The main road runs through all the villages of Valle di Ledro except Pré. According to tradition this is due to the stubbornness of the inhabitants of Prè, who did not want the car traffic to pass through their village.
During the summer the villagers of Prè stayed in the mountains in Leano, which in time turned into a small hamlet of 50 huts. The huts have since become small houses, where the inhabitants of Prè spend their time for leisure instead of work. In August the village comes to life during the festival of the patron saint, St Anthony.
On the road to Leano there is a calchera, which is to say a stone oven used to slowly melt limestone into lime. The forge in Prè is the last place where the craft of the ciuaröi survives. Ciuaröi were blacksmiths who used to make shoe nails (broche). Such was their importance prior to the discovery of gum, that all men who could make them were spared military service during the First World War.
Safety informationPlease 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
Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Prè. Further options
ParkingCar park in front of the church.
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