The medieval village of Canale is counted among the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”. It is a concentrated mixture of history, art and tradition, preserved virtually intact to the present day. Its solid stone houses, vaulted archways, underpasses, narrow laneways and wooden balconies are the perfect illustration of the rural architecture of the area. Here you will find the "Casa degli Artisti": opened in the 1960s, it offers hospitality to artists in search of inspiration, who in return, donated one of their works. Today, the Casa hosts exhibitions, workshop and all manner of activities open to the public.
Rest stopsCanale di Tenno medieval village
The Hidden Treasures itineraries were designed in order to give visitors a chance to get to know places in Garda Trentino that are off the beaten track. For this reason, the signposting is not always in the same style and sometimes missing altogether. We therefore recommend you to take a good map with you on these excursions. And then bear in mind your general reference points: Lake Garda = South, Monte Stivo = East, Rocchetta = West, Arco Castle = North.
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
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.
Tips and hints
- There are two events organised in Canale every year which are a must for anyone in the area. In mid-August, there is the “Rustico Medioevo” festival: one of the top medieval-themed events in Trentino, for an entire week, the streets of the village are filled with performances, local food and wine, and medieval music. In winter, Canale hosts the traditional Christmas Market. Here the stalls are set up in the old stables and cellars of the traditional stone houses and sell only typical Trento produce and handicrafts. For further information: www.gardatrenino.it/events
- For more information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 - www.gardatrentino.it
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
ParkingFree parking spaces can be found near Canale
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentThis 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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