Sunday, May 24, 2015

Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento

The Buonconsiglio Castle could be a lot of other castles in the Cisalpine region. It stands out a little due to it's history, size, and artistry. If you click on the above image, right-click, click view image, and click to get the full size; you can see the faces and fine detail on the upper columns. Many centuries old structures further stand out within the picturesque and colorful mountain areas, such as the Trento province.

The castle, which was constructed in the 13th century, was an important state administrative headquarters for the next five hundred years. Invading groups, such as the Austrians, occupied it as a military base.

Decorated by the aristocracy over the centuries, the castle also houses many frescoes and art pieces.

Appearing much as it must have in the 1200s, the castle sits majestically against the Alps at twilight.


The castles of Tuscany

The website has an index of all the major castles in the region.


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