Trentino
 

Pieve di Bono-Prezzo

The Municipality of Pieve di Bono-Prezzo, located half-way in the Valle del Chiese, includes the villages of Pieve di Bono and Prezzo. It has a rich and vibrant history, since it hosted one of the seven parishes of the Valli Giudicarie (Pieve di Bono). Many buildings are worth a visit, such as the Church of San Giacomo Maggiore and Castel Romano. 

Pieve di Bono-Prezzo offers endless opportunities to spend an active holiday outdoors, in both winter and summer. The Boniprati high plateau is a great site for summer hiking and skiing in the winter. The nearby Val Daone  is the ideal place to spend a peaceful and relaxing day out.

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PIEVE DI BONO

Pieve di Bono is one of the seven ancient parishes that made up the Giudicarie area, and now consists of five villages: Agrone, Cologna, Creto, Por and Strada.
Nearby Val di Daone and Val di Fumo are two valleys suitable for hiking lovers: alpine landscapes accompany hikers with the climb up along the Chiese river towards the Adamello glacier. Along with the village of Prezzo it forms the Municipality Pieve di Bono-Prezzo.


History and culture

Arriving at Pieve di Bono from the south, the valley is dominated by Castel Romano: built in the XIII century by the Lodron counts, the powerful feudal lords of Valle del Chiese, it was then abandoned and used as a barn in the last two centuries. It now hosts various cultural events in summer. The church of Santa Giustina is also a must-see, dating back to the XII century, with fascinating fifteenth-century frescoes conserved in the chapel.

Environment and nature

From the carpark in Cologna (the southernmost hamlet of Pieve di Bono), you can follow a mule track to a building that once housed the mill. This is where the Botanical Path begins, that leads under the wall of Castel Romano. If you wish, you can get around it to enter the ancient castle, or you can relax on a terrace and enjoy the magnificent view over the whole Valle del Chiese from north to south and over to the neighbouring Valle di Daone.
Follow the directions to return to the car park via another path, completing a loop.


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PREZZO

Prezzo, in the centre of Valle del Chiese, lies on the slopes of the Boniprati plateau (1157 metres). Surrounded by nature, it’s the perfect place for those who like walks in the countryside, discovering local flora and mushrooms. It can also be enjoyed in winter, thanks to the cross-country tracks and many ski routes. Along with Pieve di Bono it forms the municipality of Pieve di Bono-Prezzo. The story goes that the village gets its name from having once been the collection centre for coal produced in the area; this is where quotations of the price, “prezzo” were made. And so, this is how the village got it name.

History and culture


Leaving Prezzo, after having crossed the bridge built where the Adanà stream and the Chiese river meet, you reach the church dedicated to San Giacomo Maggiore. This medieval church was rebuilt in 1560, extended two centuries later and then rebuilt again after the great damage caused during the First World War and restored in 1969. The church square is a beautiful balcony, from which the view ranges from Castel Romano to Nozzolo, from Praso to Daone to Dosso dei Morti, from Pieve di Bono to the entire valley to the south.

Environment and nature


Leaving Prezzo behind and continuing on the road that twists and turns up through woods and open meadows, you reach Boniprati. The sequence of the wood and of the scattered clearings of barns is really perfect. In summer, it’s mainly a relaxing holiday resort for villagers, and in winter it turns into a small paradise for ski-mountaineering. Mountain huts Malga Campello, Malga Table, Malga Clevet, Clef, Cleabà, Malga and Cima Pissola... These names are well-known to ski-mountaineering lovers. Cima Remà, for its part, offers experts a rare natural landscape, thanks to the endemic species that grow there.


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COLOGNA

Its inhabitants have a particular nickname that originates from local history: “sbrinze” (from the Trentino word “sbrinzar” which means to spray, tear to shreds), with reference to the frequent bouts of diarrhoea which they seem to have been subject to. The cause of which can probably be traced to an unclean water source, from where they got their supplies.

History and culture


The small hamlet of Cologna boasts various beauty spots surrounded by nature such as the Church of San Martino, from which you can admire picturesque landscapes like Lake Idro and the Brenta Dolomites; nearby is the Passo di Giovo, which once linked Val di Ledro and Valle del Chiese.

Environment and nature


Walking the Botanical Path that leads to the walls of Castel Romano is a good opportunity to combine a pleasant walk with exploring the valley’s vegetation; all the plants and herbs that you see along the way are labelled with their original name and features. The Tourist Consortium of Valle del Chiese has its office in Cologna.


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STRADA

“Sassìgn” (assassins): this is the nickname of Strada’s inhabitants; probably due to the murder of Don Domenico Baldracchi, the parish priest of Creto, which was carried out one gloomy night in 1646 by an unknown person. 

Its inhabitants were mainly craftsmen and farmers, even if today, unfortunately, these trades have practically disappeared. Nowadays there are very few inhabitants in Strada, even though the Strada Culture Association puts on some events that fill the village with joy and people of all ages, such as the Festival of Carmine and Christmas in Strada.

History and culture


Strada was a village that was brought to life by its inhabitants, full of craftsmen, farmers and old people who had wise discussions with children. In early morning women ran to Mass, farmers watered their livestock, brought milk to the dairy and carted manure across the bridge, where, as per the ancient custom, everyone had a small community area (la poza) to leave it. Associations were important to the villagers; the church choir dates back to ‘800 and annual outings that were organised.


Environment and nature


From the hamlet of Strada you can follow various pleasant routes: the “Chestnut Trail”, that runs towards the hamlet of Agrone in the direction of Fort Cariola; the “Old Road to Por” and the “Frugone Road”, that goes towards the small town of Frugone, crossing the countryside on the ancient imperial road (used by the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire to travel to Rome).


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POR

Its inhabitants are known as “Malmadùr” (immature) since the sun only shines on this small hamlet late in the day and this aspect – or, the lack of sunlight – interferes with the “maturation” and the personal growth of its inhabitants.

History and culture


The beautiful Castel Romano of Countess Dina Lodron dominates the entire valley uncontested.

Environment and nature


As well as having a beautiful view, Por is renowned for its production of honey and organic foods; the producers include Romeo Festi, bio-beekeeper, or l’Agritur La Meta, whose products range from cheeses to sweet foods such as puddings and yoghurts.


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