Reception at the Buonconsiglio Castle The conference reception is organized at Buonconsiglio Castle in the city center of Trento.

img1.jpg img2.jpg

The Buonconsiglio Castle is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It was the residence of the prince-bishops of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city. Castelvecchio is the oldest nucleus, dominated by an imposing cylindrical tower; the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion in the Italian Renaissance-style as commissioned by the Prince-Bishop and Cardinal Bernardo Cles (1485-1539); the Baroque-style Giunta Albertiana dates from the end of the 17th century. At the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages. Also of exceptional interest are the extensive cycle of frescoes commissioned by the bishops to decorate the interior walls of the Castle, mainly in the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. After the end of the Episcopal principality (1803) the castle was used as a barracks; following its restoration in 1924, it became the National Museum, and since 1973 it belongs to the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Buonconsiglio Castle
Via Bernardo Clesio, 5
38122 Trento, Italy

Banquet at the Toblino Castle The conference banquet is organized at Toblino Castle.

img1.jpg img2.jpg

The Toblino Castle is a magnificent stronghold that rises in the middle of Lake Toblino. Its fame is due to its fantastic location and the beautiful landscape it is set in, as well as to the many dark legends that have stemmed from those walls and that park. The rocky ness that up to a few centuries ago was an island - when the level of the water was 2 m higher - 2000 years ago was the "home" of fairies to which a small temple was dedicated in the 3rd century A.D.. This amazing fact is "certified" by a stone plaque set in the wall of the castle's portico which the archeologist Paolo Orsi states is "one of a kind in Roman epigriaphy". Soon enough, however, its magic/religious function gave way to its strategic military use and the temple was replaced with a severe fort over which the local squires fought at length. The castle we can admire today is actually fruit of the refurbishment commissioned by Bernardo Clesio in the 16th century. Thus the manor was transformed into a residence much acclaimed by the Prince-Bishops of Trento and especially by the Madruzzos.

Toblino Castle
Via Caffaro, 1
Sarche (TN), Italy