Castel Thun was home to one of the most powerful feudal families in the region. Thanks to its beauty and importance, it still dominates today over all of the other stately homes and castles in Trentino and the Val di Non.
A reflection of the noble family’s many centuries of dominance in the valley, a testament to periods of glory and decline, the castle stands on higher ground just outside the village of Vigo di Ton. Situated on a hill, in a panoramic position overlooking the whole Val di Non, it is surrounded by a complex system of fortifications comprising towers, walls, bastions, allures and moats dating back to the 1500s.
Its vast interior houses a succession of rooms, which still boast their luxurious original furnishings and an interesting family collection of paintings. The most valuable and interesting room is the 16th century Stanza del Vescovo, the bishop’s room, which is fully panelled with mountain pine.
In 1992, Castel Thun was acquired by the Trentino regional government and, after a thorough and painstaking restoration, it was reopened to the public in 2010. A rare example of a furnished stately home, Castel Thun still retains an outstanding collection of art, built up over many centuries. The site is part of the region’s network of castles.
From the 1st of May to the 7th of November: Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From the 9th of November to the 30th of April: Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, on the 25th of December and on the 1st of January.
From the 18th of December to the 9th of January 2022 open from Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Mondays: 5th of April, 1st of November, 6th of December, Mondays from the 2nd to the 30th of August.