Trom pia Vall e
Lago di Garda
Just a few kilometers from Brescia city, the Trompia Valley rises up, with its mountains and typical alpine landscape, natural setting of the daily routine of a population based on mine working and steel industry, on farm animals and on cultivation of lands and woods. Today this area offers a good opportunity to discover the secrets of farmer tradition, iron mining and incandescent metal manufacturing, in addition to a skiing district, located at 2000 meters of altitude, only 50 km from the city centre. Live an unforgettable experience going through the Iron and Mining Route, the Sacred and Art Route and The Wood Tell routes, combined with expert and passionate operators. Enjoy yourself on our ski runs, in winter, or walking in the wonderful setting of mountains during good weather. Use the occasion to taste our area through scents, colours and rustic tastes of our typical dishes.
We are waiting for you in the Trompia Valley along the Iron Route!
HOLIDAY IN T H E TROMPIA VA L L E Y IN TASTES
HOW TO REACH US BY CAR Motorway A4 Milan-Venice: recommended exit from Milan: “Ospitaletto” recommended exit from Venice:”Brescia Ovest” follow road signs “Valle Trompia”
BY TRAIN Railroad station “Brescia” on the line Milan-Venice
BY BUS Public transport station S.I.A.
BY PLANE Airport: Bergamo (Orio al Serio) Verona Milan
Marcheno Gardone V.T.
Concesio Bovezzo Nave Caino
USEFUL INFORMATION Travel Bureau of Valle Trompia Compound of Cloisters of S. Maria degli Angeli Via S. Francesco d’Assisi - Gardone V.T. Tel. +39 030 8337493 Mail firstname.lastname@example.org - Web www.laviadelferro.it Tourist Information and Museum Booking Center Of Camonica Valley - Trompia Valley c/o Youth - Point CTS Via N. Tommaseo, 2/a - Brescia Tel. +39 030 8337495 - +39 030 2809556 Fax +39 030 8910999 Skype cup-vt.vc - Mail email@example.com Web cultura.valletrompia.it/musei Opening time Monday-Friday 9:00 -13:00/15:00-18:00 Saturday 9:00-13:00 Telephone availability - Cell. +39 345 3422015 Saturday 15:00-18:00 - Sunday 9:00-13:00 Web www.provincia.brescia.it/turismo www.turismobrescia.it - www.bresciatourism.it
TIO of Brescia Province Palazzo Martinengo Piazza del Foro, 6 - Brescia Tel. +39 030 3749916 Infopoint Brescia Centre Via Trieste, 1 - P.zza Paolo VI - Brescia Tel. +39 030 2400357 Infopoint Station Piazzale Stazione - Brescia Tel. +39 030 8378559
“…The Trompia Valley is covered by perfumed woods and grassy fields […] stretched since millenniums on its great economic fortune: iron-deposits […] Soil and rock masses that form the surrounding mountains were, in remotest prehistory, a seabed. Even now, they preserve intact small fossil treasures, that surface here and there between rocks.” Gigi Simeoni
THE IRON AND MINING ROUTE Enjoy a unique experience in the underground tunnels of disused mines, discover the world of fusion and the processing of iron hammers by visiting the magli and the blast furnace and admiring artifacts made by Valle Trompia artisans in the Museum of Weapons and Arm Traditions of Gardone V.T. Numerous and precious works will astonish visitors of all ages.
The landscapes of the high Valley are framed by the mountain peak settings of Dosso Alto, Alpe Pezzeda, Colombine, Muffetto, Maniva and Guglielmo, where the monument to the Redeemer and the bronze sculpture dedicated to Pope Paul VI stand out. In these peaks, nature reveals itself in all its majesty, along routes with rhododendrons and marmots, small alpine lakes, hill countries and woods far away from traffic and city noise. A place of particular interest is the Wide Area of Valgrigna Mountains, which is situated between the Trompia Valley and Camonica Valley, characterized by a unique cultural heritage, certified by Mesolithic Period proofs. For those who love stars, we recommend also the Astronomical Observatory on San Bernardo hill in Lumezzane.
HISTORY THE WOOD ROUTE In order to rediscover rural tradition of our mountains, the tour starts from the Etnographic Museum of Lodrino. During beautiful season the path goes outside along beautiful trails where you can relive historical activities prevalent in this area (wolves hunting, coal production, etc) and major events in the history of the twentieth century, such as the Great War and the Resistance.
LEISURE TIME The natural landscape of the high Trompia Valley, together with its proximity to Brescia city, makes it the favourite destination for tourists who like nature and open air sports. The skiing district Maniva Ski with ski runs suitable to all degrees of difficulty, snowpark and bobsled track represents an irresistible enticement for the skiers who can also practice alpine skiing, ice skating and walking with snow shoe. During good weather on our mountains is possible walking through excursionistic paths with varying degrees of difficulty and length (among these, the famous 3V Path, that crosses the three main valleys of Brescia), horse-riding or cycling, practice Nordic walking, go fishing, training with mountain bike on mountain paths and the Mountain Bike Park Pezzeda tracks, face rock climbings for amateurs and experts.
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE
GASTRONOMY ART A red thread relates the town of Brescia with the Valley, both from artistical and cultural point of view, with a series of monumental buildings including some prestigious medieval towers which have been converted to showcase areas and the Pietro Malossi Home Museum situated in Ome. Furthermore, a devotional itinerary made by parishes, cathedrals, churches, hermitages and sanctums allows visitors to admire exquisite paintings and frescos that come from the Ferramola, Moretto and Romanino’s school. But the real enticement of religious tourism in the valley is given by the Pope Paul VI’s Native Home in Concesio and the Paul VI’s Collection of Contemporary Art, that houses some international artists, like Chagalle, Picasso, Dalì, Magritte and many more.
Real flagship and absolute pride of dairy production of the Trompia Valley is the homemade cheese Valtrompia D.O.P., derived from homemade and traditional milk production that comes from villages on our hills. Made by ancent methods and made more tasty with an addiction of a pinch of saffron, this full and strong flavor cheese can combine with formagelle, ricotta, butter of alpine hut, blue goats, stracchini and caciotte. Apart from cheese, honey and jams rigorously biological and of high quality, mushrooms, chestnuts, mixed berries and peaches can’t be missed. International fairs and places where is possible to taste fruits and traditional dishes of the area are numerous, like casoncelli bresciani and traditional skewer with polenta e osei combined with savoury handmade cold cuts and homemade sausages.