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The first historical notes on Madonna di Campiglio
date back to 1188. Around 1180, a certain Mr.
Raimondo built a little hospice in this area
The history of Val Rendena began during
the Bronze Age. The valley was lived by
the Celtic and Raethian people.
Church of St. Maria Antica e Nuova in Campiglio
Church of St. Antonio in Mavignola
Church of St. Martino e S. Stefano in Carisolo
Church of St. Vigilio in Pinzolo..
Museum of the Adamello White War,
Museum of the” Malga” (alpine hut), Lodron
Bertelli building, Glaciological center…
The Baschenis, itinerant fresco painters of
Averaria, from 1470 to 1540, painted in dozen
churches of Valli Giudicarie, Rendena..
Elisabetta di Wittelsbach princess -
the famous “Sissi”- and Francesco
Giuseppe Emperor, left in the valley
lively and deep memories...
The legendary expedition of Carlo Magno
Is described in details in the
"Privilegio di Santo Stefano" in Carisolo..
Several tales and beliefs in
Rendena that bring the Nordic cycle to mind
and show Early Middle Ages reminescences.
to a modern ski resort
Madonna di Campiglio, whose history was largely influenced by its extraordinary alpine identity, has always fascinated travellers and famous figures, until it turned into the famous and fashionable destination it is today.
In 1886 Franz Joseph Österreicher chose Campiglio as the holiday resort for the Habsburg family and the Empress Sissi.
The beautiful landscape and the abundant snowfalls of this resort contribute to make Campiglio a leading world winter resort, renowned for its spectacular ski runs and natural beauty.
From home to the Battuti Companies
to Tourist Resort
The information we have about Pinzolo’s history in medioeval time comes from written documents mainly relating of economy and religion: in that period a strong influence was exerted by one of the first ‘Compagnie dei Battuti’ of Trentino. The “Battuti” were a religious congregation of laymen who devoted their lives to prayer, harsh penance and charity.
In the first decades of the 16th century the Baschenis, a family of itinrant painters, decorated the churches of the Rendena Valley, leaving behind important works of art that we can still admire today.
In 1823 Nepomuceno Bolognini was born in Pinzolo. He was one of the most significant figures of the Risorgimento in Trentino, the founder of the SAT, i.e. Trentino Mountaineers’ Society, a studier and spreader Pinzolo’s history and folklore.
The First World War had on the Adamello range one of its most important theatres and did not spare Pinzolo from death, danger and difficulty. Moreover, due to their extreme poverty, many people of both the village and the valley had to leave their native land and go looking for work and better conditions.
In accordance with Pinzolo’s tourist and mountain vocation, the first Alpine Rescue Corp was formed there in 1952. Soon winter tourism bloomed, and the resort has now become the ideal place for family holidays all year round.
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