Ossana is a great tourist destination due to the richness of its history over the centuries. The town is located just before Val di Peio and at the foot of the peaks of the Presanella mountain group. The urban development of the town has greatly improved over the last few years together with its amenities and facilities. The result is a perfect compromise between its touristic ambitions and other activities like agriculture, commerce and artisanship.
What to see:
The castle is located right on top of a rocky spur in a strategic and panoramic position. Recent excavation work has confirmed that it was already inhabited during the Bronze Age. It very likely dates back to the Lombard period, but the first written documents concerning the castle are from the year 1191. It belonged to the Bishops of Trento up until the end of the 13th century when it was seized by count Mainardo of Tyrol. Then it was owned by various noble families over the centuries, including the Federici, the Heydorfs and the Bertelli and placed under siege by the peasants during the “Guerra Rustica” in 1525. The castle is surrounded by two lines of walls and a 16th century bastion. The castle’s tower is its most characteristic feature, a 25 meter high tower that dominates over the entire valley and it is also the most well preserved architectural element of the whole complex.
Since 1992 the castle belongs to the Autonomous Province of Trento that has restored it and is now open to the public.
All of the town's hidden corners and courtyards will be surrounded by festive lights and sounds that will guide visitors through the countless nativity scenes in a peaceful and joyous atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you in Ossana, a special way to start the Christmas season!