A dive into the history of Trentino
Impressive towers that rise on a rocky outcrop that dominates the city of Trento, crenellated walls, elegant loggias and frescoed halls. Welcome to the Castle of Buonconsiglio, the most important fortress in Trentino.
Until the early nineteenth century, the halls of the Castle housed prince-bishops. Today, here you can marvel at some of the most comprehensive collections of art and archaeological finds in the region, as well as temporary exhibitions and educational activities. Since 1973, in fact, the Castle of Buonconsiglio is home to the Provincial Museum of Art. Climb the steps of the Torre dell'Aquila and look up to see the frescoes of the famous Cycle of Months, a true masterpiece of Gothic painting. And, if you still want to see more, you can extend your visit to the Museum's peripheral venues: the Castel Beseno in Vallagarina, the Castel Stenico in the Valli Giudicarie and the Castel Thun in Val di Non.
Before leaving, go out into the garden for a relaxing break, in the pure air of Trentino. You will also be soaking up some more history: in this courtyard, during the First World War, the Italian patriot Cesare Battisti was executed.