taio
taio

Taio

Only 7 km from Cles lies Taio, which thanks to its 2,600 inhabitants is one of the valley’s biggest villages.

Embedded in apple orchards Taio extends on a natural terrace at 515 m a.s.l. It is a former Roman settlement, has about 3,000 inhabitants and is one of the main villages in the Val di Non valley. The name Taio probably comes from the Latin “talium” which means “place, where the wood was chopped”.

In the idyllic historical village centre numerous rural and lordly buildings, characteristic spots, bridges and portals can be found. The centre are the two churches, dedicated to Saint Victor and the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 12th century. In the surrounding of Taio the elegant Bragher Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in the whole Alpine region, is located. It is in private hands today. North of Taio the impressive Santa Giustina dam wall with a height of 152 m can be admired.

Part of the area of Taio are also the small villages Dardine, Dermulo, Mollaro, Segno, Torra and Tuenetto. At Segno there is also a museum, which is dedicated to Padre Eusebio Chini, researcher, missionary and probably the most famous citizen of the village.

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