Valli del Leno, the mountains of history
Pasubio and the Little Dolomites: the memory of the Great War in Trentino.
Walk along historic pathways, visit the Museum of Rural Life of Vallarsa, the hermitage of San Colombano in Trambileno and the old venetian sawmill of Terragnolo.
Vallarsa and Valli del Leno: boundary areas between Veneto and Trentino, on the road that connects Rovereto to Vicenza. In these valleys you can engage in mountain trekking and mountain biking and discover alpine shepherd’s huts and mountain pastures.
Vallarsa is a small wild valley surrounded by the peaks of Mount Pasubio and the Little Dolomites. Traversed by the frontlines of WWI, the vestiges of war events are evident in the trenches, tunnels, fortresses and military roads, which we invite you to visit with the help of a Territory Tourist Guide. It’s no coincidence that the heart of the Path of Peace, which crosses the European path E5, is located here. Just beyond the “Pian delle Fugazze” pass, on the border between Veneto and Trentino, visit the Sacrario Militare, a memorial to the victims of the Great War.
Are you a fan of prehistory? Along the galleries of Monte Testo you can see dinosaur footprints.
The Museum of rural life in Riva di Vallarsa is a cross-section of rural history in the valley.
The lake of the Poiani is ideal for a family picnic. Here you can go fishing, as well as in the crystal-clear waters of the Leno.
In the summer the large sports center is the preferred destination of important football training camps. In the winter, snowshoe tours are the best way to explore this quiet valley, still unknown to mass tourism.
The hermitage of San Colombano, perched on a steep wall overlooking Leno, and the Santuario della Madonna delle Salette, watching over the populace from above, are the holy places of Trambileno. Discover them with a pleasant walk along a trail crossing streams, pastures and woods.
At Terragnolo, contemplate the uncontaminated landscape of Maso San Giuseppe and the wonderful panorama from the ancient medieval church of Santa Maria Maddalena. An extensive network of itineraries crosses its many villages. We recommend a visit to the ancient venetian sawmill near the Maso with the experts of the Fondazione Museo Civico of Rovereto.