The Roman Bridge in Mezzolago and Napoleon's forts The Roman Bridge in Mezzolago and Napoleon's forts
The Roman Bridge in Mezzolago and Napoleon's forts

We come in peace: an encounter with history

You're on Lake Molveno to sunbathe on the beach, and that's when you see it. Beautiful, sturdy, strong, It's been through a lot. It's the Roman bridge of Mezzolago, an ancient stone bridge, surrounded by dense vegetation, located in what is known as the Strada dei Marocchi, an old Roman road.

From here you can take the path that takes you to the Forts: five different structures set along the "Doss del Corno" headland which were used to block the 18th century Napoleonic invasion and then reused during World War I as artillery depots and as barracks for one and a half infantry companies when the Austrian army decided to insert Molveno in the "Trento-Predazzo" defensive line. It was a strategic link in the chain because it allowed the Valle di Non (Non Valley) to be reached quickly by crossing the Valle dello Sporeggio (Sporeggio Valley).

The first trenches were dug on the Mezzolago hill in 1703, as part of the War of the Spanish Succession against the French from the south.

An interesting fact

 Although the defensive walls were erected by the Austrian army to repel the French army at the beginning of 1800, the forts are named after "Napoleon". Evidently any other Austrian rival was overshadowed by the name of this great leader.

Not to be missed

From the Roman bridge, on the opposite side of the lake in a narrow rocky gorge where you can admire the waterfall: formed as the Rio Ceda ends its course by plunging into the lake below.

Information

Where
Molveno
Sentiero Girolago

See this location See this location
Il Borgo di Maurina

Il Borgo di Maurina

Scopri la bellezza del Borgo di Maurina

Libraries

Libraries

Not just books The inter-municipal "Altopiano Paganella-Brenta" public library made its debut on the 4th September 1995. Thanks to...

Belfort Castle

Belfort Castle

history, legend and panorama

Saint Thomas' Church

Saint Thomas' Church

A gothic jewel in a panoramic position The small Church of St Thomas in Cavedago is located in the old part of the town, at an altitude...

The Church of St. Vigilio in Molveno

The Church of St. Vigilio in Molveno

Where Romanesque and Gothic art meet Molveno is the ideal location for relaxation and sport but it is also well-known for its culture...

MUSE - Science Museum

MUSE - Science Museum

The Science Museum of Trento, designed by Renzo Piano, dedicates six floors to topics such as science and nature, biodiversity, innovation...

The Church of St. Vigilio in Sportmaggiore

The Church of St. Vigilio in Sportmaggiore

L'arte sacra di san Vigilio a Molveno

Cinema & Theatre

Cinema & Theatre

“Culture is a public common good just like water, and the libraries and cinemas are like aqueducts.” Claudio Abbado. Emotions...

Cavedago's three-arched bridge

Cavedago's three-arched bridge

The three arches bear witness to historical development Cavedago is a typical municipality, made up of a series of farmsteads spread...

The Roman Bridge in Mezzolago and Napoleon's forts

The Roman Bridge in Mezzolago and Napoleon's forts

We come in peace: an encounter with history You're on Lake Molveno to sunbathe on the beach, and that's when you see it. Beautiful,...

M.a.s.

M.a.s.

Go back in time Get ready to go on a long journey by taking just a few steps. Visit the M.A.S, il Museo delle Arti e dei Saperi,...

Archeological sites

Archeological sites

Here's what we found The Dolomites never cease to surprise. The Doss Castel nestled in the forests of the Altopiano della Paganella,...

Antique Sawmill Taialacqua

Antique Sawmill Taialacqua

Don Taialacqua e la sua grande idea

Skirama

Skirama

Stile italiano sulle Piste da Sci

Events calendar

16 January

TRENTINO SKI SUNRISE 2021

#Trentinoskisunrise 2021 The first rays of sun on the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, the crisp air,...

31 January

TRENTINO SKI SUNRISE 2021

#Trentinoskisunrise 2021 The first rays of sun on the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, the crisp air,...

Prossima webcam Webcam precedente

Loading...

webcam

Subscribe to our newsletter


Statement on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
If subscribing to the Newsletter, you must confirm your registration by means of a confirmatory mail sent to the recorded address.  In such case, handling includes:

  • the creation of a group user profile, a status, preferences as indicated and deduced from the information provided in the form and subsequent independent profiles.
  • use of the data for electronic notices (email, whatsapp) and not (paper) for informational/commercial purposes.
  • Use of the email for the creation of marketing campaigns and personallized information, digital and non-digital.

Cancel
Close

Request information

Statement on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
The data controller is  Azienda per il Turismo Dolomiti Paganella, who states that the data acquired in this manner will be handled as follows:

  • it will be used to comply with current requests for information/acquistion/registration until completed and for no other purpose.
  • it will be held in the company archives with no deadline, until independent cancellation by the user, voluntary cancellation by the Controller or an explicit request for cancellation by the user.
  • it will be held on behalf of the Controller by KUMBE, the Controller’s maintainer for digital services, on the cloud server and related backup, in turn managed in compliance with the GPDR for the entire term of the contract with the Controller – who may dispose of it at any time – and until its subsequent cancellation.
  • it will be held on behalf of the Controller by Feratel AG, Controller maintainer for booking and CRM services, on the cloud server and related backup, in turn managed in compliance with the GPDR for the entire term of the contract with the Controller – who may dispose of it any time and until its subsequent cancellation.
  • it will be held by the third party recipient of this request, if presents and indicated in the request, other than the Controller, for the execution of this request and managed in compliance with the GPDR adopted by the latter.
  • it will not be assigned to third parties; it will not be used for marketing campaigns except if concurrently authorized for such purposes.
  • the user will have a profile created based pon the information contained therein and the data may be used for statistical processing.
  • the complete privacy policy may be found at the link https://www.visitdolomitipaganella.it/privacy For information or requests, you may write to the following mail address: info@visitdolomitipaganella.it.

Statement on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
If subscribing to the Newsletter, you must confirm your registration by means of a confirmatory mail sent to the recorded address.  In such case, handling includes:

  • the creation of a group user profile, a status, preferences as indicated and deduced from the information provided in the form and subsequent independent profiles.
  • use of the data for electronic notices (email, whatsapp) and not (paper) for informational/commercial purposes.
  • Use of the email for the creation of marketing campaigns and personallized information, digital and non-digital.
Submit Request