Monclassico in Val di Sole
A mountain village of antique charm
Our hotel is in Monclassico, a characteristic hamlet dating back to ancient times: in fact, the area was already inhabited in the pre-Roman period. Monclassico was particularly important during the Medieval period under the bishop's rule that at the beginning of the XIII century turned the town into one of the two main seats of the "deganìe" (at the time, from an administrative point of view, Val di Sole was divided into two areas, the upper and lower valley). In 1622 a terrible fire destroyed the town: it was then rebuilt and numerous lovely mansions were also added. It is precisely in one of these mansions that one of the most beautiful Trentino "stue" (typical in Alpine areas, it was once considered the focal point of a home, it was the only room to be heated with a wood burning stove and it was completely covered with wood paneling) which can now be found in the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum in Innsbruck and it dates back to the XVII century. A definite must to see, located in the center of Monclassico in the square with a fountain, is a large fresco painting (more than 4 square meters) dating back to the year 1511 and commissioned after the plague in 1510 that depicts the Virgin Mary with the Holy Helpers, St. Roch and St. Sebastian.
How to reach our hotel in Monclassico
The nearest airport is Verona-Villafranca, but within distance of almost 300 km from Trento you find other airports in Milan, Bologna, Bergamo and Venice. Up in the North the nearest airports are in Munich and Bozen.
Thanks to the Ferrovia Elettrica Trento-Marilleva 900, Monclassico is connected to the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) train stations of Trento and Mezzocorona, on the international circuit Munich-Rome. The nearest FS station is Mezzocorona.
- The Val di Sole is 50 km far from the highway Autostrada del Brennero A22. Once you exit at San Michele all'Adige, take the SS43 Strada Statale della Valle di Non, and then the SS42 Strada Statale del Tonale. Follow the direction Passo Tonale.
- Arriving from North-West (Milan-Turin), you can reach Monclassico through Passo del Tonale. Take the highway Autostrada A4 Milano-Venezia, exit at Seriate and follow signs to Passo Tonale. Arriving from Brescia you can reach our hotel following the route through Tione, Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida.
- Arriving from Merano you can drive through Passo Palade, Val di Non and reach the Val di Sole. Arriving from Bolzano you can reach us through Passo della Mendola, Val di Non and then Val di Sole. Follow signs to Passo Tonale.