex. It is a 17th century building and stands in the middle of the two palaces.


You can enjoy a great landscape from the Venetian loggia.


This is the bishops hall.


Another pic taken into the bishops hall


The mirrors hall.


The mirrors hall.


The library.


What we see here it is part of the ceiling of the library.



There are several ancient heaters in some rooms of the castle.


The gardens.


After, or during your visit you could have a rest at the gardens.




Note; one of the most important features of the castle is the "Ciclo dei Mesi" (cycle of the months).

This is a group of 11 frescoes painted around 1400 that shows the activities of the nobles and the working class at the end of the Middle Ages; month after month.

One of the frescoes is missing because of fire. These frescoes are housed inside Torre Aquila (tower of the eagle). Before entering this tower you are given a tool to listen to the story of this paintings in various languages.

I am sorry, but I don' t have any pics of these frescoes.


You could stay into the castle for hours. Explore it at leisure; rest a bit in the gardens and have a good lunch at the restaurant.

Yes, there is a restaurant in the precinct of the castle. They also serve typical food of the Trentino Alto Adige region.

Posted by Maurizioagos 11:11 Archived in Italy Tagged italy trentino trento castle.

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I love the view from the loggia with the mountains in the background. So beautiful.

by irenevt

I've not been here,. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

by alectrevor

The garden looks very peaceful. I would love to see all the frescoes. Italy is so beautiful. Thanks for posting.

by Beausoleil

Thank you all for your comments.

I showed you only a small part of this castle. It is really large!


by Maurizioagos

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