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.
Its architecture is harmonious and can be better admired after the recent restoration. Visits are allowed.

Castle Beseno occupies a wide hill area on the road to Vicenza. With its 16.400 square metres, it is the biggest fortress Trentino and one of the biggest castles in the southern slope of the Central Alps.
The three squares for the cannons and the three imposing towers, the fine "Filandèla" loggia and the fragments of the castle life, testimony the intense activity of the castle in the XVI century. The three medieval cores, which belonged to the fief of the Lords of Beseno, are surrounded by the walls.
As a prince fief in the first years of the XIV century, it was ruled by the Castelbarcos till the next century and eventually passed to the Trapps.

Excellently restored by the Autonomous Province of Trent, which is also the present owner, the castle has become one of the most representative cultural attractions in the whole Alpine arch. It is a wonderful and easy destination of walks (reachable also on foot from the main road in about 20 minutes) for the lovers of nature and of the historical places.

  • PLACE Besenello
  • OWNER Autonomous Province of Trento
  • CURRENT FUNCTION Art Provincial Museum - Tridentino Museum of the Risergimento and the fight for freedom
  • TEL. +39 0464 834600
  • TIMETABLE: Early March - open only Saturday and Sunday 9.30 - 17.00 March opened from Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
    from early May to early November with summer time: 10:00 - 18:00 November open only Saturday and Sunday with winter time: 9:30 - 17:00

    For further information call: 0461 834600 or 0461 233770.

We thank APT Trentino for the collaboration.
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