Dro and Drena
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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!

GARDA TRENTINO EXPERIENCE
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Horseback Riding in Valle dei Laghi
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Casa Caveau - Lake Garda
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Cooking Slow Food in the kitchen
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Cena in vigna
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Bee Keeper Experience
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NOTE DI GRAPPA - Jazz e cocktail a Santa Massenza
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Guided tour of the mushroom farm in the forest
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A Sip of Trentino Bubbles (and More!)
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A tavola con gusto tra arte e sapori
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MAROCCHE NATURE RESERVE
An excursion in a truly unique environment in another dimension of time and space

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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castel drena
Sentinel of the Valle della Sarca

Castel Drena, a symbol of the Sarca Valley with its imposing keep standing out against the wooded slopes behind it, tells a story of dominance and destruction that culminated in 1703. Today, the castle's ruins host exhibitions and events in its halls.

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Today
19/07/2024

Quite sunny with scattered clouds during the day, but a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.

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24 °C
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Wind: NO - 4 m/s
Afternoon
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33 °C
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Wind: S - 7 m/s
Evening
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28 °C
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Wind: NW - 8 m/s
Water temperature: 23 °C
Precipitation probability: 65%
Storm probability: 55%
Tomorrow
20/07/2024

Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.

Morning
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22 °C
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Wind: N - 6 m/s
Afternoon
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31 °C
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Wind: S - 7 m/s
Evening
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28 °C
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Wind: SW - 8 m/s
Precipitation probability: 35%
Storm probability: 35%
Sunday
21/07/2024

Dry and fair in the early morning, later frequent thunderstorms.

Morning
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22 °C
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Wind: NO - 4 m/s
Afternoon
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27 °C
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Wind: SW - 6 m/s
Evening
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22 °C
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Wind: NO - 7 m/s
Precipitation probability: 80%
Storm probability: 65%
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EVENTS
 
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Centrale Fies Festival
  • 19.07 - 21.07.2024
  • Dro & Drena - Località Fies 1
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Garda Jazz Festival - BandaStorta
  • 04.08 2024
  • Dro & Drena - Via Roma
  • 10:00 - 12:00
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GARDA JAZZ FESTIVAL - PERICOPES + 1
  • 06.08 2024
  • Dro & Drena - Via Cesare Battisti, 14
  • 21:00
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Chestnut Festival
  • 19.10 - 20.10.2024
  • Dro & Drena - Via Don Camillo Corradini 5
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