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Hidden Treasures: From the church of San Lorenzo to Bussè hill
Tenno, Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
3
Distance in km
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An easy walk that connects two viewpoints near Tenno: the Grom hill in the village of Frapporta and the educational nature path on the Bussè hill.

 

Tenno castle overlooks the Alto Garda area at the northern end of the lake. The medieval village of Frapporta sprang up around its walls and still retains its original layout today. Here you will also find the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo with the oldest frescos in Trentino. A short distance away, on the more gradual slope of the valley, the inhabitants of Tenno have left their mark over the centuries, modelling the hillside with drystone walls supporting the terraces where grapevines and olives are grown.

From here there is an unparalleled view over Lake Garda and the “busa”, as the flat land around the lake is called in local dialect. This itinerary joins up all these elements which are parts of a harmonious whole. And it is thanks to this very equilibrium between nature and human intervention that the Tenno area has been recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Further information and useful links
  • The little church of San Lorenzo is open to the public at weekends in July and August. For further information and opening hours: www.gardatrentino.it
  • For more information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 - www.gardatrentino.it
Route info
Easy
Distance
3,0 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
Ascent
117 m
Descent
117 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
470 m
Lowest point
361 m
Suggestions
Don't forget your camera: the viewpoints on the Grom and bussé offer truly unforgettable views!
Safety guidelines

The Hidden Treasures itineraries were designed in order to give visitors a chance to get to know places in Garda Trentino that are off the beaten track. For this reason, the signposting is not always in the same style and sometimes missing altogether. We therefore recommend you to take a good map with you on these excursions. And then bear in mind your general reference points: Lake Garda = South, Monte Stivo = East, Rocchetta = West, Arco Castle = North.

The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Car park (Fire Station) - Tenno
Directions

Start from the parking lot in Via dei Laghi and walk downhill to the castle and then the portal leading into the village of Frapporta. Keep to the right at the first crossroads to reach the church of S. Lorenzo (VIII-XI century). From the fountain before the church, go up the path that leads to the panoramic point on the Grom hill. Keep going straight to return to the castle and cross the state road at the nearby pedestrian crossings. Follow the signs „Percorso Ambientale Bussè“ and take Via Brocchetti and Via Dante until you reach the parking of the Town Hall. Take the unpaved road up the Bussè hill, keeping left at the various intersections. At the end, go down the narrow path that leads to Fontanelle. Upon reaching the Strada di Pil, turn right and continue along Via dei Laghi to return to the parking lot.

public transportation

Tenno is connected to Riva del Garda and Ponte Arche by an infrequent daily bus. Info and timetables: www.gardatrentino.it

In the summer season you can also use the BiciBus service from and to Riva and Torbole (booking is advised at the Garda Trentino Tourist Offices – info and timetables: www.gardatrentino.it).

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it

Where to park
Free car park at the Fire Station (via dei Laghi)
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
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