Towering high above the deep Eggental Canyon is the impressive Cornedo Castle. The symbol of the local municipality, it was built around 1200 by the Greifenstein family and is considered one of the most beautiful in South Tyrol. Among the highlights are the courtyard and fountain, open-air staircases and loggia spread over two floors. Tours (only possible with a guide) are held in April, May, June, September and October on Fridays at 3:00 and 4:30 pm.
- The day pass at Cornedo Castle is €7 making it one of the 15 cheapest tourist Attractions in Italy.
How to get there
Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to S. Valentino (about 25 min. from highway toll booth).