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Dro and Drena
Nature and culture

THE HISTORIC FACES OF DRO AND DRENA

A blend of nature, history and culture

One of the oldest municipalities in the Sarca Valley, Dro, lies between the three enchanting lakes of the Garda Trentino region – Lake Garda, Lake Cavedine and Lake Toblino. Slightly higher is Drena, a mountain village of prehistoric origin, shaped by Roman and Medieval influences.

Architectural and cultural attractions, such as historic gates carved of stone, towers, arches and curious, winding alleyways all bear witness to the ancient origins of these two villages. Of particular interest are Castel Drena with its crenellated tower, standing on a hill, the former church of the Saints Sisinios, Martirio and Alexander, the Guaita Tower in the hamlet of Pietramurata, the Roman bridge of Ceniga or the Church of Sant’Abbondio. This is where, each year, the inhabitants of the village solemnly renew the vow made in 1630 in gratitude for their escape from the deathly embrace of the plague.

Around Dro, conversely, extend vineyards and the green orchards that produce the susine plums of Dro, a fruity delicacy with protected geographical origin, as well as the Vino Santo Trentino DOC with its fragrant character.

Dro also has an artistic heritage: the historic hydropower station of Fies, dating from 1911 and built in Habsburg style, is now a centre for the acquisition and production of contemporary art.

Dro is thus a regular destination for those attracted by its fascinatingly perfect blend of nature, history and culture. Despite the small area that they occupy, Drena and Dro can boast numerous historic and natural attractions, one example being the so-called “marocche”, rock layers created by landslides during the last Ice Age. The barren landscape is reminiscent of the moon; a large network of paths lets you explore the past, including the traces of two different dinosaur species – one a plant-eater, the other a carnivore, both over six metres long.

For a full taste of the area, don’t miss the “marroni di Drena”. These famous chestnuts come from 1000-year-old trees in the woods around the village.

Nearby too is the village of Braila, a tiny cultural attraction with just ten inhabitants living in its fascinating terraced stone houses.

For active visitors, however, a special highlight is the “Rio Sallagoni”, the via ferrata to Drena Castle. The route runs up a gorge to the castle, crossing overhanging sections that offer breathtaking views of the valley below, with a Tibetan bridge that passes by a lovely waterfall.

Both Dro and Drena are packed full of stories and histories, so don’t forget your camera!

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MAROCCHE NATURE RESERVE
A sensation of entering in a lunar landscape

A peculiar landscape, an imposing mass of rocky material, with blocks of huge dimensions. The Marocche were formed by landslides, precipitated from Mount Brento and from Mount Casale ( right side of the valley) and by landslides on the left side. The causes of the landslides are connected to the phenomenal of the Quaternary glacial period.

