Museums and castles in the Val d'Ega
Cornedo Castle, Thurn Castle Museum of Nova Ponente, the Castles of Collepietra and the Collepietra Museum all bear witness to the times of yore, recounting stories of the Val d'Ega of the 12th century and of the Tyrolean rural culture, religion and religious art of those eras.
Stairways ascend the castle façade while Romanesque frescoes adorn the chapel. The castle, majestic and exalted with its gate towers, watches over the gorge of the Val d'Ega. This, the emblem of the municipality was built by the Lords of Greifenstein around the year 1200 and today represents one of South Tyrol’s finest castles.
Guided tours through Cornedo Castle
Guided tours of the castle are offered in April, May, June, September and October. Times: Friday at 15:00 and 16:30 (min. 10 persons.)
Bookings by noon on the previous Thursday in the secretariat of the municipality of Cornedo:
Tel. +39 0471 361313 - 300 - Fax +39 0471 361399
Thurn Castle local museum
Sacred art is here surrounded by old stone walls: ancient altarpieces and consecrated panels from the 16th century, early Baroque statues of saints and religious paintings delve deep into the history of the Val d'Ega. The local museum in Castle Thurn is attached to the present-day town hall in a Romanesque tower dating from the 13th century, which was once used as a residence and, around 1341, for court sittings. In 1911 the residence of Thurn Castle was transferred to the municipality of Nova Ponente, which meticulously renovated the building and opened it to the historically minded.
Nova Ponente Town Hall
Via Castello Thurn 1
I-39050 Nova Ponente
Tel. 0471 617 500
Monday-Friday 8am-12.30pm, Monday 2-5.45 pm.
The hard life spent working on the farm, almost forgotten crafts, murmured prayers in church: history lovers can discover the fascinating natural surroundings of the mountain dwellers.
The Collepietra Museum goes to the very roots of the history of Tyrol. Visitors can wander among lovingly installed exhibits in old wood-panelled rooms, chambers and working areas, while the valuable statues and sacred treasures contained in the Chapel of the Resurrection also shed a contemporary light on an aspect of faith history.
Palm Sunday - End of october:
Guided tours only! Special tours for groups from 10 persons.
Tuesday-Friday 10 & 11 am, Saturday, Sunday& public holidays 5 pm; Closed Mondays!
- €7.00 adults - €4.00 children, teenagers (up to 14 years)
- €4.00 guests, seniors (65+), groups (min. 15 persons)
- €14.00 families
The Castles of Collepietra
The castle in Steinegg is first mentioned in 1231 and is one of the most interesting in our country. It is a double castle (residential fortress and fortified castle). From the ruins of the castle gate and a large part of the walls are still well preserved.