Drena, a small village located on the so called “Marocche”, is situated at the foot of the homonymous Drena castle.
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Drena is situated only 15 km from Riva del Garda and guards the Sarca Valley. The village dates back to prehistoric settlements and is characterised by Roman and medieval influences. The Mediaeval Drena Castle towers on a tor above the Sarca Valley. From this castle, which for a long period of time was in the possession of the Counts of Arco, the Sarca valley was observed.
Drena is situated on the so-called “Marocche”, a huge post-glacial rockslide. Today on this territory, various paths of cultural interest snake their way. These paths are not only perfect for hikers and walkers, but also for mountain bikers.
Furthermore the village is rich in religious sites, as for instance the San Martino Parish Church and the Carlo Borromeo Church.
By the way: Drena is popular for its “Marroni di Drena”, sweet chestnuts which grow on millennial chestnut trees in the forests of Drena. Don’t forget to try!