Thun Castle

Ton, Italy

The monumental Thun Castle was built in the mid-13th century, but the current appearance dates mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish style gate built in 1566 in Moorish style, probably after Giorgio Thun was visited in Spain. The most famous room is the seventeenth-century Bishop's Room, entirely covered of pine wood, with a coffered ceiling and a tiled stove.

Today Thun castle is open to the public.


Your name

Website (optional)


Via Doss, Ton, Italy
See all sites in Ton


Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

More Information


4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Denis Beland (2 years ago)
It's a must when in the region. One of the most fascinating fortified castle I've seen. The view alone is worth the visit.
Rok Tomazic (2 years ago)
Great place. If you are in luck you you will meet the count ;) perfect...
Sjoerd Boekhoudt (2 years ago)
Definitely worth a visit. Recommendation: Start with the video about the history of the castle, which is on ground level on the left, directly after entering the main building. It gives a nice view of the various building phases, giving a solid foundation of what you are about to see next. Make sure to not miss out the library tower after your visit to the main building.
Ariel Ozdemir (2 years ago)
Great castle! The staff were very nice and knowledgeable. Would reccomend for the rich local history, the beautiful building and great view!
Norman Rohr (2 years ago)
Well maintained medieval castle. Great views into the valley.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.