Romedio was a penitent, who found excellent shelter in an uninhabited area near the place where three young people from Cappadocia were martyred. He came from the Inn Valley and had been the Lord of the castle of Thaur. He went to Rome as a pilgrim and was converted to Catholicism. Consequently, when he went back to Trento, he decided to become a hermit and to live on a sheer rock above a small valley stream.
In this wonderful area in Trentino there are numerous opportunity to turn your holiday in an occasion to restore body and mind, finding the harmony with yourself and the surrounding environment. Everything become easier and every activity more exciting thanks to the mild climate and the near mountains and lakes.
The Renzo Piano-designed project puts Trento on the international map. Far more than a Science Museum, this is a bold statement of intent.
5 km long and 627 square metres large, Caldonazzo lake is the largest lake entirely within the Trentino region. Actually, up until the early 19th century, its shores touched the town of Pergine but the subsequent reclamation works (marshes once covered a vast area) reduced it to its present size.
With its various beaches (Caldonazzo, Calceranica and S. Cristoforo, just to mention a few), Caldonazzo is the only lake in Trentino where you can practice water-ski.
It also has other support centers such as the Cus Trento Nautical Club (Circolo Universitario Sportivo), the Associazione Velica Trentina and the Circolo Nautico of Caldonazzo, clubs where you can sail, surf and canoe.
Despite heavy human settlement, it is not difficult to catch sight of species of birds of prey, especially in the first hours of the afternoon, feasting on the rich fish population of the lake.
Torbole sul Garda is positioned on the slopes of Monte Baldo, on the shores of Lake Garda, near the outfall of the river Sarca. Torbole is a renowned surfing location and a sailing centre internationally well-known, because of the particularities of the winds and the numerous events.
In the part of lake in front of Torbole the passage of motorboats is prohibited making it a safe area for windsurfing, suitable for beginners too. For those who want to windsurf, there are many opportunities to stay in the camping and the sailing centre provide services and sailing courses for every level of experience.
The Trentino Outdoor Camping Card offers discounts and promotions in the affiliated centre.
For those who love the nature, the area of Torbole is located on the Natural Park of Monte Baldo, known as “The Garden of Europe” because of the numerous plant species. An ideal opportunity for those who love walks and hiking. For the lovers of mountain-biking there are many paths and tracks.
Furthermore the zone of Nago, Torbole, Riva and the lakeside host national and international contests.
A small town lying on the alluvial cone formed by the Rio Maggiore at the foot of Monte Fronte. It is a village with an old and prestigious tourist tradition and was the spa holiday destination of the Austrian imperial family and aristocrats.
The spa waters are famous throughout Europe for their iron and arsenic mineral content.
It enjoys a healthy climate thanks to the fir woods and the clean lake. 507 m elevation 6718 inhabitants Location: Lakeside
Explored for the first time in 1927, this is currently the only cave open to tourists in Trentino. The guided tour is 500 metres long and ends at the terminal siphon, from which a roaring torrent gushes and which disappears shortly after into the ground between the rocks.
Municipality of Pejo includes also the villages of Cogolo, Celledizzo, Cellentino and Comasine. In the past iron used to be extracted from the surrounding mountains and today the water of Pejo is healthy and in demand containing the typical ferroginous properties of the terrain.
Pejo is the starting point for tours on the Ortles-Cevedale Range.
The artistic beauties of this village are: the wooden altars of Pejo, the frescoes in the old church of Cogolo, Palace Migazzi, the small churches of Cellentino and Comasine, the precious cases. It is a winter and summer tourist area situated in the Stelvio Nature Park which has an extraordinary patrimony of flora and fauna.
Visitor centre in Cogolo.
1173 m elevation
The lakes of Lamar are two mountain lakes (Lake Santo and Lake of Lamar) in Valle dei laghi (the lakes valley) in Southwestern Trentino. They are located at 730 metre asl. In the East the Northern mountains of Monte Soprasasso divide them from the lower Valle dell’Adige while in the West there is mount Paganella. To reach them from Trento go towards Cadine and Terlago. Once passed Terlago, continue towards the hamlet of Monte Terlago until the end of the road.
