Famous for romantic legends and idle holidays of the Episcopalian Court, Toblino Castle is a rare example of a lacustrine fortress in Trentino.
It was probably a prehistoric fortified settlement, i.e. Roman, built on an island in the middle of the lake which, with the drop in water levels, gradually became a peninsula. Soon the castle’s original religious purpose was replaced with a strategic military purpose. In the 18th century the Lords of Toblino were divested by the Lords of Campo, from the castle of the same name in the Giudicarie area.
The Castle was then seized by the Church of Trento (1459) and Cardinal Bernardo Clesio had it rebuilt (1536-37) in keeping with the decor of Renaissance castles. The prevalent 16th-century features were added during the subsequent refurbishment (the covered walkway in the courtyard, the round arches).
What’s left of the original Medieval structure are the western walls (3m thick) and the turret to the north-west of the current perimeter. The cylindrical tower, almost a symbol of the castle, stands 20m tall, and as such can be considered a real fortified tower, strengthening the perimeter that closed off this fortified peak.
NOTE: FOR KIND OF CONCESSION OF THE FEDEL FAMILY, IT IS FORBIDDEN TO USE THE IMAGES OF CASTEL TOBLINO FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
17 km - 20m