Castello di Thun - Trentino - Lago di Garda

Thun Castle

In Vigo di Ton, Castel Thun is a splendid example of Trentino castle architecture. Symbol of the ancient splendour of one of the most powerful families in Trentino, the magnificent and majestic Castel Thun overlooks Val di Non.

Built in the 1250s, it was the main residence of the Thun family. The civil-military body is built in typically Gothic style, surrounded by a composite fortification complex with a regular plan consisting of lookout towers, bulwarks, crescent-shaped bastions, moat and a walkway.

Famous is the Spanish Door - named to commemorate the legendary trip to Spain a young Thun had made - guarded by two small towers, the so-called Malta towers, and decorated with a charming ashlar work. Purchased by the Autonomous Province of Trento in 1992, Castel Thun is nowadays one of the venues of the Castello del Buonconsiglio Museum.