Irone - the phantom village

Iron is a Medieval village that was completely decimated by the plague in 1630.

Mysterious places to visit in Autumn in Trentino

Near Ragoli stands a small Medieval village in perfect condition, which has been abandoned for years now. It is called Iron, the phantom village of the 1630 plague, the one described by Manzoni in his Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed). The small church, isolated from the village and perched on a panoramic high-altitude location, is also of Medieval origin - traces of Gothic frescoes have been found underneath the plaster. It is dedicated to San Giacomo and in 1657 was assigned by Bishop Madruzzo to the Stefani family of Tione, who had a residence there. Their crest depicted a heron, hence the name "iron".
The village, which gets populated in the summertime, still features, in the way its houses are clustered, the typical Medieval Alpine village pattern, and still boasts the ancient well, which used to serve the entire small community. The town is the venue of numerous events organized especially during summer months, with the intent to promote local traditions and popular culture.

 



You may also like ...

18 results
Museo etnografico del nonno Gustavo

Museo Etnografico del Nonno Gustavo

An ancient hayloft featuring more than 300 years of valley history.

Sentiero etnografico Rio Caino

Rio Caino in the Chiese Eco-museum features a world of science,...

Percorso della trementina - The Path of Turpentine

The Path of Turpentine in Val di Sole has been designed to keep alive...

Miniera Grua

Miniera - Museo Grua va Hardömbl

Bringing back the mine's original atmosphere.

Maso Curio Cà da Mont

Maso Curio "Ca da mont"

Casa Curio Cà da Mont is the most interesting colonial house...

Ecomuseo della Val di Peio

Ecomuseo del Vanoi

Museo del Molino Ruatti

This eighteenth-century watermill, now a museum, is one of the few...

Maso Spilzi

Maso Spilzi, a unique example of an alpine settlement in Folgaria

Banco della Ragione

Banco della Ragione

The Bar of Reason: venue where the community used to discuss and...

Der Filzerhof

Filzerhof e mulino De Mil

Discover the daily life of the ancient Mòcheno community in...

The Haus von Prükk

The Haus von Prükk in Lucerna provides a glimpse into the...

Calceranica Mining Park

Today the old mine is a park open to visits

Val di Cembra - Roccolo del Sauch - Foliage

Roccolo del Sauch

Roccolo del Sauch is a marvellous tree sculpture currently used for...

Casa degli Artisti

Casa degli Artisti

The Casa degli Artisti turn Tenno into an appealing residence for...

foletto.JPG

Museo del Laboratorio Farmaceutico Foletto - Pieve

Museo etnografico del nonno Gustavo

Museo Etnografico del Nonno Gustavo

An ancient hayloft featuring more than 300 years of valley history.

Read more ...

Sentiero etnografico Rio Caino

Rio Caino in the Chiese Eco-museum features a world of science, history and magic.

Read more ...

Percorso della trementina - The Path of Turpentine

The Path of Turpentine in Val di Sole has been designed to keep alive the memory of the ancient practice of collecting resin from larch trees to...

Read more ...
Miniera Grua

Miniera - Museo Grua va Hardömbl

Bringing back the mine's original atmosphere.

Read more ...
Maso Curio Cà da Mont

Maso Curio "Ca da mont"

Casa Curio Cà da Mont is the most interesting colonial house in Val Rendena.

Read more ...

Ecomuseo della Val di Peio

Read more ...

Ecomuseo del Vanoi

Read more ...

Museo del Molino Ruatti

This eighteenth-century watermill, now a museum, is one of the few examples still in working condition.

Read more ...

Maso Spilzi

Maso Spilzi, a unique example of an alpine settlement in Folgaria

Read more ...
Banco della Ragione

Banco della Ragione

The Bar of Reason: venue where the community used to discuss and witch trials to be held.

Read more ...
Der Filzerhof

Filzerhof e mulino De Mil

Discover the daily life of the ancient Mòcheno community in Maso Filerhof farm-house and De Mil mill.

Read more ...

The Haus von Prükk

The Haus von Prükk in Lucerna provides a glimpse into the traditional life of the local community.  

Read more ...

Calceranica Mining Park

Today the old mine is a park open to visits

Read more ...
Val di Cembra - Roccolo del Sauch - Foliage

Roccolo del Sauch

Roccolo del Sauch is a marvellous tree sculpture currently used for bird-watching

Read more ...
Casa degli Artisti

Casa degli Artisti

The Casa degli Artisti turn Tenno into an appealing residence for both Italian and foreign artists.

Read more ...
foletto.JPG

Museo del Laboratorio Farmaceutico Foletto - Pieve

Read more ...

Ecomuseums

0 results

Ecomuseums

0 results

Ecomuseums

0 results

Ecomuseums

0 results

Ecomuseums