Caldes Castle (Italy)
Trentino-Alto Adige See list of castles in Italia
The architectural typology of Castel Caldes is the result of the encounter between the various Veneto, German and Lombardy cultures, typical of this area at the border of the Bishopric of Trento. The large five-story tower house erected by the Cagnò family in 1464 was donated to the Thun family that incorporated the primitive tower into a new square-shaped building that corresponds to the shape of the present castle.
During the nineteenth century it was bought by a local family, while today it is owned by the Autonomous Province of Trento, which has restored it and transformed it into the prestigious home of temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
The restoration and recovery of Castel Caldes mainly concerned the demolition works of the twentieth-century buildings and the installation of external areas, the creation of new stairs for the connections, the restoration and the realization of new floors and windows and the maintenance of the covers. The interior is charming and has sometimes exposed ceilings, wooden finishes and frescoed rooms. Noteworthy are the Count's Room and Dance Hall. Part of the monumental castle group is the little church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, built at the end of the sixteenth century.