Those walking up the fortified quarter of Arco and across a grove of olive trees, will finally reach the mighty walls of Castello di Arco.
Image gallery: Castello di Arco
High up on a massive rocky hill the Castle of Arco towers. From here it guards the Valle del Sarca and the picturesque town of Arco, whose historic centre nestles at the foot of the mighty crag. The first documents about the castle date back to the 12th century, although the first settlements are said to have been built here around 300 BC.
Inside this marvellous castle you can visit a prison, a large tower and venerable halls and rooms. Definitely worth seeing are also the frescoes from the 14th century, displaying court ladies and aristocratic men, brave knights and Saint George killing the dragon.
Arco Castle is also the village's landmark and one of the most famous testimonies to Trentino's glorious past.. It is depicted in numerous paintings, among them a watercolour by Albrecht Dürer, displayed in the Louvre in Paris today.
Arco Castle can be visited.
Please note: Arco Castle can be reached in a 20-minute walk starting at the village centre of Arco.
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