Castel Beseno

Castel Beseno, Besenello: Hours, Address, Castel Beseno Reviews: 4.5/5

Castel Beseno
4.5
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
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samron2016
Jupiter, FL43 contributions
An awesome place to visit!
Sep 2019
This castle was truly a wonderful and informative place to visit. The views are incredibly fantastic! Apparently tourist do not know that it exists as there were only a handful of people visiting when we went. It is one of the finest sites that we have visited during our trip to Italy this time. Well worth checking out if you are in the area. There is a free car park near the top but you will have to walk up another 25 meters. There is an excellent restaurant next to the car park, La Rupe di Beseno" that is worth the trip alone! The staff who the provide the history, answer questions and direct you to things to see in the castle outnumbered the tourist that day. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The grounds were well maintained and immaculate. There is also a cafe in the castle as well as toilets. What an awesome place to visit! Would highly recommend to everyone! You should plan for 3-4 hours for just the castle.
Written 25 September 2019
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travelingcoinman
Carson City, NV170 contributions
What a great find.
Jun 2019 • Family
It is the dominant castle of the area yet when we toured it there was very few people there. The castle was very open and they have it set up invitingly. There were interactive things to do and they seemed to encourage exploring around. By far one of the best attractions I’ve been to in Italy. Not super touristy. But there is some hiking involved so not for those who don’t get around well.
Written 16 June 2019
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Barbara11J
28 contributions
Perfect for kids
Apr 2019 • Family
Very interesting and worth a visit, expecially if you're travelling with kids. A very nice movie explanes the history of the place and than you can visit inside and outside, walking on the towrers walkway. You can also see weapons, spears and swords and even try armors on.
If the weather is nice, kids can play the Saracino carousel, with fake horse, sword and shield. You can also try crossbows.
Beautiful views all over.
Written 27 April 2019
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fragolu
Bolzano, Italy67 contributions
Great place for kids
May 2017
A huge fortress covering nearly 4 acres with great all round views. First parts built in the 12th century, handed over to the local goverment in the 1970s and they've made a good job of it. Either drive up followed by a 10-minute walk, or walk up from Besenello village, approx. 45 mins. Entry costs € 20 for a family ticket (2+2). Plenty of space for kids to run around the jousting area. Walk round part of the walls. Lots of rooms to go in and out of. Lots of steps to go up and down. Lots of armour and weapons on display. You can try armour on and have a go with a crossbow. There is a hot/cold drinks dispenser just inside the main entrance, or fill your bottle up at the tap just inside the jousting area. Otherwise there's a restaurant next to the car park. Kids can really enjoy themselves here; it's not as formal as many castle museums. Very friendly staff.
Written 14 May 2017
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Amife L
Cebu City, Philippines18 contributions
A surprise
Aug 2016 • Friends
Saw the castle from afar and we decided to check it out. It was raining when we were there but castel beseno surprised us with its beauty even if it was raining and gloomy. Some parts of the castel and its ramparts are still intact. And the views below are amazing. I love the location of this castle and the views below it is superb.
Written 6 October 2016
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HawkeyeCubs34
Chicago, IL63 contributions
Our highlight of a 12 day trip to Italy
Jul 2016 • Couples
Castle Beseno was our favorite of the three castles we saw in the Trento region. We spent about 2 hours exploring Beseno. It is more like a fortress type castle rather than a palace for royalty. Roofs and parts of walls are missing. It is restored and renovated just enough that guests can visit almost every square inch of the property, including on the “catwalks” around the outside perimeter of the walls so you can soak in the gorgeous setting. One side gives you views of lush green mountains while the other gives you views of the big, flat valley and sweeping mountains. There is a small set of rooms that are more museum like, focusing on knights and protecting the castle, including armor you can try on. A few gardens have safe weapons for you to try as well, such as the cross bow with rubber arrows. Another bonus is the location. This is the easiest castle to get to from Verona, although we missed the entrance to the main parking lot so we had a short hike/walk through trees from the 3-4 car free parking lot where we ended up. Make sure you admire the beauty of the castle nestled in the hills while you’re driving in the valley too! Overall, this castle was a top highlight of our 12 day trip, and we visited all major cities in Italy north of Rome.
Written 6 August 2016
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Bart-Business-Class
Zevenhoven, The Netherlands34 contributions
Beautiful castle worth the visit
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited on a sunny day which was a bit hot walking those gh the views are stunning. It is a beautiful castle and we spent around 2 to 3 hours and even the kids 6 and 9 had a great time dressing up as knights and posing with real spears and swords.

Worth the visit!!!

There is a small coffe shop in the castle and snacks at the parking.
Written 28 July 2016
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yoshimisawaoka
Rovereto, Italy7 contributions
good place for children
Aug 2015 • Family
The wide yard outside and children can run around freely.
In the castle, the exhibisions about the medeaval period were interested.
We could take pictures as if we wore the medeaval armors.
There is the nice resturant near the castle, it has local menu, tasted very good.
Written 18 August 2015
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Chiara M
London, UK308 contributions
Let's get surprised!
Jul 2015 • Couples
The huge fortress, shaped as a battle ship, on the top of the hill will attract your attention when you are driving on the motorway in both directions.Worth a little detour.
Comfortable free parking 5 minutes walk, uphill, to the entrance.
Very reasonable ticket, only 5 euros, for a nice experience.
The Castle itself is worth exploring, you have different paths to enjoy with stunning views on the Adige valley.
The interiors, although not furnished, host a museum, very nicely set up, with also sounds and light effects, or videos, good for children with small bow arches to play with in the courtyard next to the entrance.
Coffee shop was closed and the outside bar next to the parking closes from about 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.
Written 18 July 2015
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Ricardo R
Florianopolis, SC8 contributions
Must visit
Jan 2014 • Family
If you're into castles, then you definetly want to check this one out. Amazing views, surrounded by mountains, very well kept, and with a nice story to it.
Written 4 December 2014
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