Villa Rendena is part of the Municipality of Porte di Rendena, established on 1 January 2016 by the merger of the municipalities of Villa Rendena, Darè and Vigo Rendena.
The village of Villa Rendena, with its hamlets of Javrè and Verdesina, is located at the southern opening of Val Rendena, where the San Valentino river flows into the Sarca. Like many Giudicarie villages, it was rebuilt after fierce fires destroyed the wooden superstructures of the huge Rendena houses at the beginning of the last century.
Villa Rendena’s past economic activity has involved traditional craft activities. A famous example was the craft manufacture of wooden clogs, which peaked during the Second World War. Javrè also had a state school of lace and crochet, merged with an ancient family business that had been highly regarded. Alongside these craft and industrial activities, however, ran a solid forestry and pastoral economy. This is confirmed by the many mountain huts dotting the slopes of the San Valentino valleywhich, with the waterfalls formed by the Rio Bedù, forms one of the most scenic “gateways” of the Adamello Trentino and the Adamello-Brenta park. The deepest part of the valley is where three high side valleys converge: the Vallina, Valletta Alta, and Val Dossà. The latter of these hosts the Dosson bivouac, a spartan shelter at 2300 m, below the Vacche pass, which offers access to the wild Val di Daone.