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Villa Margon is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences of the entire Alpine region. It is located on the slopes of Mount Bondone, a few kilometers south of the city of Trento and it is a perfect place for short, relaxing walks.

Villa Margon was built during the first half of the sixteenth century by the Basso family and later became property of the most important noble families of the area, such as the Fugger, Lodron and Salvadori, who used it as a summer and holiday residence.

The building is characterized by a portico surmounted by elegant arcades inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance and, inside, there is a series of frescoed rooms, representing the life of Emperor Charles V, which seems to have been carried out in honour of Charles V himself, guest of the villa during the years of the Council of Trento.

A beautiful landscape surrounded by woods and vineyards gives Villa Margon even more charm. You can often find roe deer, squirrels, and hares here too. Taking a walk here induces a calm, almost meditative, state of mind. 

A recommended one-hour walk to Villa Margon starts from the center of Ravina a suburb of Trento, which can also be reached by bus lines 12 and 14. From the church of the village, the path continues to the left along an asphalt road uphill and gradually enters a wood of beeches and hornbeams. After passing the village, the road continues with an easier course, offering in some stretches wide panoramic views of the Adige Valley and the entrance to Val Lagarina. As you approach the villa, you can simply follow the signage.

The park and the surrounding area are intended for free public access. More information is available on the official website

Copyright photos of the article:  trentino.cultura.it

A. Forti

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