Beseno Castle in Besenello Rovereto
Beseno Castle is the largest ancient fortress in the region, guarding the Adige Valley.
In the halls of the "Palace of Marcabru" is a permanent exhibition that illustrates, through reconstructions, videos and models, the battle of Calliano. On August 10, 1487, the plain below the castle was theatre of confrontation between troops advancing towards Trento and Venice, in an effort to expand their hegemony over the territory. The Republic of Venice suffered an unexpected resounding defeat in battle, as the famous leader Roberto da Sanseverino lost his life; a copy of his tombstone on display shows him with the fallen banner of St. Mark.
The series of armorial paintings is reminiscent of the Tyrolean nobles who fought in the battle, the first who saw the dreaded landsknecht taking the field against Italian troops, Inside you will find ample space, fortified gates, bastions, courtyards, majestic walls, cellars and cisterns, and many frescoes; there is a view over the Vallagaarina and overlooking the Rio Cavallo.
During the summer, the castle is home to tourist and cultural events: exhibitions, food events like the Festival of Moscato Giallo, shows and pageants.