The Ossana's Castle in the municipality of the same name in the Upper Val di Sole, still looks great from the top of its historic and unassailable eagle's nest. The main features that make the fortress unique are the impregnability of its strategic position and the 25 meter quadrangular keep, in a good state of preservation.
Owned by the Autonomous Province of Trento, the manor can be visited.
Also known as the Castle of S. Michele for the chapel located inside it, the Ossana Castle was probably built during the 6th century, in the Longobard age, but the first written documentation dates back to 1191.
Perched in a highly strategic position, the Ossana's Castle was alternately owned by numerous bishop families, the Counts of Tyrol and the Brescian family of De Federicis, then of the Heydorf and Bertelli families.
In the sixteenth century it went through a particularly critical moment following the looting by local peasants during the so-called "rustic war"; some centuries later it became a garrison during the Napoleonic occupation.
On the threshold of the twentieth century he was co-owner of the castel of Bertha von Suttner, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1905.
Today, the Autonomous Province of Trento own the Ossana's Castel which is, after the restoration work, visitable since 1996.
Free guided tours: 28 and 29 November, 5, 6, 12 and 13 December 2020 and from 19 December to 6 January 2021: 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m., average visit duration 30 minutes.
For further information
APT Val di Sole, Pejo and Rabbi
Viale Marconi, 7 - Malè
Tel: +39 0463 901280
Via al Castello
38026 Ossana (TN)
Tel: 340 4183540