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

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

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Opening times Winter 2023/24: (01/12/2023 - 07/01/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • 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 2024: (29/03/2024 - 16/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • 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

Admission

€ 4.00: ticket
€ 3.00: reduced ticket (under 18, over 65)

Free entrance: children (under 6), Trentino Guest Card

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