Serrada, Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna are four villages with centuries of story in common: from the settlements of the Middle age to the wars for the political power of the area between the different communities at that times, this part of the region Trentino Alto Adige continues to be a little natural jewel-case. This land, with woods, hills, pastel colours, animals and wonderful tastes, is a typical example of beauty.
The little villages have also nowadays the memories of the near past: the Second World War fortifications, for example Forte Gschwent near Lavarone, Forte Cherle, Forte Sommo Alto e Forte Dosso delle Somme near Folgaria.
Turism is the most powerful activity in the area. It is very developed and offers: relax, mountain bike, Nordic walking, Nordic and alpine skiing.
It is a little village among the mountains. It is the perfect place for who search relax and peace, with the possibility of doin sports.
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Near Serrada you can discover also Guardia di Folgaria that is a little village full of surprises because it is an open art gallery. It represents a fusion between art and nature: Guardia will fascinate you with its murales and the Hofentol fall.
A few kilometers from Residence Serrada, with the possibility to take the bus here, the wonderful community of Folgaria will wait you with the ancient city center and little cute shops of local crafstmanship. In summer, it is the place for pleasant walking, and in winter you can have a rest there drinking hot tastefull wine in front of the fire brazier.
The famous futurist painter Fortunato Depero celebrated Serrada not only in his canvas, but also with his pen.
“Serrada offre un paesaggio eternamente mutevole. In estate è un pianoro, una verde conca riposante circondata da altere groppe di monti, da scalinate di roccia discendenti, a volte dolci e altre a precipizio. Dentro legioni di abeti e tra plotoni di pini e larici, in vedetta, giace il paesello: campanile a testa di cipolla e naso appuntito all’insù. Serrada d’inverno offre un paesaggio polare. Dal bianco lenzuolo sorgono scheletri di vetro e mani multiple di fantasmi. L’ampia distesa è uno specchio e il cielo e le case capovolte vi si riflettono turchine. Lo sciatore affascina: distende le braccia per impugnare le ali al vento. Scende un angelo del firmamento sicuro nello spazio e nella luce che lo aureola, raggiante in questo autentico prisma di poesia’.
“Serrada 1920” – Fortunato Depero
A few kilometers from Residence Serrada, with the possibility to take the bus here, the wonderful community of Folgaria will wait you with the ancient city center and little cute shops of local crafstmanship.
In summer, it is the place for pleasant walking, and in winter you can have a rest there drinking hot tastefull wine in front of the fire brazier.
At 1200 m of height, among an amazing atmosphere, Folgaria offers its turists the Golf Camp Maso Spilzi with 9 holes, PAR 72, where you can play and relax with friends in quiteness.
The entry is possible from May to October.
Luserna is a little village at 1333 m of height and it is the last mountain community that speacks the ancient cimbrian language. Everything here is suspended in the history where almost 300 citizens continue to preserve traditions, old customs and usages.
If you want to discover stories and legends of this place, you can visit the archive, Casa Haus von Prukk and the Art Gallery Rheo Martin Pedrazza.
Centro documentazione Luserna
Casa Haus Von Prukk
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Pinacoteca Rheo Martin Pedrazza
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Just 20 km from the city of Trento and Rovereto, Lavarone plateau (25.8 sq. km – 1176 m s l m) is a pleasing alternation of large plains, woods, clearings, ridges and pastures framed by the shores of the lake.
The name does not identify a specific place, but in the entire plateau we can highlight three major centers around which are arranged various small fractional centers. They are original and magic heritages of the rural farmsteads of Cimbrian origin.
Lavarone can be a summer but also winter tourist resort, which is able to combine the need to relax and vacation, with the dynamism of its sports facilities.
A few kilometers from Serrada, there is the wonderful flagship of the territory: a lake which is located at 1079 meters above sea level where you can relax and spend a day sunbathing or fishing.
The Lavarone’s Lake has a maximum depth of 17 meters and for its mild climate and the particular purity of its waters, it is an important element of tourist attraction. In summer, always in June, it hosts the important Triathlon Olympic Champion while in winter, by freezing, becomes an opportunity for learning the technique of saving under the ice.
You can arrive there by car or by public transport.
A legend tells that in the area where is the lake today, it existed anciently a blooming forest, owned by two brothers. But one day, they clashed with a sharp lite for the property of the same. God, who was assisting, was disappointed and irritated by the hard argument and so punished the two boys sinking the woodland of the animosity and filling with water the deep pit of fir trees.
The Great War is also written in these mountains. There are still seven austro-hungarian fortresses with many war finds that witness the battles and the clashes between the Italian and Austrian troops.
Stories and images are imprinted in the minds and bring to light our recent history. This can an exciting itinerary that is not only a cultural witness, but above all an invitation for the peace among peoples.
The Emperor’s fort
Belvedere Gschwent Fort
Sommo alto Fort
Dosso del Sommo Fort
Busa Verle Fort
Cima Vezzena Fort