Vermiglio and Passo del Tonale

Mighty mountains such as the Adamello-Presanella and the Ortles-Cevedale mountain chain or the Brenta Dolomites surround the mountain pass Passo del Tonale.

When travelling from Trento towards Passo Tonale, Vermiglio is the last village you will come to before entering the neighbouring province of Lombardy. Located at an altitude of 1,260 m asl, it features some four quarters: Cortina, Fraviano, Pizzano and Borgonuovo.

On the road to Passo Tonale, between the village Vermiglio and this pass, there is the Forte Strino fortress, which since lately shines in new splendour. This fortress is a crucial testimonial of the so called “White War” (Guerra Bianca), which refers to the period of time of WWI in which Italian troups fought against Austro-Hungarian troups, exactly in this area of the Alps. What is also worth to be visited is the museum of the White War, which is located at Vermiglio.

The ski lifts and gondolas are running in winter and summer alike. This - and modern snow-making facilities - are the reason why here you might enjoy lots of skiing fun throughout the entire year. State-of-the-art gondolas take you even up to the Presena Glacier. Vermiglio, moreover, is an ideal starting point for hikes across the Presanella mountains and to numerous mountain huts found all over the Adamello mountain chain. By the way, at Stavel and Velon there are also cross-country ski runs!

However, Passo Tonale (1,883 m asl) devides the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range from the Presanella mountain range and at the same time connects Trentino and Lombardy. The state road SS 42 leads from Bergamo via the Val Cammonica valley and Ponte di Legno, the Val di Sole valley and Passo Mendola to Bolzano in South Tyrol.

Suggested accomodation: Vermiglio and Passo del Tonale

  1. Hotel Chalet al Foss

    Hotel Chalet al Foss

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