Trentino
 

Borgo Chiese

Borgo Chiese is a widely scattered municipality with 2000 inhabitants in Valle del Chiese and includes the villages of Brione, Cimego and Condino. Located at an altitude between 444 and 900 metres asl, the municipality of Borgo Chiese is the ideal place for those who love nature, art and culture.

In the picturesque villages, rich in history, there are many places and buildings that are worth a visit: the Church of San Antonio (16th C.), the parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Palazzo della Torre and the Casa Marascalchi Museum. You can also go for an inspiring and spellbinding walk along the Ethnographic nature trail Rio Caino.

In summer you can go hiking on the Boniprati plateau and climb up to the huts in Valle Aperta, Brealone, Bondolo and Cima Bruffione, while in winter ski slopes and cross-country tracks attract winter sports lovers.

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CONDINO

In centuries past, Condino was the southernmost Parish out of the seven Giudicarie parishes, as shown by various examples of civil and religious architecture. Now, it’s the perfect place for tourists who love mountain biking and trekking. Together with Castel Condino, Cimego and Brione it makes up the Municipality of Borgo Chiese.

History and culture


North of Condino, out of the centre, on the old road that led to Trento, stands the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, a true jewel of sacred art dating back to 1192. The churches of San Rocco and San Lorenzo from the XVI century are a must-see. Also worth a visit is the Palazzo alla Torre, in Piazza San Rocco, which is the seat of the Municipality of Condino. The Convent of the Cappuccini friars dominates the village, whose origin has been lost over time and which was bombed during the Second World War. Rebuilt by the Condino community, today it lies unused.

Environment and nature


Away from the town centre, Condino offers pleasant walks along the river Chiese or its tributaries (Giulis); up on the mountain you can enjoy magnificent alpine landscapes and little-known huts where herds of cattle and sheep graze until late summer for the traditional period of going to pasture, in full harmony with the area’s unspoilt beauty. 


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+39 0465 621001

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BRIONE

Brione is the highest town in Valle del Chiese; a paved road unwinds from Condino for 5km and twists and turns towards the village, which boasts a magnificent view of the valley and Lake Idro.

A visit to Brione is like travelling back in time: here the long silences are only interrupted by the banging of a door or a lady calling to her hens, by a child playing or the murmurs of two friends chatting. Marking the passing of time is the bell tower of the fourteenth-century church of San Bartolomeo, which has an amazing view of Valle del Chiese from its square.

Along with Condino and Cimego, it’s now part of the Municipality of Borgo Chiese.

History and culture


Brione’s history is closely linked to that of the nearby village of Condino, seat of the Parish: along with Condino, Brione formed a community that managed to maintain a degree of independence from the powerful lords who competed with each other for the lower Valle del Chiese, including the Arcos, the Lodrons and Campos.
Brione was the birthplace of the painter Domenico Fancini del Signore, known as Menino, who achieved some fame in his time in Trentino and the surrounding areas. He studied art in Venice, and with Domenico Molini from Riva he painted the main altarpiece in Condino parish church.


Environment and nature


From Brione, as from every village in the valley, there were once paths leading to the mountain huts, paths which are now usually paved. At Malga Serollo the livestock is still brought out to pasture, while Malga Rive is no longer used. Malga Serodine (in the Municipality of Catastale di Storo) is rented to the Brescian people.

Then there are the “meadows”, on which the villagers, with the sweat of generations, built barns. Most of them are between the areas of Planezzo and Malmarone. An interesting fact about Brione’s barns is that they were all owned by two families, with only one "casenèl" (area for milk processing), which was shared.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 621081


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CIMEGO

Cimego is in the heart of Valle del Chiese, divided into two parts by the river Chiese: the oldest district, Quartinago on one side, and Balbarone and Villa on the other side.
It’s one of the few villages in which Roman epigraphs have been found, indicating that Cimego was a mining centre since the days of ancient Rome. Together with Castel Condino, Condino and Brione, it’s now part of the Municipality of Borgo Chiese.

History and culture


If it wasn’t for the slopes, the streets here could be mistaken for Venetian streets, with their narrow gaps between the walls of the tall, ancient houses. Instead they are the streets of Quartinago, the historical district of Cimego that still has a magical atmosphere of ancient silence. In the fourteenth century, the heretic Frà Dolcino stayed here for a long time to gather followers.
Make sure to follow the famous ethnographic trail of Rio Caino, a pleasant walk through rural history, where you can read natural, scientific, and botanical information, as well as enjoy historical, cultural and anthropological heritage.


Environment and nature


As in all of Valle del Chiese, there is a varied range of summer hikes and winter ski mountaineering routes. The village’s surroundings are of geological, morphological, floral and environmental interest; you can reach interesting peaks from the plateau of Boniprati: Cima Pissola, Monte Remà, Monte Bruffione, passing the mountain huts Campello, Table, Clevet, Maresse, Clef, Cleabà until Malga Bondolo.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 621095

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http://www.comune.borgochiese.tn.it/

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