With its old stone and wooden houses, the village lies gracefully extended along a green terrace at the foot of the Dolomite mountains. You only have to wander through the winding streets of San Lorenzo Dorsino, officially classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, to perceive its pervasive atmosphere of peace and serenity.
Walking through the village you come across some perfectly preserved old mountain farmhouses, with their decked threshing floors and haylofts, known locally as ralte.
Another place to visit, just a few minutes by car from the village, is the WWF Nature Reserve of Lake Nembia, at the base of the Dolomite cliffs and the ideal place to breathe some fresh mountain air!
There are countless hiking trails, MTB tracks, and rock climbing cliffs. The Falesia Dimenticata or "Forgotten Crag" is one nearby. It was bought and equipped in a crowd funding initiative by the local population. Now an online booking system ensures that it is used sustainably and without harming the environment.
COME TO SAN LORENZO DORSINO ON HOLIDAY!
If you decide to take a mountain holiday at San Lorenzo Dorsino in Trentino, you can be sure to be welcomed like one of the family. In San Lorenzo Dorsino hospitality is part of the local culture. You will be well looked after by everyone you meet during your holiday, and the San Lorenzo Dorsino hotels offer a homely welcome, personality, and wholesome local products.
A HOLIDAY IN SAN LORENZO DORSINO IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF…
- YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WELLNESS
The holistic activities of BrentAnima are designed to pleasantly immerse all your five senses in nature, restoring equilibrium of body and mind.
- YOU ENJOY RELAXING
The slow rhythms of the village wash away the stress of everyday life and recharge your spirit.
- YOU WANT TO EXPLORE THE WILDER SIDE OF THE BRENTA MOUNTAINS
San Lorenzo Dorsino is the gateway to Val Ambiéz, one of the wildest valleys of the Brenta Dolomites. This extensive landscape includes wide flowering Alpine meadows and the famous rock towers of the Dolomites, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among the many walking routes, we recommend the hike from the Rifugio Cacciatore to the Rifugio Agostini.
CURIOSITIES ABOUT san lorenzo dorsino
The traditional dish of San Lorenzo Dorsino is called ciuìga. It is a type of pork salami seasoned with boiled mashed turnip, and it is now a Slow Food presidium. The recipe dates back to the late 1800s when a local butcher, faced with food shortages, recycled meat offcuts bulked up with white turnip. The original recipe evolved over time and today ciuìga is made from selected pork meat with a small addition of turnip.
Don't miss the Sagra della Ciuìga fair celebrating this dish. It is held every autumn during the week spanning the end of October and beginning of November.