It’s a relaxing zone, suitable for all the excursionists and campers of Trentino Outdoor who fancy quiet walks or Nordic walking. In the proximity there is a Trentino Outdoor campsite that you can find on our website www.trentino-outdoor-com. The two lakes are a destination for naturalists, divers and fishers. The Lakes of Lamar a long time ago were united but they were separated by a landslide that created Lake Santo (in the South) and Lake Lamar (in the North). The Lake Lamar has crystal clear waters, surrounded by a beech forest and a wide beach in the West side. It has an area of 2320 square metres. It hasn’t considerable tributary and emissaries but only small streams. It is 4 metres deep; in the South there’s a swimming area only 1-2 metres deep, rich with fishes.
The beauty and the varied fauna of the lakes make them attractive both among naturalists and fishers. The area is also a starting point for suggestive itineraries until the peak Paganella. If you’re searching an unconventional landscapes to make beautiful photos, you will not be disappointed. Among the many attractions of the place, note the famous Abyss of Lamar, a deep cave with a series of wells; some of these are even one hundred metres deep. In the area of Lakes Lamar you can find meadows, woods, uncontamined nature; here you can have an outdoor holiday, away from traffic, noise and pollution. As regards mountain-biking, this area offers bycicle lanes and dirt track over two thousand metres, country road between rows of grapes and Alpine peaks.
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MART is the museum of modern art of Trento and Rovereto and it is the most famous museum of Trentino, with thousands and thousands of visitors every year coming from the rest of Italy and abroad. The success of Mart is mainly dued to the the great expositions held during the year, like the one organized in 2011 concerning masterpieces of the Impressionists.
The impressive building conceived by Mario Botta together with Giulio Andreolli has a surface of 12000m², 6000m² of which are dedicated to the art of the 20th and 21st century. 5000m² are used as a study and research facility as well as for didactics and services. On the ground floor there is a reception, a computer area, services open to the public, the bookshop, the cafeteria, a conference room and a cloakroom. The basement hosts the 20th century archive and a library. The first floor accommodates temporary expositions, the didactics´ section and the offices. On the second floor, on 3800 m², you will find our permanent exposition, a rich collection of Italian art featuring some international works, from the Futurism to contemporary art. The didactics´ section organises work-shops for schools, for the public and for families, holds professional updating courses for teachers, and offers guided tours and didactic expositions. Call a free line number for more information: 0039-800397760. www.mart.trento.it
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Renowned for the romantic legends associated with it, and as the pleasure retreat of the episcopal court, Castel Toblino is a rare example, in Trentino, of lake fortification.
It was probably a prehistoric fort and Roman site, on an island in the middle of the lake which, due to the lowering of the water level later became a peninsula. It is a very old site, once occupied by a small temple dedicated to the worship of the Fates, as recorded in the rare 3rd century epigraph (walled under the northern portico of the castle). Its original religious function was soon replaced by a military function, given its strategic position.
In the 13th century the castle passed from the hands of the lords of Toblino into those of the lords of Campo, who owned the castle bearing the same name in the Giudicarie (Castel Campo). Later on, the castle fell into the hands of the church of Trento (1495) and the Cardinal Bernardo Clesio had the place restored and rebuilt (1536-1537) on Renaissance lines, to become a lord´s residence: it was decorated by some of the artists working at the Magno Palazzo of the Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento.
The prevailing 16th century elements are due to the subsequent transformations (courtyard portico and loggia, round arches) ordered by Gian Gaudenzio Madruzzo. All that remains of the Medieval castle layout are the wall to the west, a turret to the north-west of the present enclosure and the 20 meter high cylindrical tower, which may be considered a keep, strengthening the fortifications closing the summit of the fortified rock.
