Because of its strategic position guarding the Via Claudia Augusta Altinate, Historians use to think Pergine Castle rises on the site of an old prehistoric fortress, which later became a Roman settlement; later on, it was transformed into a Longobard stronghold.

Erected in the 13th century, it belonged to the Dukes of Austria, under the reign of Margarete Maultasch, and then to the Emperor Maximilian I. In 1531, it became the property of the Prince-Bishop of Trento Bernardo Cles.

In about 1900 it was sold to a German company and underwent some rather hasty refurbishment, which had it turned into a hotel and restaurant. In 1956 it was bought by Mario Oss and still belongs to his family today.The castle boasts two surrounding walls: a Medieval part, comprising the defensive features, such as the keep and the towers, and the Renaissance residential quarters.

A very unusual historical and architectural highlight is the huge octagonal pillar supporting the vaulted ceiling of the entrance hall. Other interesting features include, the so-called Prigione della goccia (Prison of the Drop) and the Camera del camino (the Fireplace Room), which is notorious - popular legends have it that the ghost of a mysterious lady in white is used to appear there. The Sala del trono (Throne Room) and the Chapel of St. Andrew on the first floor are also worth of seeing. The five rooms on the second floor and the garden are used as exhibition venues.

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davide rampin (2 years ago)
Abbiamo soggiornato al B&B al Castel Charme perché Antonella e Fedele ci fanno sentire in famiglia. Le stanze sono molto belle e curate nei dettagli, il servizio è impeccabile e la colazione da 10 in pagella. Grazie Antonella e Fedele per l infinita ospitalità e per i rapporti umani che sono la nostra unica vera ricchezza. Davide e Barbara.
Karine Varella (2 years ago)
O lugar é fantástico! A vista indescritível! A anfitriã Antonella é a pessoa mais doce da Itália! Os detalhes são perfeitos! O café da manhã preparado com o maior carinho do mundo! Sem palavras para descrever a gratidão e emoção da hospedagem. Recomendo mil vezes!
Michele Degirolamo (2 years ago)
Il posto perfetto ! Sono stato a Pergine due volte per lavoro e sono stato così bene Al Castel Charme da non veder l'ora di tornare ! Accoglienza ineccepibile , gentilezza e disponibilità e una colazione super , stanze pulitissime, terrazza meravigliosa , Antonella e la sua famiglia sanno davvero farti sentire a casa! Insomma io lo consiglio davvero a tutti !!!
Raffaella D.M. (3 years ago)
Casa affacciata sulla valle, si vede il lago e il sole conquista la facciata. Proprietà favolosa, gentilissima e premurosa, come dicono loro '' entro ospite e parti amico". Attenzione alla qualità, colazione dolce top e quasi tutta home made, per quella salata si devono attrezzare ma rispondono prontamente a richieste particolari
Bruno Lapira (3 years ago)
La cordialità è stato il leitmotiv del soggiorno al Castel Charme. L'accoglienza che ci ha dato la signora Antonella ci ha fatto sentire come a casa! Le camere erano in ordine e il bagno in comune è sempre stato pulito e profumato. Ottima la colazione fatta tutta con prodotti locali genuini e dolci fatti in casa. La vista sulle montagne e sul Lago di Caldonazzo lascia a bocca aperta, soprattutto per chi ha voglia di una pausa dalle grandi città. La famiglia della signora Antonella è stata sempre pronta a consigliarci posti da visitare e percorsi da fare sia a Trento che in zona. Il B&B fa parte di un consorzio per cui, basta dire dove si vuole andare o cosa si vuole visitare, e la signora vi preparerà diversi buoni da poter sfruttare. Il motto del B&B è proprio vero, "si arriva da ospiti e si parte da amici"!
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