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Trento Province,

Val di Sole | Trento Province

VAL DI SOLE | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Val di sole

The Sole Valley (Ladin: Val de Sól, or Valle di Sole,) is a valley in the Trento Province, northern Italy. Sole Valley applies to the Vermiglio Valley, the east-west aligned valley of the river Noce and its side valleys, among which the Peio Valley that heads to the Ortler. The rest of the valley from Ossana to Mostizzolo is simply called Sole Valley. Some of the towns in the valley are Vermiglio, Peio, Dimaro, Croviana and Malè (the main town). The Sole Valley heads to the Tonale Pass, on the other side of the pass (and in the same direction as the Vermiglio Valley) begins the valley of the river Oglio which flows to Edolo. In the northwest the region is bordered by the Ortler group with the national park Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, in the southwest by the Adamellogroup with the nature reserve Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta. In the southern part of the region is the ski resort Madonna di Campiglio, just over the Campo Carlo Magno, a pass that leads to the Rendena Valley. In the east the region ends at Mostizzolo, where the main valley bends south to Non Valley before joining the valley of the Adige north of Trento.

Trento Province,

Rovereto | Trento Province

ROVERETO | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

rovereto

Rovereto is a city and comune in Trentino in northern Italy, located in the Vallagarina valley of the Adige River. Rovereto was an ancient fortress town standing at the frontier between the bishopric of Trento – an independent state until 1797 – and the republic of Venice, and later between Austrian Tyrol and Italy. In the past Rovereto was an important centre for the manufacture of silk fabrics. Currently, wine, rubber, chocolate, glasses and coffee are the town's main businesses. Rovereto is the birthplace (1941) of Sferoflex eyeglasses, now taken over by Luxottica. Other relevant companies located in Rovereto are Marangoni Pneumatici, Sandoz Industrial Products Spa, Cioccolato Cisa, and Metalsistem.

Rovereto railway station, opened in 1859, forms part of the Brenner railway, which links Verona with Innsbruck.

WHAT TO SEE

  • The castle, built by the counts of Castelbarco in the 13th–14th centuries, and later enlarged by the Venetians during their rule of Rovereto.
  • The Italian War museum (Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra) is located inside the castle. The Italian War Museum was founded in 1921 in remembrance of the First World War and in it are preserved arms and documents relating to wars from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
  • The mighty bell Maria Dolens, one of the largest outside Russia and East Asia, and the second-largest swinging bell in the world after the St. Peter's Bell of the Cologne Cathedral. Maria Dolens ("the grieving Virgin Mary") was built under the inspiration of a local priest, between 1918 and 1925, to commemorate the fallen in all wars, and to this day it sounds for the dead every day. Originally a patriotic rather than pacifist idea, it is today regarded as a shrine to peace.
  • MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto offers temporary exhibitions, educational activities, and has a remarkable permanent collection.
  • In the area of Lavini di Marco footprints of dinosaurs have been found. The species have been identified as the herbivorous Camptosaurus and carnivorous Dilophosaurus. Marco also hosts a large landslide which was mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divina Commedia: "Qual è quella ruina che nel fianco di qua da Trento l'Adice percosse, o per tremoto o per sostegno manco" (Inferno, canto XII).

Trento Province,

Predazzo | Trento Province

PREDAZZO | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

predazzo

Predazzo (laterally big meadow) is an Italian village of 4,562 (M 2,217 and F 2,345) inhabitants in in province of Trento. Located in northern Italian is part of the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region. Predazzo is located about 58 kilometres northeast of Trento in Val di Fiemme. It is one of the main centers of Val di Fiemme (the other is Cavalese) and it is also the most populous and widespread of the Val di Fiemme, thanks to a particularly favorable geography. It is an important road junction and trade between the valleys of Fiemme and Fassa and the area of Primiero. Predazzo is the most populous of the Valleys dell'Avisio, as well as the seventeenth most populated municipality of the Province of Trento. The territory of the municipality of Predazzo was greatly enlarged with its 109.84 km square, it is the ninth largest municipality by area in the province of Trento (although the eastern borders do not follow the lie of the land: for the border of the area Primiero not located at the watershed of the Passo Rolle, but more than six kilometers below, just above the town Paneveggio). However, for historical reasons, Predazzo is not the capital of the Val di Fiemme (also for its off-center) and the population is dependent on other town in the Val di Fiemme for many services.

