The village streches from one side to the other one of the valley, framed by the Dossone mountainsides westward, the Lancia peak northward, the Doss del Sabion eastward, and the Brenta Dolomites all around. Traditionally, the name of Pinzolo is linked to the Sarca river, that swept away the old village of Bolbeno with a flood: according to one version, the flood avoided only a “pinza” (corner) of that patch of land, according to another version only a “pin sol” (only a pine). Now, the village is made up by three hamlets: Baldino (the ancient center), Carera (the central part) and Ruina. In Pinzolo the first Italian Alpine Rescue Corp was founded in 1952.
CULTURAL POINTS OF INTEREST
1 San Vigilio church and Danza Macabra fresco San Vigilio church dates back before the year one thousand and it is one of the most important building of Trentino. At the beginning it was only a chapel, then torn down and replaced with the present buiding with three naves supported by granite columns. Its most famous paintings are Danza Macabra and the Seven Capital Vices, frescoed by Simone Baschenis. Danza Macabra depicts tha Death dancing, in front of which all the people are the same; it is 21 meters long, with 40 figures and captions in vernacular that show the death warning to humankind.
2 The grinder monument and the emigrants path Placed at the beginning of the village, the monument was realized in 1969 thanks to the offering of Rendena emigrants abroad. The monument is dedicated to the big emigration of Val Rendena grinders in the world, where they worked with their tools to grind blades and knives.
Moreover, there is the emigrants path, a singular pavement with 92 granite plates that shows the names of the countries and towns where the migrant workers went to.
3 Frescos by Sergio Trenti Born in Trento, Sergio Trenti settled in Pinzolo in the first seventies, where he worked in several fields. His paintings can be admired walking in the streets of Val Rendena villages, like Pinzolo, Carisolo, St. Antonio di Mavignola and Madonna di Campiglio.
7 Capital Vices: fresco by Sergio Trenti on the homonymous house
La rugia: fresco in which the artist represents the motive force of water
4 San Gerolamo church in Baldino zone In the Middle Ages the monks of the hospice in Madonna di Campiglio used this church as a place where raising the oblations and as a base for the Evangelism. The church has a little wooden gold altar of the 17th century, with the representation of St. Girolamo writing the Bible and of the Pained Madonna
5 Dal rùnc capital it was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, after the banks strengthening of Sarca river made by the Austro-Hungarian empire, following the floods of the end of the ninenteenth century.
The capital has three faces: one indicated the road to Pinzolo, the second one the road to Carisolo and the third one the road to St. Antonio di Mavignola.
6 Maniva, Valastun, Calchera, Sarzana mountain houses (“casi da munt”)
7 SAT (Trentino Mountaineers Society) monument – Nepomuceno Bolognini Monument dedicated to the patriot Nepomuceno Bolognini, the SAT founder, together with Prospero Marchetti. The monument is formed by two peaks that are going to join together, symbolizing the two big loves of Bolognini: the Mother Country and the Mountain.
8 The alpine guides monument The granite peak, on which the names of the fallen alpine guides are carved, was found in Val Genova by Clemente Maffei Guerét (climber and mountaineer from Pinzolo) some years ago and put in Ciclamino park, not far from the monument of Nepomuceno Bolognini.
9 Adamello Collini Monument
10 Puntera di caio mule track and Terraced grounds, dry stone walls The dry stone walls delimited the terraced grounds and were basically of two types:
- Wall built with local raw stones, selected in shape and size
- Wall built with big semi-carved or carved stones, which could also come from a different place from that of constructio.
The raw stones wall is made by putting the stones as nearest as possible, finishing off the borders with some smallest stones and filling the empty spaces between them. From the precision of this mosaic o puzzle depends the duration and solidity of the wall itself. The terraced grounds are used in agriculture to make the steep fields farmable; they have been made in many hill and mountain areas since the sixteen century , digging hill areas and making them flat, delimiting them by dry stone walls that supported the ground as a sort of step. The mule track was a typical cobblestone path delimited by dry stone walls. They were used to reach the pastures and woods at high altitude, from which wood and harvest were brought to valley, and used by the beasts of burden. For their ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, the inhabitants of the mountain villages gave themselves strict rules.
Madonna del Tulot Madonna del Tulot
NATURAL POINTS OF INTEREST
12 Chestnut wood
Baby little home A cosy home that allows mothers and fathers to take care of their children. It is indeed a protected and safe place where it is possible to change the baby, warm and prepare the baby’s botte and breastfeed.
It has an external parking area for the buggy, chair for bre- astfeeding, changing table, shelves, play tables and an additional seat.
At your disposal:
- baby bottle warmer
- nappy wrapper tube
- hygiene dispenser
- disposable towels
Breastfeeding area, changing and sleeping area in Prà Rodont Bar Restaurant and at Doss Del Sabion refuge (at the chairlift arrival). There is a changing area at the Pinzolo Lift Company.
You can find Pinzolo "Family route" map at Val Rendena town halls, Pro Loco tourist offices and Tourist Board offices