Pinacoteca Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme
A journey into the oldest community institution of Trentino.
Original documents and age-old copies of the first bylaws and regulations governing the valley bear witness to the daily life and tools of another age. This is how the journey into the history of the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme Museum and Picture Gallery begins. Here, visitors can admire numerous canvases of what was probably Trentino's only school in terms of art - the Fiemme School. The museum in Cavalese also hosts the Privilegio Enriciano parchment, in which Bishop Enrico III confirmed the rights and autonomy of the Comunità. The coat of arms of the Comunità - featuring six white bands covered by a cross - was granted by Bishop Lodovico Madruzzo in 1588, and is clearly visible on the frescoed façade of the building.
Located on the second floor of the Palazzo Storico della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, the picture gallery is housed in the Bishop's apartments, whose rooms are decorated with prized frescoes and wooden ceilings. Still nowadays, the Magnifica Comunità is entrusted with the wise management of all communal land properties, including mountains, meadows and forests, as well as with the planning of timber-cutting, any reforesting interventions, and looking after the state of forest roads.