A phenomenon typical of the Cembra valley, the result of concomitant natural forces: the boulders protect the underlying ground from rainwater, which washes away the surrounding materials, thus forming the typical pyramid forms: a truncated cone topped by a rock. Next to these may be observed the "pointed pyramids" with a conic shape and without the protective stone at the top: as a rule, these are not very high, due to the easy erosion. Another typical form are the jagged "ridges" formed by the thinning of the watershed between two adjacent canyons. Sometimes the pyramids are grouped together and form "organ-pipe" formations. Vegetation is important in the preservation of the pyramids, which may reach a height of 20 metres. Access: take the "S.P. Segonzano" road (parking area), then a signposted trail. There are also information boards. Height differential: 300 metres. Time: about 1 hour.
The Garda valley is the ideal place for sports enthusiasts and for all those who like to spend quiet and stress-free holidays.
The adjacent regions are also very attractive.
This tourist district includes the large basin crossed by the river Sarca and bounded to the south by the northern shores of Lake Garda (Upper Garda), Valle di Ledro linking Upper Garda to the Valli Giudicarie and the area at the foot of the eastern side of Monte Bondone. The main feature of Upper Garda is its climate with a mild temperature also in winter. The lake is the ideal setting for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. On its shores there are also beaches equipped for bathing. Upper Garda has become one of the favorite destinations of free climbers. The towns and villages are rich in history with buildings and monuments of great artistic and architectural value. The castles in the area also afford great historical interest. Valle di Ledro has a landscape dominated by steep mountains and woods. Along the valley you come to Lake Ledro. On the shores of this lake important evidence of prehistoric settlements have been found. The lake dwelling village of Molina di Ledro - dating back to 2,000 BC constitutes a precious archaeological site and its relics are kept in a nearby museum.
Valle dei Laghi runs parallel to the Sarca river, at the foot of Monte Bondone. The valley takes its name from the lakes dotting it: Cavedine, Santa Massenza and Toblino. Valle dei Laghi offers an interesting landscape, historic and oenological features.
Altopiano della Paganella is the name of the tourist district lying in the mid-western part of Trentino which gravitates around Paganella (the mountain overlooking Trento and Valle dell´Adige) and the Brenta Dolomites. This plateau offers countless opportunities for excursions, from the simplest to long easy pathways to those requiring preparation and experience on challenging mountaineering ascents. The main centers in this tourist district are Molveno, Andalo and Fai.
The presence of the lake has greatly encouraged the development of tourism in Molveno; a free beach with facilities, claimed to be one of the most beautiful in Trentino, has been made on the shores of the lake. Andalo is centrally situated on the tableland and among its tourist facilities it boasts a real sports citadel which has recently been extended to include a modern indoor ice rink. In Fai you can visit the archaeological excavations which have brought to light the remains of a Rhaetian village.
Dolomiti di Brenta, Paganella, Andalo, Lago di Molveno, Cavedago, Spormaggiore Official Website www.esperienzatrentino.it
Up in the mountains only 20 km away from Trento the "Mocheni valley" is known because it is a German speaking island. It remains in your heart because of its wonderful view of nature colors succession.
Its wild and charming environment can be known following the paths among meadows and woods, near houses and farms. You can reach alpine summer pastures and mountain huts during relaxing walks or you can feel the adventure on more difficoult routes, which look up to the high peaks of the proud "Lagorai" mountain group.
The Mocheni valley still keeps its own folk- and gastronomic traditions. They are a picture of the culture and customs of a population, which has been keeping its own identity throught the time not only with local traditional events (like "the song of the star" in the Christmas time and "Bèce" performance on the last day of carnival), but also with the love for the nature and the defence of its historic and cultural wealth. The Mocheni valley won’t disappoint your expectations. Today it still looks like yesterday, when the austrian author Robert Musil named it "the enchanted valley".
Arte Sella is an international exhibition of contemporary art which began life in 1986. It takes place in the open, in the fields and woods of the Sella Valley (Borgo Valsugana municipality, in the Province of Trento). Since 1996 the Arte Sella project has been laid out along a path in the woods on the southern slope of the Armentera Mount. The ideal route, named ARTENATURA (“Art in Nature”) which has taken shape in this way is designed to enable visitors to observe the works of art and at the same time to enjoy the natural site itself with its different types of woods, rocks and monumental trees.
