Castel Pietra

As the above Beseno Castle, Castel Pietra was the scenario of the clash between the imperial army Serenissima, and the princes of Trento, in particular the famous Calliano battle. 

[ Augusto Laghi ©]

The first documented news of the “castle of the rock” is of 1303, when the Castelbarco family purchased Castrum Lapidis from the last descendants of the da Beseno family, then ruling it for 153 years and emphasising the role of the fortification with toll and transit control functions.
After the famous Calliano battle between the Serenissima and the princes of Trento, and after the period of political and military instability (around mid-XVIth century) the castle had many owners, among them the Giovanellis, who kept the castle until 1738, and the Cresseri de Breitenstein, who adorned the castle with “Italian style” gardens.
By virtue of its position, Castel Pietra has been witness of various military conflicts during the Napoleonic invasions, as well as bombardments during the World Wars.

visitable: yes | suitable for: families - schools

opening times

Visits are possible only during special events which require reservation.