Trentino
 

Sella Giudicarie

The Municipality of Sella Giudicarie with its 3,000 inhabitants came into being when the communities of Bondo, Breguzzo, Lardaro and Roncone were merged. The area straddles across Sella di Bondo, the watershed between the Chiese and Sarca rivers.

Sella Giudicarie is set amidst green meadows, fields and woods and rises from the “Busa” – a basin enclosing the villages of the Giudicarie Centrali - up to Cima Cop di Breguzzo in the Adamello Mountain Group (3,001 m a.s.l), south of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. Thanks to several important archaeological findings, the human settlement in this area can now be dated back to the first Bronze Age.

Alongside the traditional rural economy, tourism has grown fast over the last few decades. The villages of the Sella Giudicarie municipality are great starting points for extremely interesting hikes in a beautiful natural environment: a special treat for wildlife and geology lovers.

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RONCONE

Roncone stands between the banks of the Adanà stream, where it comes out from the gorge of Bondone and suddenly turns to flow into the River Chiese, a few kilometres to the south.

The village still retains some of the typical characteristics of the old communities overlooking the Adanà stream: protected by walls and interspersed with squares with granite fountains, cobblestoned paths, the entrances and houses decorated with sacred frescoes. Along with Lardaro, Bondo and Breguzzo it’s part of the Municipality of Sella Giudicarie.


History and culture


The seventeenth-century church dedicated to Santo Stefano that dominates the village is a beautiful Baroque monument containing a real jewel of modern art: the organ, whose covering is beautifully decorated with impressive carvings and sculpted figures.

Environment and nature


At the foot of the village of Roncone, nestled in the valley floor, is the small lake of the same name, surrounded by a path that lets you relax while enjoying the view of the clear waters and surrounding beech wood. Around the lake there are some sports and recreation facilities such as the minigolf course, the outdoor tennis court, two playgrounds.

There are three mountain huts in the Roncone area: Malga Maggiasone, set in a beautiful landscape, Malga Giuggia, the starting point for many different hikes, and Malga Avalina, where you can still see the ancient art of traditional milk making.




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LARDARO

Lardaro is a tiny village located in the narrowest part of Valle del Chiese, the perfect starting point for hikes, mountain bike rides or for relaxing while surrounded by natural landscapes. Together with Roncone, Bondo and Breguzzo it makes up the municipality of Sella Giudicarie.

History and culture


Lardaro was once a strategic route for those wanting to enter Italy: the border with the Austro-Hungarian empire was just a few km away, and between 1860 and 1861 three forts were built-Danzolino, Revegler and Larino. Today, after much restoration work, only the latter is open for visits. If you move from Lardaro, you should visit the medieval church dedicated to the Beheading of St. Michael, rebuilt between 1739 and 1742.

Environment and nature


You can reach the forts and mountain huts on a mountain bike, following tight streets and old country lanes, along the traces of old mule tracks, enjoying many different views surrounded by unspoilt nature. 


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BONDO

Bondo is situated between the Sarca basin and the River Chiese basin in the Central Giudicarie valleys. 

Situated at 841 metres above sea level, it’s the meeting point of two beautiful valleys: Val di Breguzzo to the north-west and Val Gaverdina to the south-east. Thanks to its strategic position close to the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, it offers a wide range of hiking opportunities in both summer and winter. It’s in the Municipality of Sella Giudicarie along with Roncone, Lardaro and Breguzzo.

History and culture


Bondo’s history is typical of a mountain community, one of poor agriculture and emigration. The museum housed in Casa Bonus in the centre of the village, is dedicated to rural culture. Another testimony to Bondo’s past are the two “calchère” (lime kilns), the huts where lime was made for construction.

This area of Trentino was crossed by the front of the First World War, remembered at the Austro-Hungarian Monumental Cemetery, where the bodies of 697 soldiers fallen in these mountains lie.

Worth a visit is the medieval church of San Barnaba in Bondo, which rises up at the northern borders of the historical centre.

Environment and nature


Among the most beautiful valleys in Trentino is Val di Breguzzo, part of which belongs to the region of Bondo. It is one of the southern gateways to the Adamello Brenta Natural Park and is one of the natural jewels of Valle del Chiese.

In summer the valley is perfect for all types of excursions, while in winter it turns into a charming setting for hikes with snowshoes or skis on your feet. The most famous and spectacular peaks in the area include Carè Alto (3462 metres), Cop di Breguzzo (2997 metres), Danerba (2910 metres), Cima d´Arnò (2849 metres) and Cima Valbona (2889).

For those who wish to discover the region’s history on foot, there is the Sentiero della Pace (Peace Pathway), recently set up by the Autonomous Province of Trento, that unfolds through the mountains along the front line of the First World War.


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