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Colle di Santo Stefano

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  • Into the trenches
    / Into the trenches
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  • / On the way to the War Memorial
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  • / View on Bezzecca
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  • / Bezzecca's bell-tower
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  • / Cannon
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  • / War Memorial
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  • / War Memorial
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  • / Entry into a gallery
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  • / Bezzecca's Church
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  • / View from the trench
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  • / Trench walkways of the First World War
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  • / Trench lookout posts
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  • / Trenches in the rock
    Photo: Alice Russolo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Trench walkways of the First World War
    Photo: Alice Russolo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Trench walkways of the First World War
    Photo: Alice Russolo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / The view from military memorial of Bezzecca
    Photo: Alice Russolo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / The view of Lake Ledro from military memorial of Bezzecca
    Photo: Alice Russolo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / The military memorial at Santo Stefano Church in Bezzecca
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On the traces of history… To the discovery of the war facts which have affected Valle di Ledro in the last two centuries.
easy
Distance 1.1 km
0:30 h
33 m
33 m
730 m
697 m
In the little church of Santo Stefano lies the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The white marble cross on top of the hill commemorates all the Austrian and Italian fallen during the Battle of Bezzecca, 21 July 1866. The trenches date back to the First World War, when Bezzecca was the headquarter of the Italians in Valle di Ledro.

Author’s recommendation

In the summer months the museum (Museo Garibaldino e della Grande Guerra)  in the village offers the chance to learn more about the history of Bezzecca and Valle di Ledro.
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Update: September 13, 2021
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Highest point
730 m
Lowest point
697 m
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Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

Further information on www.vallediledro.com

Start

Bezzecca (696 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.896359, 10.718217
DMS
45°53'46.9"N 10°43'05.6"E
UTM
32T 633293 5083967
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Destination

Colle di Santo Stefano

Turn-by-turn directions

From Piazza Garibaldi turn right into Via Lamarmora. On the right take the staircase which leads uphill. Reach the little church of Santo Stefano and continue to the cross on top of the hill. Return along the same way.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Bezzecca
And back: 214 bus Bezzecca -  Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

 

Getting there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Bezzecca. Further options

Parking

Car park in front of the church.

Coordinates

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45.896359, 10.718217
DMS
45°53'46.9"N 10°43'05.6"E
UTM
32T 633293 5083967
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Azienda per il Turismo della Valle di Ledro 

Valle di Ledro - Tremalzo - Lago di Garda

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Davide Regondi
August 09, 2018 · Community
Da vedere, sopratutto perché fa parte, di un pezzo, della nostra storia. In oltre, abbiamo avuto la fortuna che quel giorno, ci sia stata, una "rappresentazione" storica (o come è stata spiegata una "living history") di una battaglia, ambientata durante la prima guerra mondiale, tra Italiani e Austriaci.
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Alpini italiani
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Esercito Austriaco
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Onore ai caduti
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Esercito Austriaco
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.1 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
33 m
Highest point
730 m
Lowest point
697 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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