Educational path dedicated to the local culture of the chestnut, in the “maroneri” chestnut grove.
The Cammino dei Ricci trail is dedicated to the sweet chestnut and its precious fruit which grows so well in the Drena area. This chestnut wood with over 5000 ancient trees is one of the largest in all Trentino. The fruit are locally known as 'maroni', and are grown using natural methods and hand-picked in autumn, according to local tradition.
To round off the visit of the town we recommend a visit of the little sanctuary to Our Lady of Fatima in Via Roma and to the Castle of Drena.
Climb to the top of the tower of Drena Castle to enjoy and unforgettable view of the Marocche and Sarca Valley!
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
- Drena is a small town which grew up in the shadow of the castle which once controlled the road leading from Garda towards the Cavedine Valley. The castle was built n the remains of a fortified settlement dating back to the Bronze Age and is still dominated by the 25 metre high keep. Inside the walls, the ancient chapel of San Martino (9th century) is well worth a visit.
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Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
ParkingCar parking (free of charge) at the sports field.
Author’s map recommendations
You need to be wearing the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.
What should you take when you go on a hike?
What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):
- water canteen (1L)
- snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
- First aid kit
- windproof jacket
- change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
- make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
- sun screen
- whistle to attract attention in an emergency
- emergency telephone number: 112
Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season
The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains. When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.
And finally... ... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.