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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Darius Radkevicius (15 months ago)
Very impressive medieval castle on the hill, surrounded by a thin town. The wonderful panorama on Riva del Garda, good place to stop, to walk to drink a coffee.
Ishu Chauhan (2 years ago)
We couldn’t find the way to go up but enjoyed alot around so beautiful
Ken Ronen (3 years ago)
Beautiful midevil village... Nice for 30min visit
Dor Yovel (3 years ago)
Walk 10 min to see the best view
carlondon london (3 years ago)
Very small but nice
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