Predazzo borders with the following municipalities: Moena, Tesero, Panchià, Ziano di Fiemme, Siror, Canal San Bovo, Nova Levante (BZ) and Nova Ponente (BZ). Located at the confluence of the river Travignolo from the Dolomite Group of the Pale di San Martino, in the river Avisio, from the top of the Marmolada, it is the most upstream of the Val di Fiemme. On the road from the town to Passo Rolle, there is the Forte Dossaccio, Austrian fortification of First World War. The city of Predazzo is part of: Natural park, Parco Naturale Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino, Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme and Comprensorio della Valle di Fiemme (C1). For the weather in Predazzo see Stazione meteorological di Predazzo.

Predazzo is divided in 8 neighborhoods and has 6 hamlets: Bellamonte, Paneveggio, Mezzavalle, Fol, Coste and Zaluna. Pè de Pardac (Piè di Predazzo) is the historic center and it is located between Sommavilla and Molin. Molin is located on the west part of Predazzo, at the foot of Pelenzana, and take the name from the presence of mills and canals in the early twentieth century. Before the advent of the electric light, in fact, many manufacturers took advantage of the hydraulic force on the course of the water conveyed in canals. Somaìla (Sommavilla), situated near the square, is considered part of the old town and marks the end of the valley Travignolo. Located north of Predazzo Iscia is adjacent to Poz and Sommavilla and includes several historical buildings and barns. Poz is a very recently district, close to the municipal aqueduct north of Predazzo and at the foot of Mount Mulat. Adjacent at it there is Birreria that take the name because of the presence of a brewery (now closed) near the exit to the north of Predazzo. Borgonuovo appears to be the newest part of Predazzo. New houses built close to the horse racing and football fields. It is located south of Predazzo. The Travignolo marks a boundary between the district and the Molin Borgonuovo.

How to arrive to Predazzo

  • By car: Predazzo can easily be reached from both south and north State Road 12 or Brenner motorway A22 (exit Neumarkt / Auer; 38 km distance from the toll gate), then continue on the state road SS48 of the Dolomites towards Cavalese. It is also possible from Lavis following the SS 612 della Val di Cembra. It's accessible from Passo Rolle and San Martino di Castrozza the SS 50.
  • Public transport: You can get off at the railway station of Trento or better than that of Ora, both linked to the country with a good bus service.
  • By plane: The nearest airports are Catullo in Verona which is about 90 km, Venice Marco Polo Airport (195 km), Milano Linate (245 km) and Bolzano Airport (60 km).

Trento Province,

Sugana Valley | Trento Province

SUGANA VALLEY | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

pergine valsugana

The Sugana Valley is one of the most important valleys in the autonomous province of Trento in Northern Italy. Leading into the Alps' foothills, an important main north-south Roman road, the Via Claudia Augusta, one of Europe's main roads since its construction in Antiquity, winds along the valley and connects the Adriatic with the historic Holy Roman Empire and Frankish kingdom's centre of Augsburg. The sturdy construction of this long-distance road running through the valley has made it historically one of the most important north-south European transit lanes because the route from the Veneto region to points near and beyond the famed Brenner pass is significantly shorter than proceeding Venice to Verona to Brenner. Henry II used the road to bypass a position blocked by a rival allowing him to gain the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. The Valle dei Mocheni is also of historic interest as it has remained a German-speaking enclave in modern Italy to this day. This came about as during the High Middle Ages while the region was ruled by the Holy Roman Empire (many Emperors were also Kings of Italy) many German-speaking farmers and miners settled into the region. The western part of the valley nearest Trento is an extensive tourist area which began as a health spa during the late 19th century when the Levico Terme baths were established and became popular with the upper classes. This parallels the history of what became modern vacations and resort towns in much of the world (Contrast with St Moritz, Mineral Wells, and Steamboat Springs), the situation in the valley being enhanced perhaps by the easy access both north and south given it by the sturdy Roman road, when roads were usually just dirt tracks with deep ruts and large puddles. Otherwise the scenery is marked by vineyards and orchards and groves of edible horse-chestnuts.

Nearby Lake Caldonazzo, and the village of Caldonazzo, is a further international tourist center located just south of the Dolomite Mountains, a southern foothill range of the higher Alps just to the North. Together, Caldonazzo Lake and the Dolomites create one of the most beautiful regions of northern Italy and harbor a host of outdoor sporting activities, such as climbing, hiking, mountain biking, power boating, sailing, and windsurfing to name just a few.

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