Tenno Castle

Tenno, Italy

The impressive Tenno Castle is embedded into beautiful nature. The small medieval town Frapporta huddles against the castle. It is surrounded by the old city walls and shows how the people I the middle Ages lived in accordance with the nature.

After the castle was built by the end of the 12th century it belonged to the community. Later it was passed on to different owners. Due to many fights and sieges the castle was damaged heavily and constantly rebuild. This lead to an interesting mixture of several building styles. At the beginning of the 19th century the castle was almost forgot and decayed. To prevent the decay it was sold by auction to private people who renovated the castle. Despite the restorations the 48 meters tower, the only part that still was from the Middle Ages, crashed in 1920. Ever since the castle has been private property and unfortunately it is not open to the public.

Tenno castle can be visited. When reaching the top of the promontory the view over Lake Garda and the surroundings is amazing. Furthermore the small town Frapporta can still be visited. But at Tenno there are some other sight. For example the “Lago di Tenno”. A lake that was formed by the glaciers thousands years ago and that das crystal clear water.

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Via Suprè 4, Tenno, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Camilla Hoffmann (2 years ago)
Un luogo suggestivo, poco conosciuto perché privato, ci si passa davanti lungo le curve sulla strada principale e appare in tutto il suo fascino dominando la valle. Purtroppo non è visitabile, ma si può fare una passeggiata nel piccolo borgo circostante.
Roberta Camillo (2 years ago)
Il borgo è molto bello, ma il castello è privato, e quindi non si può visitare. Tuttavia è bella la passeggiata nel borgo ed il sentiero che porta al punto panoramico, da dove c'è una vista bellissima del lago
Nonsolo Pittura (3 years ago)
like it
Reut Golinsky (3 years ago)
Beautiful medieval castle in Tenno with breathtaking views on the area, cozy old streets around, restaurant right nearby, parking lot. It was closed for visits, unfortunately. Still glad we had a short stop and took some photos.
Daniel Brown (3 years ago)
Very nice structure and tipical village of the region. The castle is private and you can't enter sadly but the walk around the exterior is nice and the veiw back towards Riva Del Garda is worth it
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