pieve di Tremosine
Points of interest
The ancient paving and the blackened stones of the side walls tell the tale of men and their barters, of the literally back-breaking transport of goods. Once at the top, the terrace that was reached by the cableway only in the late 19th century reconciles one with the surrounding haven. Up and down, down and up, first to reach the port almost hidden at the feet of the little valley and then on to the cotton factory in Campione, that provided a job for hundreds of workers. Up and down also to reach the mountain areas, to cut grass for the animals, to gather wood for the fireplace and for the “calchéra” and the “poiàt”. Not to mention for hunting, for reaching the stalls, the inn, etc.
Pieve still experiences this dimension set between lake and sky, while Mount Baldo, the majestic mountain standing on the opposite shore (province of Verona), keeps faithful and silent watch. At dusk, when the plain beyond turns fire red, the cluster of houses around the Castèl and the church welcomes you to its narrow and protective lanes.
Patronal feast: 24 June
Check out the charming scala tonda and the ancient church of San Giovanni Battista.
What makes Pieve unique are the breathtaking views overlooking the lake, also known as the terraces of the thrill.
These are the most spectacular viewpoints:
– Piazza Arturo Cozzaglio
– Vicolo Scaletta
– the churchyard
Private – Open to the public at set times.
– Terrace at Hotel Miralago also in Piazza A.Cozzaglio
– Terrace at Hotel Paradiso Viale Europa (300m from the old center)