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The Valsugana

In this chapter we introduce you one of the most beautiful valleys in the Veneto region, marked by stories, legends and traditions, the Valsugana.

The Valsugana is a valley that stretches between Veneto and Trentino and is crossed by the millennial flow of the river Brenta. The first human traces are really ancient,  finds are found dating back to the fifth century BC. We experience the real development, above all, with the Roman Empire, when the first road network was built in order to connect the seaside town of Altino with the German city of Agusta.

The Valsugana

From the Middle Ages onwards, the area was dominated first by the Longobards, then by the Republic of Venice and, finally, it was disputed between the Veneto, which was already Italian territory and Trentino, which at the time was still the territory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire .

The Valsugana

The conflict over the Valsugana domination ended with the First World War, when it was decided that the town of Grigno would mark the border between Veneto and Trentino, which in the meantime had also become Italian.

The Valsugana

Geographically speaking, we can divide the Valsugana  into three zones: Alta Valsugana (High Valsugana) which extends from the municipality of Trento to Novaledo; Bassa Valsugana (Lower Valsugana), which extends from the Val di Fiemme to Fiera di Primiero and Canale di Brenta, which is the valley between the towns of Bassano del Grappa and Cismon del Grappa.

Just in the above mentioned area, until not many years ago and thanks to a particular concession of the Serenissima, tobacco was cultivated.

The Valsugana

This plant, probably imported by the monks belonging to the town of Campese in the seventeenth century AD, adapted particularly well, so that very soon many terraces were built, supported by dry walls, called Masiere, in the surrounding hills and mountains.

The Republic of Venice itself, which initially favored the development of tobacco crops, later due to the strong commercial expansion of the area, strongly limited the cultivation, sale and distribution of this plant in all the surrounding territories.

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 ◊ THE VALSUGANA ◊

The Valsugana

VILLA ANGARANO

Villa Angarano

In fact, only the lateral wings belong to the project of the famous architect, the central body, however, is the work of Baldassare Longhena, who completed...  ⇒ Continue

CAMPESE

Campese

The restrictions led to the spread of "smugglers" who, exploiting the night and the thick woods, distributed and sold tobacco in the territories...  ⇒ Continue

VALSTAGNA

Valstagna

Behind the village of Valstagna there is a special path called "Calà del Sasso" consisting of 4444 steps and a concave stone channel...  ⇒ Continue

COVOLO DI BUTISTONE

Covolo di Butistone

Until the end of the 17th century, this ancient military fortification blocked the Brenta canal between Primolano and Cismon del Grappa. The fortress remained for centuries...  ⇒ Continue

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