In the north of Trento, at the junction with the Val di Cembra valley, there is the village of Lavis located in the beautiful Val d’Adige valley.
The municipality of Lavis emerged at the riverside of the Avisio river, from which also the name of the village derives. The original centre which is made up of many little alleys and roads called “pristoi”, extended towards the Brennero motorway. Lavis is an important agricutural and trade centre.
Various Roman coins and also some tombs were found in the municipal area, testifying that the village was located at the ford of the Avisio river and was settled very early in time. Also wood was transported via the river, along which several storage facilties and sawmills were established.
Particularly worth to be visited is the San Udalrico church dating back to the year 1450, as well as the Schudhaus residence boasting pompous portals, and the Baroque San Giovanni Nepomuceno church. Interesting is also the Ciuciói garden that was established on a rock above Lavis. This garden boasts staircases, dungeons, brickwork and a little castle.