RIVA DEL GARDA
In the beautiful town of Riva del Garda, overlooking the lake, there’s The Fortress. It is a twelfth-century castle that still retains its medieval character with the square structure and tue small windows. Today it houses the Museum of Riva del Garda.
The Church of the Untouched is a pilgrimage destination since the beginning of the seventeenth century, and is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque style in Trentino. Inside it is tastefully decorated with white putty, wooden sculptures and many frescoes. Among the most important paintings there’s the Miraculous Virgin.
The Hydroelectric Station of Ponale is a fundamental point for the production of energy of the whole area. It offers multimedia courses, many of which are dedicated to children, to understand the stages of production and the importance of energy derived from water in an environmentally friendly way.
In Trento we can visit the Duomo, or Cathedral of San Vigilio, dedicated to the patron. It dates back to the thirteenth century and was built as a cemetery church, in fact the same saint was buried there. In this church Maximilian I was crowned emperor in 1508.
The MUSE, Science Museum, was built in 2013 and designed by the architect Renzo Piano. Its futuristic structure has various rooms dedicated to glaciers and exploration, the alpine nature and its biodiversity, the history of the Dolomites, the Paleolithic, the interactive science, the history of the dinosaurs. In addition, a tropical greenhouse shows us the life of Tanzania, and on the roof terrace you can admire the breathtaking view of Trento and the surrounding valley.
The Castle of Good Advice is situated on a rock and was built over the ruins of a Roman castle in the thirteenth century. In the following centuries it was expanded, as demonstrated by the different architectural styles in its structure. In the halls of the castle there are priceless frescoes, including the frescoes of Romanino and Dossi brothers, it also houses art collections and exhibitions.
Canale di Tenno, or Villa Canale, is a small medieval village on the hills that overlooks the lake. Included in the most beautiful villages of Italy, maintains its structure and the characteristic buildings, small alleys and squares. Over the years it was the destination of artists, now it houses the House of artists dedicated to the painter Vittone, and the museum of rural life.
Rango, also placed among the most beautiful villages in Italy, maintains the typical characteristics of Trentino villages, with attached houses connected by arcades, with the fortified structure. These villages are beautiful and lovely in winter when covered in snow.
Near the Arco town we can visit the medieval castle. Its square tower with battlements at the top offers a panoramic view across the valley.
The Segantini Museum, located in Palazzo Panni, houses the gallery of works of art of the painter Segantini, born in Arco. The exhibits also want to promote the territory as a place of memory and inspiration.