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Prè and Leano – The village in Winter and the village in the Summer
Ledro
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
3:00
Duration in hours
Distance
7.5
Distance in km
Suggested period
Jan
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A walk to explore the village of Prè and its summer pasture, Leano.

The main road runs through all the villages of Valle di Ledro except Pré. According to tradition this is due to the stubbornness of the inhabitants of Prè, who did not want the car traffic to pass through their village.

During the summer the villagers of Prè stayed in the mountains in Leano, which in time turned into a small hamlet of 50 huts. The huts have since become small houses, where the inhabitants of Prè spend their time for leisure instead of work. In August the village comes to life during the festival of the patron saint, St Anthony.

On the road to Leano there is a calchera, which is to say a stone oven used to slowly melt limestone into lime. The forge in Prè is the last place where the craft of the ciuaröi survives. Ciuaröi were blacksmiths who used to make shoe nails (broche). Such was their importance prior to the discovery of gum, that all men who could make them were spared military service during the First World War.

 

Further information and useful links

Further information on www.vallediledro.com

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
7,5 km
Activity time
3 h 00 min
Ascent
626 m
Descent
626 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
977 m
Lowest point
470 m
Suggestions
From November to February the village is not reached by sunlight. To celebrate the return of the Sun, a great feast takes place each year, the Festa del Sol. The Sindaco del Sol (i.e. Mayor of the Sun) is in charge of its organisation.
Safety guidelines
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Punto di partenza
Prè
Directions
Walk down the main road in the village and turn right. Take the forestry road leading up to Leano. At the bridge take the road to the right leading to the little church of St Anthony. Continue along the dirt road. At the crossroads, instead of walking uphill to Vil, take the wood path to the left, leading back to the bridge. Return to Prè following the forestry road.
public transportation

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Prè
And back: 214 bus Prè -  Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Prè. Further options

Where to park
Car park in front of the church.
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