capriana winter inverno
capriana winter inverno

Capriana

The smallest locality of the Val di Fiemme attracts visitors thanks to its larch forests and meadows close to the Monte Corno Nature Park.

With some 600 inhabitants Capriana is the smallest village of the Val di Fiemme valley. Located at 1,000 m a.s.l. on a natural terrace at the border to the Valle di Cembra valley, this municipality includes the quarters Maso Bait, Carbonare, Rover, Maso Lio, Maso Casel and Maso Cao de Villa.

Between the 10th and 12th century AD the Earls of Appiano appointed the so-called “roncadores” to Capriana, pioneers in making the soil fertil. The first settlement has probably been Carbonare, which derives from the Italian word “carbone”, which means carbon. Worth to be visited is the parish church of Capriana dating back to the year 1216 AD, which is dedicated to San Bortolomeo and San Lazzaro. After a fire destroying the church it was reconstructed in 1865. Moreover there is a little church in Carbone and the house of birth of Maria Domenica Lazzeri.

Maria Domenica Lazzeri, simply called “Beata Meneghina”, which means Saint Meneghina, was born in Capriana on March 16, 1816. Tradition holds that this woman remained in her bed for 14 years, without eating and drinking, and she died at the age of 33. Every Friday she bled from her stigmata. In 1995 the Archbishop of Trento initiated the process for the beatification of Maria Domenica Lazzeri, also called “the sufferer of Capriana”.

From the village you can walk to the meadows and forests of the Monte Corno Nature Park. If you follow the European hiking trail E5, you reach the so called Prati del Toro, Lago Bianco (”White Lake”, 1,675 m a.s.l.) and Lago Nero (”Black Lake”, 1,717 m a.s.l.) up to Monte Corno peak on 1,815 m a.s.l. Worthwhile destinations are also Pra del Manz and Passo Cisa, up to the alpine pastures of Anterivo, located in the neighbouring region of South Tyrol.

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