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Vigolana

Your holiday in Trentino, in the mountains of Alpe Cimbra

(700 m asl) - 45km²

Enclosed between the Vigolana and the Marzola Massifs to the southwest and the northwest, the enchanting landscape of the Vigolana Plateau is graced with broad meadows and breathtaking woods that have remained unchanged over time, thanks to the generosity of Nature. From this natural balcony, you can admire mountain panoramas, valleys and lakes.
 
The woods are populated by pine, beech, fir and laurel, and the underbrush scented with cyclamen, rhododendron, lily-of-the-valley and orchid teems with porcini mushrooms and chestnuts in the Fall.
In the
Summer, the friendliness and hospitality of the people can be felt at the many rustic celebrations, town festivals, concerts and events that are put on by volunteer organizations.In the Winter, you can walk across the snow on snowshoes as you await the arrival of Christmas, which is heralded by decorated trees, nativity scenes and charming flea markets.
The Vigolana Plateau, an island of relaxation in the heart of Trentino, is the ideal place to rejuvenate body and mind, at any time of the year.

The history

The first human settlements were made around 3500 years ago. 

The history of the Plateau reflects the history of the eastern Alpine region.
The Rhaetians were the first people to settle in the area, where they created villages of shepherds.
A host of different armies conquered the region – specifically
the Romans (who left us Via Claudia Augusta), the Barbarians, the Langobards and the Franks
The Prince-Bishops of Trento subsequently dominated the area.
The “Carta di Regola” of Vigolo dates back to 1496 and is the first example of the birth of a local community.
The Plateau also had to face the
Napoleonic invasions, which caused serious hardship.
Conditions improved after the Congress of Vienna, but an economic crisis in the second half of the 1800s forced almost a third of
the populace to leave.
The two Great World Wars also exacted their tribute of blood.
Today, the Plateau is one of the most delightful, agreeable areas to visit and live in eastern Trentino.

The mountains surrounding the Plateau protect it from cold winds, so it has a mild climate and its average altitude is 700 meters above sea level.
From 1 January 2016 the four municipalities that made up the plateau merged into each other and became one new bigger municipality: Altopiano della Vigolana.The four municipalities are now four localities – Bosentino, Centa San Nicolò, Vattaro and Vigolo Vattaro- villages that bask in the sun and enjoy a splendid panorama of the Valsugana, the Adige Valley and the Central Eastern Alps, with the Brenta Group in the foreground.
Those are little villages that have maintained unchanged their architecture and their traditions over time, mixing them with modern life thanks to their proximity to other cities, lakes and mountains of Trentino.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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