The idea of the exhibition is not just to display works of art but also to show the creative process involved in them: the works are followed day by day in their development as they are created and the artists are called upon to express their respectful relationship with nature from which they draw inspiration.
The works are usually three-dimensional since they are created using stones, leaves, branches and tree-trunks; occasionally man-made objects, materials or colours are also used. When the exhibition closes, many of the artworks are left to decay, thus becoming part of nature’s life-cycle; others are put on show in museums, art galleries and exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
In the last few years Arte Sella has expanded to the nearby Malga Costa (Costa shepherd’s hut). This unusual but attractive building has been the setting of several exhibitions, events and creative workshops which have attracted considerable interest and have rendered the shepherd’s hut an effective experimental and exhibition area.
Corso Ausugum 55-57
38051 Borgo Valsugana (Tn)
Info: (+39) 0461 751251
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Thanks to the Garda lake, this area boasts a mild climate that guarantees pleasant and relaxing holidays also in winter. This tourist district includes the large basin crossed by the river Sarca and bounded to the south by the northern shores of Lake Garda (Upper Garda), Valle di Ledro linking Upper Garda to the Valli Giudicarie and the area at the foot of the eastern side of Monte Bondone. The main feature of Upper Garda is its climate with a mild temperature also in winter. The lake is the ideal setting for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. On its shores there are also beaches equipped for bathing. Upper Garda has become one of the favorite destinations of free climbers. The towns and villages are rich in history with buildings and monuments of great artistic and architectural value. The castles in the area also afford great historical interest. Valle di Ledro has a landscape dominated by stark mountains and woods. Along the valley you come to Lake Ledro. On the shores of this lake important evidence of prehistoric settlements have been found. The lake dwelling village of Molina di Ledro - dating back to 2,000 years BC constitutes a precious archaeological site and its relics are kept in a nearby museum. Valle dei Laghi runs parallel to the Sarca river, at the foot of Monte Bondone. The valley takes its name from the lakes dotting it: Cavedine, Santa Massenza and Toblino. Valle dei Laghi offers an interesting landscape, historic and oenological features.
Alongside the Serraia basin, which gives the Altopiano di Piné a unique and unmistakable appearance, lies lake Piazze, in the district of Bedollo. It fills an elliptic bowl at the foot of the most northern slopes of Monte Costalta (1955 m) at an altitude of 1021 m above sea level and owes its origins to the glacial weirs caused by alluvial transportation.
Between 1922 and 1925 it underwent major works, giving it its current appearance and dimensions; the natural dam to the south was replaced by a 150 metre long, porphyry dyke and the bed was dredged to increase capacity. The Regnana and Brusago rivers, its feeders, were re-routed into the lake via open channels. A large pipe dug in the porphyry under Monte Ceramont allowed the water to flow out into the Pozzolago hydroelectric power station.
There is very good trout fishing on lake Piazze, which is 340 metres wide at its widest point. During the hot summer months water sports enthusiasts and sunbathers lying out on the surrounding green fields particularly enjoy it.
There is a delightful walk around the entire lake. Lake Piazze, used as a reservoir, has fluctuations in the water level during the winter. As a result the surface ice is unstable.
Lake Serraia, in the district of Baselga di Piné and 1250 metres long, 300-600 metres wide and 18 metres deep, is fed by small tributaries and has one outflowing river, the Rio Silla, which in the past used to power working sawmills along the river. The lake, which contains many fish, is on a vast plain at 974 m above sea level at the foot of Dosso di Costalta (1955 m) and Dosso di Ceramonte (1514 m). Lake Serraia has always attracted a considerable number of visitors throughout the year and the walk around the lake is particularly loved because it winds over level ground through woods, reed-beds and gently sloping meadows. In winter its surface is entirely covered with ice.