Pietra Castle is located at the slopes below Beseno Castle, on the remains of a massive landslide.
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The medieval castle complex of Pietra is located at the edge of the village of Calliano in the Vallagarina valley. The different styles of the building prove that it was extended, rebuilt and restored several times over the centuries. The Gothic style is predominant, inside there are still some valuable medieval treasures, such as the “Sala del Giudizio”, the courtroom with its impressive fresco cycle from the 15th century (1468-1478), which shows scenes from life at court.
Pietra Castle was built as an outpost for Beseno Castle, which rises above it. It owes its name to the fact that it is located on a large cliff edge, the remains of a huge landslide: the Italian word “pietra” means “stone”. Built in a strategic position, it was situated at the border between the county of Tyrol and the Venetian Republic until the 16th century. This area was the scene of battles that went down in history, such as the Battle of Calliano on the 10th of August 1487 or the meeting of Austrian and French troops under Napoleon at the end of the 18th century.
Pietra Castle has been owned by the same family since 1738 and can be visited. Also events take place there.
Via Castel Pietra Str. 1
38060 Calliano (TN)
tel. + 39 338 8552250