castel stenico
castel stenico

Castel Stenico

Since time immemorial Stenico has featured an ancient castle, once known as a great social venue by the local aristocracy.

High above the village of Stenico in the Giudicarie valley towers Castel Stenico, one of the oldest castles all over the region and of utmost strategic importance.

Its history is inextricably linked with the past of the prince bishops of Trento, who owned the castle until the 18th century. When in the 18th century the country was occupied by Napoleon and its troops, the castle began to decay and decline. In 1975 the castle was finally handed over to the authorities of Trento. Since then it has been hosting exhibitions, competitions of modern art and photography as well as archeological collections.

A mighty wall surrounds the castle in the south, while in the north an outer courtyard secludes the building. Opposite to the outer courtyard, there is the Palazzo Romanico. While the so-called Torre della Fame, the tower of hunger, is the oldest part of the castle, the S. Martino chapel with its precious romanic frescoes dates back to the 13th century. Definitely worth seeing is also a hall called Sala del Camino Nero. Also worth seeing inside is the important archaeological section of local history, an exhibition of furniture, frescoes, weapons and ancient tools from the collections of the Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento, to which Castel Stenico belongs.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Admission

Ticket: € 7.00
Reduced ticket: € 5.00
"Young" ticket: € 4.00
children up to 15 years free

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Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum. For wheelchair users and their company the entrance is free.

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