Trentino
 

Valdaone

The Municipality of Valdaone is the southern gateway to the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, the largest protected area in Trentino.

Valdaone (767 m above sea level) has almost 2.000 inhabitants and includes the villages of Bersone, Daone and Praso. The territory covers the entire beautiful Valle di Daone, stretching for about 30 kilometres into the Adamello mountain range and opening up onto the wild and breathtaking Val di Fumo.

Valdaone is the ideal place for nature lovers and people who enjoy active holidays. This valley is considered an open-air sports arena with over 150 wonderful waterfalls, a lush flora and fauna, mountain huts and lakes you can’t miss. 

WEB

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Discover more about Valdaone villages!

 

DAONE

Daone is a village halfway up that stands at the entrance to Val di Daone, on a topographic terrace that dominates the parish of Bono. A village with perfect town-planning, where the desire to conserve the old blends harmoniously with the new.

A small and pleasant holiday destination, it is named after the beautiful valley that descends from the eternal snows and glaciers of Adamello, a groove hollowed by the Chiese and dozens of rivers. It’s in the Municipality of Valdaone along with Bersone and Praso.

History and culture



The Daone Valley was reached in the 50’s by gold seekers: those building the dams and power plants. The dams of Malga Bissina, Malga Boazzo and Morandin were built, as well as the plant in the rock of Boazzo and the penstocks to link the dams upstream to the plants in the valley. The woods were cut down to make room for reservoirs; a symbol of that period is the “bora”, a silver fir that is 700 years old and 10 metres in circumference, now conserved in Daone’s main square.

Environment and nature

Daone is the perfect starting point for hikes in the Adamello Brenta Natural Park. Val di Daone is indeed the southern gateway to Trentino’s largest protected area, a place for intelligent tourism that’s respectfully curious of flowers and plants, birds and animals. The unspoilt, beautiful Val di Fumo is a focal point of the Park.

In Daone there is the Casa del Parco Fauna, an original multi-media natural museum where you ca discover all the nuances and forms of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 674064

WEB

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

BERSONE

Bersone can be reached by leaving the valley floor for the heights of Strada. Together with Praso and Daone, it makes up the Municipality of Valdaone.

History and culture


At Bersone town hall, some young volunteers set up the Great War Museum. Inside, in addition to hundreds of artefacts, rifles and bombs collected over the year by local enthusiasts on the mountains, you can also see the display cases of objects that the soldiers used every day: pots, stoves, dishes, etc… The museum is a way to relive the most intimate and everyday moments of a soldier fighting on the Italo-Austrian front in '15-'18.

Environment and nature


In the Bersone regions there are two mountain huts: Malga Lavanech and Malga Leno. In the first, livestock are brought out to pasture in summer and you can witness the ancient art of traditional milk processing. It’s possible to stay there, and then you can head towards the panoramic Lavanech peak, a walk of approximately 1.5 hours. It can be reached by car from Manon, by applying for a permit, or on foot from Ribor in 1.5 hours. Malga Leno can be reached by walking for 1 hour from the dam of Malga Boazzo in Val di Daone. The mountain hut, managed directly by staff of the Province, has a high-altitude botanical garden where you can see many Alpine floral species and trees. It’s easy to see the many chamois and deer who reign supreme in this region.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 674064

WEB

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

PRASO

Praso is a small village with just a few houses in typical GiUdicarie style: stone foundations, granite portals, wrought iron railings, doors with wooden superstructures and double-pitched shingle rooves. Situated on the road leading to Val Daone, it’s in a lovely location, sun-kissed for most of the day. It’s part of the Municipality of Valdaone along with Bersone and Daone.

History and culture


Praso intensely lived the events of the Great War; situated just a few km from the front line, it was destroyed by a bombing. Later rebuilt, signs of old architecture were only conserved in the upper part (the hamlet of Sevror). Just above the village, Forte Corno (Fort Corno) is one of the most significant and best-conserved military structures in Western Trentino. It has remarkable historical, as well as architectural value. The armouries have remained intact, while the kitchens still hold the large water collection tanks; you can also visit the dormitories where the soldiers slept, the mortuary, the generator room and other areas that showcase a determined military organisation.

There is also the famous Praso Wood School which offers wood carving courses, a way of reliving the experience of an ancient tradition.

Environment and nature


Praso is surrounded by woods of chestnut trees: now a place for relaxing walks, the chestnut groves were once a precious source of sustenance. Chestnuts were eaten as an alternative to polenta or other products, as well as being used to feed livestock.


TOWN HALL
Tel. +39 0465 674064

WEB
http://www.comune.valdaone.tn.it/
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