Historical monuments

The “fingerprints” of a 1000 year-old history can be found in Roman ruins and in ancient constructions such as Vigolo Castle, which dates back to the Renaissance, as well as in baroque villas such as Villa Bortolazzi in Vattaro, patronal churches and the four towns with their stone porches and wooden balconies.

Centuries ago, Vigolo Castle had the difficult task of being a major fortress, and as such had to endure severe sieges with consequent reconstruction. The Castle stands guard over a road between Calceranica and Trento that was opened by the Romans. After many ups-and-downs and changes in ownership, the Castle was finally bought by private citizens in 1960 and fully restored.

Palazzo Bortolazzi is the most important building in Vattaro: once, it hosted the elementary school of the village, whereas in Vigolo is located Palazzo Malfatti.

Old watermills and sawmills narrate a passage of history along the Centa Stream Park, wehere the sound of the flowing water mixes with past life.

You can also delve into the history of World War I with a visit to the Forts of Fornas, located on the left side of Valsorda, and of Brusafer, its “brother” on the right side of Valsorda. They were built by the Austria-Hungarians immediately after 1866, when the followers of Garibaldi and the Piedmont regular army reached the outskirts of Trento at Valsorda. It is worth a visit Fort “delle Sette Finestre” too, the third sentinel on the Plateau. Furthermore, there are the rests of the bases of the cableways dating back to World War I. At the borders with Trento, there is the Park of Remembrance of Valsorda.