Caldes Castle belongs to the Autonomous Province of Trent and in summer it houses shows and cultural events. It lies close to the town in Valle di Sole bearing the same name and looks more like a large and massive mansion than like a fortress.
Its architectural style has been influenced by the late-Gothic style of the fortified mansions of the nobility living in the Alpine areas, as well as by the renovations which progressively eliminated the external walls, fly-over of the drawbridge and the external bulwarks.
According to a legend a young lady had been imprisoned in the room called "the prison", in the upper floor of the tower after she fell in love with a minstrel.
Built in 1230 by the Cagnò Family, the castle was transformed into a residence in the middle of 15th century. In 1464, in fact, the castle was donated to the Thun Family who had incorporated the ancient mastium into a square-plan residential complex. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the building was enlarged adding the small tower to the north. Passed into the hands of a local family in the nineteenth century, the Caldes Castle has been recently restored and nowadays it hosts exhibitions and cultural events.
Opening times 2019
- Until Sunday 14 April 2019 and from Tuesday 5 November 2019: closed
- From Tuesday 16 April 2019 to Sunday 5 May 2019 opening from Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
- From Tuesday 7 May 2019 to Sunday 3 November 2019 opening from Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Closed on all non-festive Monday, 25 December and 1st January
Monday: 22nd and 29th April 2019
Entrance is free.
How to get there
Caldes Castle is situated in the Val di Sole, in the town of Caldes, a few kilometers from Malè; it can be reached by car via the road from Trento to Malè, which passes through Cles, or with the Trento-Malè railway: Caldes station is directly opposite the castle.
For further information
Tel. (+39) 0461 497160