In the heart of Val di Sole, along the banks of the Noce river, Mezzana is one of the most famous places in Trentino. It stands opposite the famous ski resort of Marilleva.
It is a small but charming mountain village, nestled between the peaks of Adamello-Presanella, Ortles-Cevefale and the Brenta Dolomites.
Mezzana is part of a ski area that has over 140 km of slopes, is affected by a section of the Val di Sole cycle path and the Nordic walking path that leads to Commezzadura.
What to see in Mezzana
The historic center of Mezzana is one of the most particular of the Val di Sole, small streets that intersect each other, elegant buildings and imposing churches.
Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul.
Built between 1498 and 1536, to replace a pre-existing building built in medieval times, this church houses two ligee statues, from the late Gothic period, two wooden altars of the 17th century, a canvas of the 19th century created by Antonio Ridolfi – painter of Sienese origin – and some pre-Raphaelite frescoes.
Church of the Madonna di Caravaggio.
It stands next to the parish church and dates back to 1707. Inside you can admire three altars, an altarpiece made by Giuseppe Andreis in the nineteenth century and some canvases dating back to 1700.
Mountain villages of Ortisè, Menas and Rocio.
There are three small hamlets in the municipality of Mezzana, located at high altitude: Ortisè 1487 meters, Menas 1517 meters and Roncio at 1095 meters.
Ortisè: the name derives from the Latin Urticetum, meaning “place where nettles grow”, its origins are probably medieval. Do not miss the Church of San Cristoforo, dating back to 1400.
Menas: of very ancient origin, the toponym derives from the Etruscan word Mane. Just outside the small village there is the small church of San Rocco, dating back to the sixteenth century.
Roncio: remembered since 1292 with the name of De Runtio. It houses a delightful church dating back to 1593.
The first settlement on this territory dates back to the Roman period. Subsequently the city, and its castle, were placed under the control of the Prince Bishop of Trento.
In medieval times Mezzana was the seat of a Civic Community.
How to get to Mezzana
A22 Brennero motorway – San Michele all’Adige exit – continue on the SS43 towards Mezzolombardo / Cles – continue on the SS42 towards Malè – then continue on to Mezzana
A4 motorway – Seriate exit – continue towards Boario Terme / Ponte di Legno / Passo Tonale / Mezzana