Malosco (German: Malusch or Maluschg) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 54 kilometres (34 mi) north of Trento.

Comune di Malosco
Location of Malosco
Location of Malosco in Italy
Malosco (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°26′N 11°9′E
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrentino (TN)
  MayorWalter Clauser
  Total6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
1,041 m (3,415 ft)
 (31 December 2010[2])[3]
  Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0463
WebsiteOfficial website


Malosco was occupied in ancient times, testament to the abundance of Roman coins and other artifacts unearthed in the area and it had an important status among the nobility.[4][5][6] The parish church of Saint Tecla in the main town dates back to 1228.[5] Casa Nesler is decorated with a fresco and the coat-of-arms of the Guarienti family, prominent in the area,[6] and is dated to 1576.[5] Numerous other old noble houses are located in the main town. The area that is now Malosco, Ronzone, Sejo and Sarnonico was approved by Charter by Cardinal Ludovico Madruzzo, Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Trento.[6]

In 2003, Malosco was the meeting site of an international group of scholars of children's and family services that developed a plan for comparative international research on child and family community based centers.[7]

Malosco Castle

Malosco Castle (originally dated to the 12th century[8]) was rebuilt in 1593 by Count Gerolamo Guarienti.[4][5][9][10] The line of the Lords of Castle Malosco ended after the death of Guarienti.[11] It was used as a district court and offices at one point.[4] It was also the residence of the Vicedomini Judge of Val di Non, commander of the Imperial Austrian royal court.[4]


Malosco is located along the SS42 road in northeastern Italy in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region. Although the main road at the point of the town is the SS42 however, it is the SS238 road which is the main road of access from the north which leads down from Marling and it is the SS43 road which connects it to Lago di Santa Giustina in the southwest, a road which joins the A22 road (European Route 45) at San Michele all'Adige to the southeast.[12] Malosco is located on the sloping plateau on the left bank of the Sas River, an average 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above the sea level. The stream Novella is nearby.[13]

Malosco is within walking distance of Fondo,[13] the two towns being adjacent to each other with Fondo lying in the northwest.[12] In addition to Fondo, Malosco also borders the municipalities of Ronzone, Sarnonico and Eppan. The Dasine woods and meadows are located to the north of the main town. Lago di Santa Giustina, which is several kilometres to the southwest.[12]

Fauna and flora

The area is characterized by grassland.[13]


The land is fertile, producing wine, mulberries, Turkish corn, wheat, rye, barley, and potatoes.[13]


Pénegal (1,737 metres (5,699 ft)) can be reached in about 2.3 hours from Malosco, and north of the main centre is winter cross country skiing facilities with over 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) of slopes.[4] Malosco also contains a playground, tennis courts, a volleyball and basketball courts, and a multipurpose sports field.[4] The City Hall is located at the Piazza Vittorio Erspamer. Hotels in the main town include Lady Maria Hotel Bar Ristorante, Hotel Panorama, Hotel Bel Soggiorno and Hotel Rosalpina.[12] Hotel Panorama functions as a health and wellness resort.[14]



  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. "Malosco" (in Italian). Comune Malosco. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  5. "Malosco". Visit Trentino. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  6. Perini, Agostino (1852). Statistica del Trentino (in Italian). Perini. pp. 205–6. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  7. Berry, M.; Brandon, M.; Chaskin, R. (June 2006). "Identifying sensitive outcomes of interventions in community-based centres". International Journal of Child and Family Welfare. ACCO. 9 (1–2): 2. ISBN 978-90-334-6277-1. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  8. Castelli e torri in Trentino (in Italian). Touring Editore. 2004. p. 80. ISBN 978-88-365-3124-0. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  9. Giacomoni, Fabio (1991). Carte di regola e statuti delle comunità rurali trentine. Editoriale Jaca Book. p. 279. ISBN 978-88-16-95085-6. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  10. Associazione culturale "G.B. Lampi" (Romeno; Italy) (2001). Dai castelli anauni alle corti europee: Giovanni Battista Lampi pittore : catalogo (in Italian). Associazione culturale G.B. Lampi. p. 26. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  11. Maffetti, Antonio; Sfondrati, Francesco; Delle antiche relazioni fra Cremona e Trento (1831). Pel solenne ingresso nella diocesi di Cremona di Monsignor vescovo Carlo Emmanuele Sardagna de Hohenstein da Trento: cenni storici sulle antiche relazioni fra queste du città. Tip. Rivolta. pp. 61–. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
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  13. Amati, Amato (1878). Dizionario corografico dell'Italia. pp. 858–. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  14. "Hotel Panorama wellness & resort". Hotel Panorama. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
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