ossana con castello di san michele
ossana con castello di san michele

Castel San Michele

Castel San Michele, named after Saint Michael, to whom the chapel was dedicated, rises on an inaccessible cliff.

Thanks to its position on an inaccessible promontory above the village of Ossana and along the trade route of the Passo Tonale, between the Trentino and the upper area of Brescia, the castle enjoyed complete civil and criminal administration under the Episcopal Curia. It is supposed, that the complex dates back to the Langobards, but the first written evidence dates back to 1191.

Several noble families owned the castle, among them also the Prince-Bishops of Trento, the Counts of Gorizia-Tyrol and Bertha von Suttner, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1905. The mighty keep, about 25 m high, is not only the most characteristic element but also the best preserved of the entire complex. Parts of the castle are also a drawbridge, a fortified porch, guard rooms and a prison.

In 1992, the castle passed into the possession of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Over the years, the province has carried out extensive restoration work to restore some areas of the fortress, which are now accessible again.

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Opening times

  • Sat 21 May 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 22 May 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 23 May closed
  • Tue 24 May closed
  • Wed 25 May closed
  • Thu 26 May closed
  • Fri 27 May closed

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Opening times: (04/16/2022 - 04/25/2022)

  • Mon 10:30 - 12:00 14:30 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 14:30 - 18:00

Opening times: (04/30/2022 - 06/12/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Opening times: (06/02/2022 - 06/03/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:30 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Opening times: (06/18/2022 - 09/25/2022)

  • Mon 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

Ticket: 4.00 €

More information

Guided castle tour at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm

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