Varena

Varena

1180 m

Varena lies in an excellent position, nestled at the foot of the mount Corno Nero. This village is one of the most ancient centres of Trentino. Walking in Varena you can stare at typical monolithic porphyry fountains. According to the tradition, from the fountains of Varena sprang the best drinkable water of the valley. The church of Varena - consecrated in the Thirteenth century - is dedicated to the saints Pietro and Paolo and the internal Gothic and medieval decorations are worth a visit – the masterpieces were made by Longo and the paintings by Unterperger.
Around the village there are numerous flat and panoramic walks. 
At Christmas time, Varena shows a very famous and attractive crib, called “Sulla via di Betlemme", “On the road to Betlemme”, with hundreds of Arabian-style characters and animals that reproduce the story of Nativity. 
The upland Passo Lavazé, 8 km from Varena, can count on a beautiful landscape and plays a very important role as winter resort, especially for all cross-country skiers. 80 km of tracks but not only: there are some ski lifts and snow parks, too, to the delight of all children.