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Castel Beseno

Castel Beseno, near Rovereto, is the largest feudal fortress all over the Trentino region

Those travelling from Rovereto to the city of Trento across the Vallagarina valley, will be immediately attracted by the majestic fortress on the hill near to Folgaria. Here on this strategically so important place towers Trentino's largest fortress, referred to as Castel Beseno. First written documents date back to the 12th century, when the castle still belonged to the counts of Appiano and served as a residence to the aristocratic family Da Beseno.

In the following years and centuries, the castle witnessed a rather turbulent history. In 1470 it was handed over to the counts Trapp, a noble family from Styria affiliated with the Austrian emperor. Soon the castle had to be rennovated due to a fire and the medieval castle turned into a residence. Threatened by decay, the castle was given to the Province of Trento, rennovated and made a remote seat of the Castello del Buonconsiglio Museum.

Two mighty elliptical walls featuring a length of 250 and a width of 55 metres surround the castle. Worth seeing are also the dark castle gate, the drawbridge, the crenels and the arena.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 02 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 03 Jun closed
  • Tue 04 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 05 Jun 10:00 - 18:00

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
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Opening times: (07/11/2023 - 15/12/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Opening times: (16/12/2023 - 07/01/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Christmas: (25/12/2023) closed

New Year’s Day: (01/01/2024) closed

Opening times: (09/01/2024 - 28/01/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Opening times: (23/03/2024 - 30/04/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024: (01/04/2024) 09:30 - 17:00

Opening times: (01/05/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times: (05/11/2024 - 13/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:30

Opening times: (14/12/2024 - 05/01/2025)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 10:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 10:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 10:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 10:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 10:30 - 17:30

Christmas 2024: (25/12/2024) closed

New Year’s Day 2025: (01/01/2025) closed

Admission

€ 7.00: Ticket
€ 5.00: over 65, groups over 15 visitors
€ 4.00: children from 15 to 26 years
€ 14.00: Family Ticket (2 adults + children under 18) / € 7.00 (1 adult + children under 18)

Free entrance: Children up to 14 years old (with an identity document), persons with disabilities, Trentino Guest Card,Museum Pass

More information

Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum (+39 0461 492811 / +39 0461 233770 - education@buonconsiglio.it). For wheelchair users and their company the entrance is free.

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