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.

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Via Doss, Ton, Italy
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.buonconsiglio.it

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Denis Beland (11 months 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 (12 months ago)
Great place. If you are in luck you you will meet the count ;) perfect...
Sjoerd Boekhoudt (13 months 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 (13 months 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 (15 months ago)
Well maintained medieval castle. Great views into the valley.
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