A powerful symbol of Trentino’s long-ranging influence is the imposing Castel del Buonconsiglio in Trento, Trenino’s provincial capital. This large castle/museum is easily reached from the main piazza (Piazza Duomo), requiring nothing more taxing then a gentle walk.
Castel del Buonconsiglio (The Castle of Good Counsel) is a gentle-looking, low-lying castle overlooking the eastern parts of Trent. The well-landscaped gardens, intricate stone work, and sturdy turrets are incredibly photogenic, but the really interesting stuff lies inside. The castle is home to 13th-century art collections, intricate minute frescos, WWI prison cells, and two small museums on Trento’s Renaissance and independence fr...Read More