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A rustic village with a unique character

With its rustic stone walls, ancient wooden balconies and barns, not to mention the large fountain at its heart, the village of Rango is a miniature open-air museum that should feature on every holiday to-do list.

Situated on what was, for the ancients, the main road between Lake Garda and the Val di Sole, Rango is both well preserved and lovingly maintained. It is no coincidence that it has been named as one of the “Borghi più Belli d’Italia”, Italy’s most beautiful villages. This extraordinary hamlet can be reached via a wide stone staircase that lends the centre a touch of Venetian elegance. The narrow streets with their bridges connecting the houses are an invitation to pause and absorb the picturesque character of this unspoiled rural settlement.

Once a year, however, things get a little livelier in Rango. The Advent period sees the quaint cellar vaults transformed into colourful market stalls where visitors can admire handicrafts and enjoy a selection of local delicacies. Other attractions include the school museum in the centre of Borgo di Rango, walks through the surrounding fields or under the walnut trees from which the famous Bleggio walnut is harvested – or, for the more adventurous, a short bike ride up to the Duron Pass, where traffic is a rarity.