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Tours
 
Arco, Comano, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 74,7 km
Activity time 6 h 30 min
Height difference 1.415 m
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 7,8 km
Activity time 2 h 00 min
Height difference 39 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda
Distance 30,3 km
Activity time 3 h 17 min
Height difference 250 m
Riva del Garda, Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 54,0 km
Activity time 5 h 00 min
Height difference 1.302 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 9,7 km
Activity time 2 h 35 min
Height difference 77 m
Arco, Ledro, Comano, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 217,6 km
Activity time 39 h 30 min
Height difference 1.644 m
Status
closed
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 19,7 km
Activity time 8 h 20 min
Height difference 713 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 4,6 km
Activity time 1 h 35 min
Height difference 215 m
Arco, Comano, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 88,8 km
Activity time 8 h 00 min
Height difference 1.419 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena, Arco, Riva del Garda
Distance 99,5 km
Activity time 6 h 00 min
Height difference 1.586 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 9,9 km
Activity time 4 h 00 min
Height difference 339 m
Valle dei Laghi, Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 38,3 km
Activity time 2 h 55 min
Height difference 190 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 11,5 km
Activity time 4 h 41 min
Height difference 475 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 2,3 km
Activity time 2 h 00 min
Height difference 186 m
Status
open
Dro & Drena
Distance 4,9 km
Activity time 1 h 20 min
Height difference 63 m
Arco, Ledro, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 92,2 km
Activity time 47 h 00 min
Height difference 1.966 m
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 19,5 km
Activity time 1 h 30 min
Height difference 98 m
Riva del Garda, Valle dei Laghi, Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 40,0 km
Activity time 2 h 20 min
Height difference 209 m
Arco, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 36,7 km
Activity time 2 h 50 min
Height difference 194 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 9,5 km
Activity time 50 min
Height difference 17 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 7,6 km
Activity time 4 h 00 min
Height difference 423 m
Tenno, Arco, Dro & Drena, Comano
Distance 34,1 km
Activity time 6 h 25 min
Height difference 1.038 m
Comano, Tenno, Riva del Garda, Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 81,1 km
Activity time 13 h 35 min
Height difference 1.417 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 12,4 km
Activity time 1 h 35 min
Height difference 245 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 28,9 km
Activity time 3 h 20 min
Height difference 207 m
Arco, Comano, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 58,1 km
Activity time 9 h 53 min
Height difference 1.387 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Tenno
Distance 32,7 km
Activity time 5 h 55 min
Height difference 1.073 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 27,4 km
Activity time 3 h 10 min
Height difference 192 m
Arco, Comano, Dro & Drena
Distance 11,1 km
Activity time 3 h 08 min
Height difference 470 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 61,2 km
Activity time 8 h 50 min
Height difference 356 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 12,8 km
Activity time 4 h 30 min
Height difference 127 m
Arco, Comano, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno, Valle dei Laghi
Distance 87,6 km
Activity time 5 h 00 min
Height difference 953 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 7,2 km
Activity time 45 min
Height difference 299 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 13,8 km
Activity time 1 h 45 min
Height difference 345 m
Dro & Drena, Comano
Distance 22,1 km
Activity time 4 h 15 min
Height difference 1.013 m
Arco, Comano, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 53,6 km
Activity time 8 h 03 min
Height difference 1.034 m
Dro & Drena, Valle dei Laghi, Arco
Distance 48,7 km
Activity time 3 h 05 min
Height difference 500 m
Comano, Tenno, Riva del Garda, Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 58,3 km
Activity time 9 h 50 min
Height difference 1.085 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 8,6 km
Activity time 45 min
Height difference 124 m
Arco, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 28,3 km
Activity time 2 h 10 min
Height difference 212 m
Dro & Drena, Arco, Tenno, Comano
Distance 43,1 km
Activity time 5 h 00 min
Height difference 1.221 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 8,8 km
Activity time 54 min
Height difference 57 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Tenno
Distance 32,0 km
Activity time 6 h 05 min
Height difference 1.074 m
Valle dei Laghi, Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 64,8 km
Activity time 4 h 30 min
Height difference 482 m
Arco, Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 65,3 km
Activity time 5 h 05 min
Height difference 214 m
Dro & Drena, Comano, Valle dei Laghi
Distance 13,9 km
Activity time 8 h 00 min
Height difference 1.378 m
Status
closed
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 22,9 km
Activity time 3 h 15 min
Height difference 452 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 71,5 km
Activity time 31 h 45 min
Height difference 1.033 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 39,6 km
Activity time 3 h 30 min
Height difference 1.088 m
Dro & Drena, Arco, Tenno
Distance 20,0 km
Activity time 7 h 43 min
Height difference 1.239 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Distance 44,8 km
Activity time 7 h 55 min
Height difference 1.088 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena, Arco, Riva del Garda
Distance 102,7 km
Activity time 7 h 00 min
Height difference 1.497 m
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
Distance 39,1 km
Activity time 5 h 00 min
Height difference 376 m
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 16,3 km
Activity time 7 h 50 min
Height difference 1.908 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 9,6 km
Activity time 1 h 05 min
Height difference 48 m
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 11,5 km
Activity time 4 h 30 min
Height difference 417 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 19,4 km
Activity time 1 h 30 min
Height difference 98 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 16,5 km
Activity time 2 h 34 min
Height difference 347 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 3,5 km
Activity time 55 min
Height difference 16 m
Dro & Drena, Arco
Distance 42,6 km
Activity time 7 h 10 min
Height difference 1.448 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Tenno
Distance 12,8 km
Activity time 6 h 17 min
Height difference 995 m
Dro & Drena
Distance 6,0 km
Activity time 2 h 00 min
Height difference 117 m
Arco, Dro & Drena, Riva del Garda
Distance 32,4 km
Activity time 2 h 30 min
Height difference 1.001 m
Arco, Dro & Drena
Distance 27,3 km
Activity time 1 h 45 min
Height difference 207 m
EVENTS
 
  • 28.08 2022
  • Dro & Drena - Via Cargadori 1
  • 08:30 - 16:30