castel pergine
castel pergine

Castel Pergine

The impressive castle complex of Pergine, which is enthroned on the Tegazzo hill, visible from afar, watches over the upper Valsugana valley

Castel Pergine, once a Roman settlement, which was converted into a medieval castle complex in the 13th century, is the gateway to the Valsugana valley. For a long time it was in the hands of Margaret of Tyrol, called Maultasch, afterwards it came into the possession of Emperor Maximilian I. In 1531 Bernardo Clesio, Cardinal of Trento, was appointed judge in Pergine: Castel Pergine thus became the property of the Prince-Bishops of Trento for a long time. In 1901 Ferdinand Putz from Bavaria acquired the castle and had it renovated before it was finally sold on to the Swiss Mario Oss in 1956. He converted a part of it into a castle hotel with restaurant, while the rest of the castle became a cultural meeting place.

Of particular historical value are the fireplace room (Camera del Camino), the throne room (Sala del Trono), the so-called drop prison (Prigione della Goccia), where prisoners chained to their hands and necks were subjected to constant dribbling on their heads, and the Chapel of St. Andrew (Cappella di Sant'Andrea). Since summer 2022, the latter has been home to a valuable, antique altarpiece from the 16th century, which was found only a few years ago and subsequently restored. The first floor of Castel Pergine is open to the public, as well as the castle park inside the defensive wall.

In November 2018, Castel Pergine was acquired by the non-profit foundation "Fondazione Castel Pergine Onlus", making it the first Italian cultural public property. Today, the venerable walls house a hotel and restaurant, and the foundation organises an annual exhibition and cultural events, such as music and theatre performances.

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Opening times

  • Mon 05 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 06 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wed 07 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thu 08 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 09 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sat 10 Jun 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sun 11 Jun 10:00 - 21:00

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Opening times "Parco tra le mura": (04/02/2023 - 11/05/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 21:00

Admission

Guided castle tour + art exhibition:
10.00 €: adult
5.00 €: reduced ticket (under 14)

Parco tra le mura: freely accessible

More information

Saturday afternoon and Sunday:
Guided castle tour + art exhibition (approx. 1.5 hours)
E-mail: prenoto@fondazionecastelpergine.eu

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