CHURCHES, TRENCHES AND RESISTANCE IN THE VALLEYS
TWO DAYS INTO THE HEART OF VAL SABBIA
CHURCHES, TRENCHES AND RESISTANCE IN THE VALLEYS - 2 DAYS INTO THE HEART OF VAL SABBIA
A succession of woods and rocks that change colour with the changing seasons, streams and waterfalls that seem to belong to a painting: welcome to Sabbia Valley.
The Chiese river, emissary of Lake Idro, crosses the valley and its glacial basin is the ideal destination for sports fans.
The towns in the valley conceal hidden treasures and stories of great historical interest.
The valley has always been known for its carving craftsmanship, passed down from father to son, and particularly visible on the altars and confessionals of the many famous churches, in particular the exemplary testimonies of the Boscaì family of Levrange.
Not only carving, art and history, but also food and wine - the Bagoss cheese from Bagolino is famous and the area offers superb cuisine that combines the strong flavours of the mountain like mushrooms and game with the delicate flavours of lake perch and trout typically found in streams.
Knowing the valley allows you to find small agri-food producers who, attentive to the passing of the seasons, cultivate the land and raise animals to obtain jams, honey and genuine Formaggella cheeses prepared with love, following the tradition handed down in the family.
In addition to the towns near the Lake the Pertiche area, in the shadow of Corna Blacca, is a place where tradition and modernity redesign new equilibriums and nature imposes respectful tourist development reserved for the few where one can appreciate art, discover the local culture and local flavours.
The area of the Sabbia Valley is a destination of choice for fans of hiking due to the many trails, such as the famous smuggler's trail, named after said activities that once took place between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire; mainly concentrated in smuggling sugar and tobacco from Austria to Italy. The hospitality in small villages is genuine and sincere; in small hotels, restaurants and lodges smiles and cheerfulness are the common denominator of a tourist destination yet to be discovered, but strongly devoted to niche tourism for travellers who want to discover lands where nature is preserved from modernity and where the passing of time is slow and relaxed.
The mountains surrounding the town of Capovalle have been a theatre of war and on Mount Stino, located between the towns of Capovalle and Valvestino, you can still see the trenches.
In Pertica Bassa , visit to the museum of the Resistance : memorabilia , photographs and paintings , a quiet path in the pain of a land where the testimony of the first and second world war have left deep wounds.
Continue to the Church of St. Andrew of Barbaine , the shrine is a place of peace and tranquility surrounded by beautiful green spaces! After the pic-nic lunch transfert to Capovalle.
Mount Stino route
A walk up to Bocca Cocca 1328 m above sea level (and possibly the Bezplel pass 1440 m above sea level), Mount Stino 1466 m above sea level - Tunnels and Trenches
about 4-5 hours - we recommend taking a packed lunches
A few kilometers from the town lies the beautiful Sanctuary of Rio Secco. Behind the building of this sanctuary is the story of a curious legend ... to be discovered!
You will continue, reaching the Lodge ... which has always been the ideal place to enjoy excellent cuisine!
Val Sabbia - Pertiche Basse - Capovalle
Duration: 2 days
Price: Price from € 98 per person
The package includes: fentrance fees for museums, picnic basket, overnight stay, lunch for the "comfort" package
- a whole day in the company of a qualified professional to discover the hidden trenches;
- a boxed set of typical products from the Sabbia Valley to enjoy at home.
€ 90 per person
from april to october
Info and booking:
mobile - +39 338 9013003