Multifaceted, that’s Valdidentro. From the Cancano lakes to the Bagni Nuovi and Bagni Vecchi thermal spas; the dog sledding track to the Fraele Towers. There’s so much to see and do here
Cima Piazzi, with its glacier and year round snow; the medieval Fraele Towers; the thermal waters of the Bagni Nuovi and Bagni Vecchi; the splendid Church of St. Martin and St. Urban in Pedenosso: All this is Validentro, and much more.
Here, nature really gives its all. The lakes at Cancano, with their two dams, are spectacular, you can walk or cycle around them. The road to reach them is known as the ‘mini Stelvio’ thanks to its many bends; it even featured in the Giro d’Italia. Val Viola is an enchanting valley to explore, be it on foot or by bike in the summertime or with snowshoes in winter. And then there’s Val Lia, Val Verva...in short there’s something for everyone.
Winter is all about skiing, be it cross-country on the Viola trail, or the 25kms of slopes in a ski area suitable for all the family that links Cima Piazzi to San Colombano Valdisotto.
And then there are the other activities that you can only find in Validentro: At Arnoga you can drive your own husky-drawn sled in winter, or go husky trekking in the summer. At Isolaccia the biathlon centre is a popular attraction, especially for professional athletes. For kids, fun is guaranteed in summer and winter on the family bob, a bobsled on rails through the forest.
The historical and cultural heritage of Valdidentro is remarkable, with churches, chapels and mountain huts scattered across the entire area. There is even a cultural centre in the form of the Ferriera Corneliani, that hosts exhibitions and conferences as well as being an excellent example of 19th century industrial architecture.