The splendid castle of the Thun family nestled amongst the apple trees of Val di Non
Portraits of Prince Bishops, silverware, porcelain, glass, carriages, all contribute to creating the pleasant atmosphere of the comfortable life enjoyed by the rural nobility. Built in the middle of the 13th century, the castle dominates the Val di Non from the top of a hill and is very scenic in spring, during the apple blossom.
Built on high ground, a few kilometres from Vigo di Ton, Castel Thun is one of the most famous castles in Trentino. Inside, the original sixteenth-century furniture, as well as precious art collections, an important library and a rich picture gallery have been perfectly preserved.
For centuries it was the magnificent residence of the Thun family, one of the oldest and most powerful families of the Trentino nobility. In 1992 it became the property of the Province of Trento, which in 2010, after long restoration, opened it to the public and today it is part of the network of castles to which the castle of Buonconsiglio in Trento also belongs.
The mansion, in the heart of the Val di Non, is surrounded by a complex system of fortifications composed of lookout towers, crescent-shaped ramparts, a moat and a parapet walk. The Spanish ashlar-work portal stands out.
On the ground floor are the halls for public functions, while on the first floor there are the rooms of the nobility, amongst which you also see the richly furnished Bishop’s Room (Stanza del Vescovo), entirely panelled with Swiss pine wood.
There are four car parks: one is free of charge, while the others are paid parking areas. From the car park, you can walk up to the castle in about twenty minutes.