Curiosity and insights on the Dolomites of Trentino, South Tyrol, Bellunese and Friuli

The Castle of the Wolkenstein Earls: Gardena Castle

Gardena Castle is located between Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena, in Trentino Alto Adige. Of Renaissance origin, it was a summer and hunting residence, but its massive structure seems to

Welsberg Castle

Welsberg Castle lies in Val Pusteria, only ten minutes far from Monguelfo/Welsperg hamlet, in a strategic position above Casies Valley. The castle was built in 1140 by the two brother

Rodengo Castle

The castle was built in 1140 by the Lords of Rodank and later in the XVI century, transformed by the Wolkenstein into one of the most imposing fortresses in all the territory. It is still

Trauttmansdorff Castle

Trauttmansdorff Castle is one of the most beloved castles in Europe. It is located in the environs of Merano and hosts the Touriseum (South Tyrol Museum of Tourism), a restaurant and the huge

Ivano Castle

Ivano Castle is one of the most interesting and best preserved castles of Trentino. Famous and remembered by many legends of the place, it is located in Ivano Fracena in Valsugana, near

Pergine Castle

The name of this castle appears in many historical documents of the XII century, which states its ancient origin.

The castle lies on an ancient a castle which subsequently became a Roman

Buonconsiglio Castle

This castle was built to control the road that led to Germany and eventually became the residence of the bishop-princes before and after the famous Council of Trent. The castle-symbol of Trent

Beseno Castle

This is the greatest fortified building not in an urban area in the whole Trentino. It has been the protagonist of many battles such as the Calliano one in 1487 and inspired many legends.

Pietra Castle

The castle lies on a rocky spur under the close Pale di San Martino, and it is the only castle in the Primiero area.
It has been fief of the bishops of Feltre and residence of the Welspergs.

Rovereto Castle

Dated back to 1300, the castle had been modified by Venetians but still keeps its original medieval aspect.

After many years of restorations, the castle houses the Italian Historical War

Sabbionara d'Avio Castle

This castle is one of the most well-known in Trentino, and, already mentioned in a document of the XIII century, it certainly has ancient origins. The first owners were the feudal lords of


The castle was founded in the XVI century by an Italian master-builder near the homonymous hamlet of Casteldarne. Casteldarne can boast the fact of being one of the few castle still completely

The picnic areas in Val Belluna

Picnic areas in Val Belluna:

Municipality of Belluno Place
Nevegal Opening time: from May to September
Bar: yes Restrooms: yes
Playground: yes
Trekking tours: Col Toront, Col Visentin, Col

Rosengarten - Latemar

The Trails of Legend consist of 30 possible excursions among the Rosengarten and Latemar. Six of them are travels in the traces of famous legends such as the Mermaid of the Lake of Carezza,

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara, celebrated on December 4, is a strong female figure: since she refused to marry the man chosen by her father, she was locked in a tower with only two windows. Having become a