Trentino, more than just nature

Even the pile dwellings are UNESCO World Heritage sites!

A weekend full of culture and history
Valle di Ledro - Pile-Dwelling Museum

Since 2011, UNESCO has also recognised two sites in Trentino as Cultural Heritage Sites.

The "prehistoric pile-dwellings of the Alps" were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List at its June 2011 session and extend over the territories of six countries - Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia – with 111 villages considered the most interesting among the approximately 1,000 known sites.
The serial site consists of the remains of prehistoric settlements dating between 5000 and 500 B.C. These sites are located on the shores of lakes or rivers, or in peat bogs that have allowed an excellent preservation of the organic materials.
Two of these archaeological sites are located in Trentino. A short distance from Lake Garda lies the pile-dwelling site of Ledro, with its beautiful village along the shore of the Lake; in the area of Terme di Comano, instead, we find the pile-dwelling site of Fiavé, located in the middle of an important nature reserve. In Ledro, visitors are greeted by a village and a Centre managed by the MUSE of Trento, while a modern museum was opened in Fiavé.

Pile-dwelling sites - Ledro

The lives of men who lived thousands of years ago, the first inhabitants of the Alps, come back to life in the pile-dwelling sites of Ledro and Fiavé. A research centre managed by the MUSE of Trento was opened in Ledro, right on the lake, which offers many experimental activities targeted at both children and adults.

Pile-dwelling sites - Fiavé

In Fiavé, in addition to the settlement at the peat bog of Lake Carera, the Superintendence of Archaeological Assets of Trento has created a museum that is a major attraction for tourists.

Published on 06/06/2023