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→ Buonconsiglio Castle, Trento, Italy

Buonconsiglio Castle (Italian: Castello del Buonconsiglio) is a castle in Trento, northern Italy. The castle originated from a fortified building erected in the 13th century next to the city’s walls. This first edifice was called Castelvecchio (“Old Castle”), and was the seat of the Bishopric of Trent from the 13th century onwards. Bishop George of Liechtenstein was the first to enlarge the castle, in the late 14th century, turning it into a well-styled residence. The interior halls have precious frescoes, including those in the Torre Aquila (“Eagle Tower”), which are one of the most noteworthy examples of International Gothic art in Europe: they represent the “Cycle of the Months” (15th century) and were made by an unknown artist from Bohemia. [x]