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The contrade of Bezzecca

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  • Bezzecca dall'alto
    / Bezzecca dall'alto
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Il colle di Santo Stefano
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / In centro a Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Il torrente Assat a Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Via Tovi a Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Via Tovi in direzione della chiesa di Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Uno scorcio del centro di Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Via Peluca in centro a Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / La chiesa di Bezzecca
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / La stradina che parte da Piazza Obbedisco
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / La biblioteca della Valle di Ledro
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Il Museo Garibaldino e della Grande Guerra
    Photo: Enrico Costanzo, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
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Bezzecca is famous for the battle which took place in 1866. It is here that Garibaldi pronounced his famous answer, Obbedisco! There’s much more to uncover in the village though!
easy
1.5 km
1:00 h
38 m
38 m

The village is divided into two contrade by the Assat torrent. On the left bank is Lutta, on the right bank Villa. Bezzecca owes its name to this peculiarity. Bis secta means ‘divided into two’ in Latin. The rivalry between the two factions plays out each year in occasion of the scontrada, a series of sport competition and games.

The two best known inhabitants of the village are without doubt Giacomo Cis and Bernardo Gilli. The Ponale road was built thanks to the backing of Giacomo Cis. Bernardo Gilli, nicknamed el popo (i.e. the child), was a true giant. He was 2.60 m tall. He toured Europe to amaze the European courts with his imposing stature. The Christmas market taking place in the alleys of Bezzecca is named after him.

For Great War enthusiasts the trenches on the Colle di Santo Stefano and Museum of Garibaldi and the Great War in the centre of the village are not to be missed.

Author’s recommendation

The Music Day (Fête de la Musique) takes place throughout Europe on 21st June, the Summer solstice. From the early afternoon to late at night the streets of the village fill up with music of all genres and origins.

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Updated: August 24, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
725 m
Lowest point
687 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, hints and links

Further information on www.vallediledro.com

Start

Bezzecca (687 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.894623, 10.719680
DMS
45°53'40.6"N 10°43'10.8"E
UTM
32T 633410 5083777
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Destination

Colle di Santo Stefano

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park cross the main road and turn into the small street opposite. Turn right into Via Santo Stefano and walk uphill. At the graveyard turn left and walk downhill. Take the stairs back to the village. From Piazza Obbedisco take Via XXI Luglio. At Piazza Concei turn left into Via Pace and left again into Via Gigante Gilli. At the post office turn left, walk by the stream and reach the church. Turn into Via Chiassi, turn left into Via Battisti and walk back to the car park.

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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 near the school.

Coordinates

DD
45.894623, 10.719680
DMS
45°53'40.6"N 10°43'10.8"E
UTM
32T 633410 5083777
w3w 
///parapet.strokes.airtime
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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
38 m
Descent
38 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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