Dro, situated in the north of Lake Garda and in the south of the mountain chain Paganella, ist one of the oldest localities in the Sarca Valley.
Several villas, antique constructions, arches as well as medieval steeples characterise the small village of Dro. This is the right place for those who are interested in culture: visit the S. Antonio Baroque church with its high altar, the Guaita steeple, a square construction made of natural stone as well as the Roman Ceniga bridge.
Dro and its surroundings are also interesting from a scenic point of view, as there is the so called “Marocche” area, which was created by huge masses of rockslide. These rocks broke away from Monte Brento and Monte Casale. Recently a sensational finding was made: on several stones there are traces of dinosaurs! Nowadays the area of the Marocche of Dro is a protected biotope.
Around Dro, there is a huge variety of fruit trees as well as wine-growing areas. This region is especially known for its plums and for the production of the “Vino Santo”. Not far from the Marocche and situated in the middle of a park, there is a very characteristic building, dating back to the year 1900. Once this building served as electricity centre, whereas today it is part of the project “Industrial Archaeology” and venue for the Drodersera festival.
By the way: the area around Dro is perfect for different outdoor activities like hiking, walking or climbing.