Castle of Beseno, Italy

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Amazing medieval castle at the top of a hill in Italy.

If you want to travel to the past, this is the place to go. In order to reach the entrance of the castle you have to walk surrounded by a beautiful forest, in a couples of minutes you will see this gigantic fortress!! The castle, which is the largest fortified complex in Trentino in the north of Italy, extends over the summit of the hill of Beseno, occupying a position of great strategic importance for the control of the Valley and the communications routes linking the German Empire with the Italians.

The fortress is medieval in its origins, but it was reconstructed in the first half of the 16th century with renaissance decoration. The first owners of the Castle were the Beseno and Castelbarco families and then from the 1470 to 1973 was part of the Trapp family. Finally they donated the castle to the Autonomous Province of Trento. Nowadays, a lot of events and medieval tournaments take place in the garden of the castle. Remember to use comfortable shoes, because you will walk for hours!

written by coca on 2009-05-05 in #world #locations #towers #lc-a #fortress #italy #medieval #castle #x-pro #architecture

6 Comments

  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Fantastic colors!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Beautiful place ! Awesome blue !

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    watching your shots i skip out the walk at the moment ...Italy is full of nice places :)

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I love old medieval castles!! :) Great location & gallery! :))

  5. coca
    coca ·

    thanks!

  6. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Fantastic place ! There are a lot of castles of the medieval age in this part of Italy.

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