Fodor's Expert Review Castello del Buonconsiglio

Trento Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice
Castello del Buonconsiglio, Italy

The position and size of this stronghold of the prince-bishops made it easier to defend than the Palazzo Pretorio. Look for the evolution of architectural styles: the medieval fortifications of the Castelvecchio section (on the far left) were built in the 13th century; the fancier Renaissance Magno Palazzo section (on the far right) wasn't completed until 300 years later. The 13th-century Torre dell'Aquila (Eagle's Tower) is home to the castle's artistic highlight, a 15th-century ciclo dei mesi (cycle of the months). The four-wall fresco is full of charming and detailed scenes of medieval life in both court and countryside.

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice Family Historical

Quick Facts

Via Bernardo Clesio 5
Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige  38100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10; Torre Aquila €3, Closed Mon., Timed visits must be booked online in advance

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