“Once upon a time there was a castle” path
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C'era una volta un castelloPhoto: Azienda per il Turismo Terme di Comano Dolomiti di Brenta, Garda Trentino
In the centre of the village of Tenno, just below the castle, you will find Borgo di Frapporta, the oldest part of the village. The point of departure of the itinerary is in front of the ogive door that allows the entrance to the burg.
The itinerary crosses Borgo di Frapporta, the oldest party of the village of Tenno, where the houses are large and made of stone, constructed one next to the other and crossed by narrow and characteristic streets. The Borgo is dominated by Tenno Castle, which dates back to 1100: it was conquered first by a number of feudal counts, then by the Bishopric of Trento. In 1700 it was badly damaged, and then a number of private individuals bought it and renovated it. After a brief stretch in Borgo di Frapporta, take the small road on the left that leads to Grom hill: from here you will enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Garda. Continue along the path, descending, and you will reach the small church of San Lorenzo: it was built in the year 1000 and contains, pictures dating back to the 13th century. The last part of the path passes in front of large terraces cultivated with olive trees.
Lungo i Sentieri per Piccoli Camminatori, camminare è come entrare nelle fiabe. Clicca qui per ascoltare "C'era una volta il castello".
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The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
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Start from Tenno, near the bulletin board “Sentieri dei Piccoli Camminatori”. Just above the burg, you will arrive at the hill of Grom, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Garda. Keep following the path and you will find the little church of S.Lorenzo, which was built in 1000 and safeguards paintings dating back to the XIII century. The last part of the itinerary flanks vast terraces where olive trees are grown. This is a ring-shaped tour, but it isn’t adequate for pushchairs.
Tenno is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).
Attention! Buses are not very frequent!
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme drive till Tenno, following the signs Fiavé/Ballino Pass.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking in the village of Tenno in Via dei Laghi, near the playground.
Book recommendation by the author
You can find the book "I sentieri dei piccoli camminatori" at the info Point in Ponte Arche.
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino TREKKING Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
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