Trentino
 

Storo

The Municipality of Storo is one of the most important and populated in the Valli Giudicarie. It lies a few kilometres away from Lake Idro, where the Chiese Valley opens up. The picturesque historic centre with its narrow alleys and squares provides a wonderful step back in time. Storo is popular for its prime yellow flour, also known as “oro di Storo”, the gold of Storo. The flour is produced by the local farmers and used to make the typical dish of the Valle del Chiese: the polenta, a corn meal served in five different tasty ways.

Storo and its neighbouring villages (Lodrone, Darzo and Riccomassimo) are surrounded by beautiful mountains, which are the ideal place for long hikes and walks.

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STORO

Storo is situated at the point where Valle del Chiese widens to form a plain, before flowing into Lake Idro, in the south-western corner of Trentino. The Municipality of Storo includes the hamlets of Darzo, Lodrone and Riccomassimo.

History and culture


While on holiday in Valle del Chiese, you must visit Storo’s churches: San Floriano church, from 1199, which houses a conserved antique organ and beautiful canvases by Romanino; San Lorenzo church, from the XV century, with frescos by Baschenis, and Sant’Andrea church at the cemetery.

Darzo’s oldest sacred building is the small church of San Michele, from the XV century, while the parish church dates back to the end of the eighteenth century. And the church of Lodrone is even older, dating back to 1400.

Environment and nature


The area is surrounded by a ring of mountains, on which the inhabitants have restored old barns. Nowadays Storo is also known for its Valle del Chiese corn, whose seeds are slowly ground, preserving their nutritional value and aroma, to produce yellow flour which is used to make the authentic mountain polenta.

In Storo’s surroundings are the waterfalls Fontana Bianca and Fontana Santa. For walks in the mountains, there are panoramic paths and conifer woods of Dosso Rotondo, leading to the mountain huts of Plaz, Spina, Valdoneda and Casina Vecia, and finally to Monte Tonolo.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 681200

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www.comune.storo.tn.it

LODRONE

From approximately 1100 to 1826, Lodrone was the seat of the Countship of Lodrone (territory of the noble family of counts).

History and culture


Lodrone is the place of origin of the powerful family with the same name, the Lodron Counts, who lived in and ruled this valley for centuries. Proof of the family’s role in the country’s history still remains today; as well as the ruins of Rocca di Barbara there is Palazzo Caffaro with the adjoining small convent and Palazzo Bavaria (an ex-residence of the Counts, in 1915 it became the headquarters for the 6th division of the III corps of the Italian army). The Lodrons also owned the entire mountain area of Tonolo, but sold it to the people of Lodrone, who had established a special “purchasers’ society”. In the 80’s the Municipality of Storo purchased almost all of the shares with the aim of giving the mountain to the people of Lodrone, for public use.

Environment and nature


Walk of the Lodrons: leaving Darzo in Madonnina, it will take you half an hour to reach the ruins of the Castle of San Barbara, which dominates the village of Lodrone in the north-west of the area. From here you can descend to the village, where you can see the Lodron family’s two most beautiful homes from the outside.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 681200

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www.comune.storo.tn.it

DARZO

Darzo is a hamlet in the Municipality of Storo, located in the southern part of Valle del Chiese on a hill consisting of an alluvial fan above a small plain where the rivers Chiese and Caffaro flow into Lake Idro.

History and culture


Darzo’s historical monuments are its two churches: the eighteenth-century church dedicated to the patron San Giovanni Nepomuceno and the medieval church dedicated to San Michele.

Unmissable popular festivals include one held on the third Sunday in September in honour of the co-patron, Our Lady of Sorrows.


Environment and nature


As the mountains above Darzo were rich in barite, some mines were opened in the area, revived today by a cultural route called “the Mine Road”.
Discover more  www.minieredarzo.it

TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 681200

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www.comune.storo.tn.it


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