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MAJESTIC CASTLE FOR SALE ON THE ITALIAN ALPS, TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE


INTERIOR PHOTOS (75) EXTERIORS PHOTOS (60) PHOTO ALBUM FULL SCREEN

Trentino-Alto Adige - Trento - Trento

Alps, Lake Garda

3M to 5M Euro

  • Interiors: 3,600 sqm (38,736 sqft)
  • Exteriors: 12.0 ha (29.6 ac)
  • Bedrooms: 13+
  • Bathrooms: 13+

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • TYPE: medieval castle with park
  • CONDITION: partially restored
  • POSITION: mountain, panoramic
  • ACCESS: 16th-century road
  • EXTERIOR SURFACE: 12.0 ha (29.6 ac)
  • GARDEN: yes, courtyards with gardens and park
  • POOL: no
  • INTERIOR SURFACE: 3,600 square meters (38,736 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: 13+
  • BATHROOMS: 13+
  • ANNEX: manorial chapel
  • WATER: private aqueduct
  • ADSL: yes
  • HEATING: already connected
  • GAS: LPG (possible municipal network)

FEATURES: stone walls, frescoed halls, wooden beams, stone fireplaces, coffered ceilings, manorial chapel, balcony, private water supply, panoramic view, fenced garden, park with walls, ruins to be rebuilt, parquet floors, vaulted ceilings, historic cellars, original 16th-century roads


MAJESTIC CASTLE FOR SALE ON THE ITALIAN ALPS, TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE


An aerial view of the property with borders, access road and the wings of the castle highlighted

Nestled on a hill of Trentino-Alto Adige, roughly 20 km from Trento, majestic medieval castle with park. The property, partially to be restored, is located in a very panoramic spot with a view raging from the Alps to the North to Lake Garda towards the South. The buildings, over 3,600 sqm in total, currently offer 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, but many more rooms could be created by restoring the ruined portion. A fully enclosed 12-ha park complete the property and is the ideal background for events and ceremonies.

Basic services are all available in the nearby town (2km), but many other cities of Trentino, Lombardy and Veneto (including renowned ski locations) are easily reached by car (Trento, Riva del Garda, Levico Terme, Cles, Madonna di Campiglio, Canazei, Merano, Moena, Ortisei, Novacella…).


DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS


The castle (3,600 sqm in total) can be seen as the union of two wings, easily distinguishable and recognizable from their structural condition.

 

To the South-East there is a 16th-century wing (1,850 sqm – 19,906 sqft), restored and habitable, featuring beautiful frescoed halls with vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces and original decorations. Here one can also find the beautiful underground cellar, magnificent halls on the ground floor, the night area on the first floor and a huge hall (270 sqm) in builder’s finish on the second floor. On the Northern side of this wing there is also a manorial chapel (75 sqm – 807 sqm), dedicated to Saint Nicholas and beautifully frescoed. 

 

The northwestern wing (1,675 sqm – 18,023 sqft) is the oldest part of the complex, recognizable from the imposing quadrangular tower at its core. The wing is a ruin, but walls are still pretty much intact and one can easily see the remains of the vaulted rooms on the ground floor. Roughly 360 sqm of the wing are still covered somehow but not habitable without consolidation.


HISTORY, STATE AND FINISHES


The exact origin of the castle is hard to trace, however it is proven that in 1160 bishop Adelpreto II entrusted the fortress (at the time made up of two towers and a couple houses enclosed by a wall) to an important local family. Over the following three hundred years, the castle is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt at least three times.

 

In 1480 the castle ended up in the possessions of a new powerful family that undertook a total renovation of the building which was then enlarged and converted into a manorial house. The owners could easily prosper thanks to their friendship with the Prince-Bishop Bernardo Clesio, one of the supporter and promoter of the Council of Trent.

The castle witnessed the prominent moments of the Counter-Reformation, with notable personalities and characters staying at the property between the sessions in Trento.

When the last member of the family died without direct heirs, through marriages and less-clear relationships, the castle was passed onto a French family first and a Genoese family later. The latter, however, never took care of the castle as they should have, even considering the building had been severely damaged by an enemy army. What’s more, the ruins of the castle were left up for the taking for the people of the town who used it as a quarry for building stones.

 

In the 1830s, the castle was bought at an auction by a noble family from Trento that undertook a slow but thorough work of renovation of the building.

The last renovation was carried out by the current owners and for a short time it was also used as a boutique accommodation and location for artistic and cultural events. The western wing of the castle, the most damaged one, is still a ruin and needs a series of works to be used again. 


EXTERIORS


The access to the castle is through a peculiar road carved in stone back in the 16th century, which is however large enough to allow standard-size cars. The road ends up right in front of the castle walls. From here, through a stone archway moving along the outer walls of the complex one can reach the restored wing of the castle. A characteristic hallway with vaulted ceilings leads into the internal courtyard with garden, which in turn allows entering the buildings.

This gardened courtyard (roughly 800 sqm) has a beautiful original well at its center, connected to the underground cistern. On the west side, on the opposite side of the building, there is also a 500-sqm terraced garden with a nice stone staircase.

The outer walls of the castle enclose a total surface of roughly 4,200 sqm (1.0 ac).

Exiting the outer walls, there are 12.0 hectares of park (29.6 acres), fully enclosed by another wall and relatively plain. This means that, together with its notable size, the area is particularly suited for outdoor events.

 

As with many other historic buildings, the outer walls are fitted with a lighting system that makes the castle well visible even at night. 


USE AND POTENTIAL USES


The restored portion of the castle was used in the past as an accommodation business and as a holiday home by the owners. By restoring the ruined wing one could greatly expand the number of bedrooms and halls for the guests, creating a boutique hotel with easy access to both the many historic cities of Trentino (such as Trento or Cles) and the ski facilities on the Alps.

What’s more, the ample outdoor spaces, once cleaned and valorized, could be used to host events and ceremonies.


NEAREST TOWNS


Town with services (2km; 5’), Trento (20km; 25’), Riva del Garda (27km; 35’), Levico Terme (42km; 40’), Cles (56km; 55’), Madonna di Campiglio (57km; 1h 10’), Bolzano (75km; 1h), Canazei (117km; 2h), Merano (99km; 1h 10’), Moena (101km; 1h 30’), Ortisei (108km; 1h 30’), Novacella (116km; 1h 30’), Brunico (148km; 2h), Cortina d’Ampezzo (180km; 3h 30’)


NEAREST AIRPORTS


Verona Catullo (114km; 1h 20’), Treviso Canova (155km; 2h 20’), Bergamo Caravaggio (198km; 2h 20’), Milano Linate (230km; 2h 30’), Venezia Marco Polo (235km; 2h 30’), Milano Malpensa (282km; 3h)

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MAJESTIC CASTLE FOR SALE ON THE ITALIAN ALPS, TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Trento - Trentino-Alto Adige

3M to 5M Euro

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