The castle of Vigolo was erected during the Renaissance in a strategic position over the pass between Vigolana and Marzola, in order to defend the town. The first record of castle dates back to 1214. In 1254 it was besieged and destroyed.

In 1424 the castle passed to the family of Murlini and later in 1477 to de Fatis, whose descendants are still the owners. The de Fatis acquired the castle in ruins and rebuilt it almost completely in the 16th century style, turning it into an aristocratic residence country. These changes appears today. Being a private home, the castle is not open to the public.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Moritz Salizzoni (7 months ago)
Castel Vigolo is a medieval castle located in Vigolo Vattaro in the municipality of Altopiano della Vigolana in the province of Trento. From the 13th century, privately owned, small in size, not in good condition.
Happy Lucky (2 years ago)
Even though it's closed, you can walk around its peripheral to look at it from the outside. Maybe you will have interesting discoveries there!
Giuseppe Alberto Marchesi (Joemarch) (3 years ago)
Beautiful and set in a primeval wood, sin is private and closed
Alberto Sauro (3 years ago)
I have seen more beautiful farms, calling it a castle is like calling my member a "skyscraper".
Chalet Barbara Val di Sella (3 years ago)
Beautiful walk from Bosentino to Castel Vigolo, passing through the Sanctuary. Passing the Madonna del Feles Sanctuary (parking near the Sanctuary) on an easy path, in a few minutes you reach the suggestive Castel Vigolo. The oldest mention of Castel Vigolo seems to date back to 1122. Given its importance as a bulwark on the road to Trento, it was always rebuilt when destroyed. Over the centuries it was remodeled several times and transformed from an ancient medieval fortress to a baronial residence. From 1479 it was granted as an episcopal fief to the Tabarelli de Fatis family of Terlago. Recently restored, it is a private residence.
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