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Located at the foot of the Pale di San Martino, Mezzano is characterized by the famous "Cataste & Canzei", a permanent exhibition that embellishes the village with beautiful wooden architecture. Characterized by small alleys, fountains and traditional wooden and stone houses, Mezzano is an ideal destination for a romantic trip.
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A look at Mezzano
A look at Mezzano

About the village

Mezzano (Međàn, in the local dialect) is located in the Primiero Valley, between the villages of Imer and Fiera di Primiero. The origins of its name are still debated, but the more logic hypotesis is that it comes from latin medianum, due to its central position between the two neaby villages Imèr (from imus, lower) and Siror (superior, higher). The archaeological ruins demonstrate the human presence from the Mesolithic, even if only seasonal and at high altitudes. It is however only after the year 1000 that the first news about the town and the valley appear, which was already well organized from an administrative point of view: Mezzano represented one of the four columelli that composed the Primiero community. In the square dedicated to Bishop Rodolfo Orler rises the church of the patron saint San Giorgio. The square in front of the fountain is flanked by the Orler House. Numerous are the characteristic houses of the traditional Primiero building technique: the Usseri House, probably built by a rich man coming from Hungary, who possessed all the lands of the place; the Canton Grison, with the Tabernacle of San Giorgio; the Cosnèr House, with a fountain inside the stone; finally Lotti and Brusade houses. Near the town hall there is the Cunico House, an elegant baroque palace. In 2010 a permanent exhibition was created, entitled "Stacks & Canzei". The show takes over the ancient custom, still practiced today, of stacking the wood under the house, to dry it, and to be ready to burn during the winter. From here many artworks were born, always using stacked firewood, made by local artists. Every year the show is renewed with the addition of a new stack, situated in characteristic points of the village. In the surroundings of Mezzano you can discover other suggestive places, as the Meadows of San Giovanni, an alpine area very popular in the summer, rich of masi (alpine stables) and wells for the collection of rainwater. Here there is the Church of San Giovanni. The old road that connects Mezzano to San Giovanni is very picturesque, as well as the Molarén's road, which passes through the Tabernacle of Santa Fosca and the stala granda (large stable): a majestic local maso.

Village of Mezzano
Municipality of Mezzano
Province of Trento
Trentino-Alto Adige region

Population: 1,615 
Altitude Center: 640 m s.l.m.

The Municipality City is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città e siti patrimonio mondiale Unesco
Comunità Montana Primiero

Protected natural areas:
Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino

UNESCO site: Le Dolomiti

Municipality
 Via Roma 87 - phone +39 0439-67019

ON THE TRAIN

  • Feltre station
  • Borgo Valsugana station

BY PLANE

  • Treviso airport
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport

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Events

thursday
6
august, 2020

'What can never die'

saturday
22
august, 2020

Venice Quartet

saturday
5
september, 2020

Hèsperos Piano Trio

thursday
22
april, 2021

San Giorgio

sunday
18
july, 2021

Festival of the Carmens

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It is an ancient tradition, that of strangolapreti alla trentina, which dates back to the time of the Council of Trent. Centuries later, the strangolapreti are still in vogue on the tables of the region: an icon of taste, created once with what available in the kitchen, which has now become a prime delicacy. Tasty dumplings of bread and spinach that you can prepare in advance and store in the refrigerator, ideal during the summer to always have a ready dish - to cook, of course - and delicious. If desired, the strangolapreti can also be f...
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The Krampus are goat men with long pointed horns. Their skin is covered with a thick sheep fur, the face is hidden behind a terrifying wooden mask and dressed in dirty and untidy rags. Their arrival is announced by violent cowbells, sinister grins and chilling screams. Krampus roam the streets with whips and chains. Their mission is to unleash their anger against whoever they encounter on their way but above all they are looking for children who have been bad during the year, to punish them.
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