Croviana is a town in the Val di Sole, it includes the two delightful small hamlets of Carbonara and Liciasa and boasts an economy based mainly on the artisanal and agricultural sectors; tourism plays a fundamental role in Croviana’s economy, thanks to the presence of hotels, hotels and residences for tourism for both summer and winter tourism.
Croviana was, in past centuries, one of the favorite destinations of the local nobility, in fact they used to build their summer residences here. In fact, the Castello, ancient residence of the nobles Pezzen, in the immediate vicinity of the Castle you can instead observe the Church of San Giorgio, dating back to the second half of the eighteenth century, with a large fresco of the 1600s depicting San Giorgio in the act of killing the Dragon, there are also numerous ancient houses of the families nobles, with the Houses of the Angels, gods Taddei and gods Sartori, with gothic style architecture of great charm and beauty and interior walls decorated with exquisite frescoes.
The town of Croviana it is certainly famous for winter tourism, preferred by lovers of snow sports and skiing, in fact, just a few minutes away you can find very efficient lifts and slopes that will offer skiers the opportunity to try their favorite sport; but also summer is the ideal time to visit the town of Croviana, the warm season will offer the opportunity to visit the small towns, stroll through the coniferous woods, go trekking and Nordic walking among the nature trails that they will surely appreciate the beauty of nature and the environment.
What to see in Croviana
The castle was built in the 17th century and was the residence of the Pezzen family. Over the centuries the ownership of this building passed first to the Thun family and then to the Taddei de Salis family.
The palace consists of a square shaped tower, and has a beautiful Baroque style portal.
The interior cannot be visited, as it is used as a private residence.
Church of San Giorgio
The Church of San Giorgio was certainly built before the 14th century and restored towards the end of the 15th century in the Gothic style. Particularly interesting are the frescoes and works of the interior of the building, a fresco of the tympanum depicting St. George and the Castle of Caldes, a tombstone from 1551, a Baroque chapel of the Pezzen family, some fresco paintings, dating back to 1661, depicting the stories of the Madonna and musician angels, a wooden altar built in 1613, commissioned by the Pezzen, a 17th century altarpiece depicting the Madonna with Saints George and Margaret, finally a table depicting the Madonna crowned with Saints Giorgio, Margherita, Sebastiano and Rocco, dating back to 1600.
MMape – Museum of the Ape Mill
Set up inside the ancient Mill of Croviana, this museum offers the opportunity to discover the mono of bees. Managed by the l’Alveare Social Promotion Association. The museum illustrates the techniques of honey production and is supported by the Beekeepers Association of Val di Sole, Peio and Rabbi, which has more than 140 members.
Rates: adults € 5 | children and teenagers up to 14 years € 3 | Family € 10
Contacts: Via al Molin 3 – 38027 Croviana TN – 328328578 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.mmape.it
How to reach Croviana
From the north: A22 Brenner motorway – San Michele all’Adige exit, turn left at the first roundabout and continue towards Mezzolombardo – Cles, then continue on State Road 43 Valle di Non and follow the signs for Malè, Madonna di Campiglio, Croviana.
From the south: From Milan and Turin A4 motorway exit Seriate, continue on Cles, Malè and Croviana, towards Passo del Tonale.