Suspended between the mountains and the lake, Tremosine sul Garda tells of rural life and secular isolation broken by the road of the gorge.
Piazza G. Marconi,1,Tremosine sul Garda (BS)
Tremosine sul Garda (BS) is a village where the world of the plains meets with the lake and the alpine atmosphere is mixed with a Mediterranean flavour.
Those who look at the houses of Pieve lined up on the edge of the plateau 400m higher up wonder how a road can get there. For centuries a steep path has joined the port to the village and the men have carried wood, coal, oil, wheat on their shoulders.
The path is still “all jumps and steps and outcropping rock spikes” as described in 1899. Only in 1913 was a road etched into the mountainside along the gorge carved by the Brasa river. It is best visited on foot where, like the coils of a snake, all the folds of the rock can be seen enveloping the infernal cave while the stream grumbles in anger.
Once in Pieve, a thrilling view opens: on the rocky precipice is the capital of 17 other small villages scattered around the beautiful plateau which make up the municipality of Tremosine, one of the largest in the province of Brescia.
Inserted in the Alto Garda Park of Brescia, the natural environment is very varied: the small nucleus is set between valleys, hills and plateaus covered with olive trees, meadows and pines.
The rural character has not been lost: the ancient pavement and the blackened stones of the walls still tell of men and barter, of goods carried on their shoulders with difficulty. Here you still go to the mountains to cut grass for the animals, to make firewood for the hearth and there are stables, dairies and agricultural activities.
Numerous mule tracks lead to altitude, winding gently along the sides of the mountains, in the places that marked the border with the Austro-Hungarian Empire and connect the hamlets, full of places to discover.
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