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.References:
The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.
Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.
The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.