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CAPOVALLE: TRA I MONTI DEL LAGO D'IDRO SCOPRENDO I REPERTI BELLICI DELLE DUE GUERRE MONDIALICAPOVALLE: IN THE MOUNTAINS OF LAKE OF IDRO DISCOVERING RELICS FROM THE TWO WORLD WARS - Vivi la Valle Sabbia

CAPOVALLE: IN THE MOUNTAINS OF LAKE OF IDRO DISCOVERING RELICS FROM THE TWO WORLD WARS

Interesting features

• discover relics from the two World Wars
• walk in a peaceful natural environment
• enjoy beautiful landscapes
• taste a delicious dish of ‘meat on the spit’ and polenta

Mode of Travel: on foot or by bike
Difficulty: Easy Journey
time: on foot 3 hours, by bike 1h 30 minutes
Difference in elevation: significant
Recommended Period: from April to October

How to get there :

From the A4 motorway (Milan-Venice) take the ‘Brescia Est’ exit. Continue along the SS45bis towards Madonna di Campiglio. After reaching Idro, follow the signs to ‘Capovalle’ (around 10 km), and once in the town follow the signs for the ‘Museo Reperti Bellici’ and the ‘Municipio’. There is a large car park nearby with a drinking fountain.

The route

6 - il verde di Capovalle (fonte E.Silvestri)Discover Capovalle, a tranquil municipality nestled in the mountains of Upper Garda. The route is mostly on bridle ways and, in the final part, on a path. The starting point is the Museo Reperti Bellici (Museum of War Relics, not far from the car park) where we can find interesting information about of the Great War. From here, after visiting the museum and the nearby church (opening hours available on the Town Hall website), we follow directions to ‘Monte Stino’. We continue along the side of the mountain on a narrow surfaced road, the first stretch of which is long and steep. As we climb, we can admire the whole valley below as well as the mountains of Upper Garda. 5 - Panorma sul lago dal monte Stino We keep following this road through to the small Church ‘degli Alpini’, standing on an extensive plateau. At the bottom of the square, we follow signs to ‘Appostamenti artiglierie trincee e gallerie’ (Artillery emplacements, trenches and tunnels), thus joining an unpaved road which crosses the large plateau. Along the route, we turn right at a crossroads, and explore the remains of a kitchen camp, where the Capovalle women used to cook for the troops. Once back on the main road, we continue for three hundred metres. We arrive at two tunnel-trenches containing war relics. On the side of the second tunnel, a few steps lead up to the lookout point. From up there we can enjoy an enchanting view of Lake Idro, Rocca d’Anfo and the Adamello chain. The return journey follows the same route.

Walks and bike rides in Capovalle

The Capovalle territory is also an extensive area of trails for hikers and cyclists which are mostly signposted. Visitors here are ensured peaceful environment. We recommend that you get the trail map from the Capovalle Town Hall or other shops in the town in advance.

Opening times and contact details

• Museo Reperti Bellici (Museum of War Relics), via XXIV Maggio, 9. museo@comune.capovalle.bs.it For museum opening days and times (a calendar is drawn up every year with different Sunday opening times). For further information or to request a private opening of the museum (to be agreed upon in advance) tel. (+39) 3383057189

• Municipality of Capovalle – Piazza Marconi, 1 tel. (+39) 0365750021. Open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday 8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

www.comune.capovalle.bs.it; info@comune.capovalle.bs.it

Find out more

The following publication is available at the Museum: • Denis Graziotti, Elena Silvestri: 100 anni della nostra storia (100 years of our history), € 10.