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Visiting Thun Castle

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Castel Thun was the home of the illustrious Counts Tono (whose name was later Germanised into Thun), one of the most powerful feudal families in Trentino .

The Castle is located in Val di Non, in a panoramic position on the hill overlooking the village of Vigo di Ton, at an altitude of 600 metres.

In 1992 , the Castle became the property of the Autonomous Province of Trento , which, after 18 years of restoration, opened its doors to visitors in 2010, after a long process of cataloguing the furnishings and the numerous books in the library.

Every room in Thun Castle is perfectly preserved and it is truly a feast for the eyes to wander through the rooms admiring the original furniture used by the Thun family from the Middle Ages until the second half of the 20th century.

avenue leading to the castle

Entrance ticket and opening hours

The entrance ticket for a visit to Thun Castle can be purchased online or directly at the ticket office.

It costs € 8.00 the full price, € 6.00 the reduced price for 15 to 26 year olds, free for 0-14 year olds.

For those interested in also visiting Beseno Castle, Stenico Castle, Buonconsiglio Castle and Caldes Castle, there is a cumulative ticket at a cost of €20.00 (€15.00 the reduced).

To buy the ticket online, and to see the opening hours of Thun Castle, I refer you to the official website.

Visiting Thun Castle: what to see

Hall of Maps
Hall of Maps
Hall of the Ancestors
Hall of the Ancestors
Bishop's Room
Bishop’s Room
Bishop's Room
Bishop’s Room
Old kitchen
Old kitchen
Chapel of St George
Chapel of St George

The tour winds its way through the numerous rooms with their period furnishings. We find the old and new kitchens, the Bishop’s Room with its coffered ceiling and tiled stove, the room with the oven, the intimate but gracefully frescoed St. George’s Chapel, and much more.

To visit Thun Castle is to step back in time. Our daughter was convinced that a princess would turn up at any moment! Unfortunately this didn’t happen, but the room attendants were very good at holding the fort, so the visit went off without a hitch (we were, alas, on a bad day).

How long does a visit to Thun Castle last?

For the visit to Thun Castle, the Library Tower and the Carriage Gallery (a small display of the Thun family’s carriage collection), count approximately 1h 30 minutes.

panorama
Panorama from the Library Tower
The Carriage Gallery
The Carriage Gallery

Activities for children at Thun Castle

To find out about creative workshops and activities for families with children, take a look at the official website or call 0461 492811 (Mon-Fri 9-13/14-16).

Useful information: pram and where to eat

Inside Thun Castle you cannot bring a pushchair and you will be asked to leave it in the nursery where you will also find some toys for younger children.

Inside the complex, you will find a bar.

Where to park near Thun Castle

The pay car park (€3.00 for 3h, one-off charge) is located 150 metres from the entrance to Thun Castle. The road is uphill but not particularly difficult.

It may be useful to know that in summer there is a shuttle bus service departing from the square in Vigo di Ton, at a cost of €1.50 per person.

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Continue reading:

1. 5 things to see in Trento with children

2. What to di in Val di Non

3. 6 stroller walks in Trentino

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