Faedo

Situated on a terrace high above the valley on the left bank of the river, the village of Faedo enjoys a strategic position overlooking the entire Adige valley from north to south. Monreale (or Königsberg) Castle, a short distance from the village, stands as a reminder of the Germanic powers who kept watch over the valley below from here.

The houses in the little medieval settlement are huddled together around narrow streets, giving a romantic air to what in times gone by was a defensive necessity. The origins of the village are also romantic: it grew up out of various settlements of miners ('canopi'), who for several centuries worked in the depths of the mountains surrounding the village, where numerous traces of their endeavours can still be found today.

A distinctive feature are the two churches with their bell towers standing at the entrance to the village: one is dedicated to the Christ the Redeemer and was built in 1900, while the other, older church, which has been recently restored, dates back to the early 13th century and is dedicated to St. Agatha.

Today Faedo is noted for its beautiful hilly landscapes abutting thriving woodlands and for its well-tended vineyards, where roses blooming in all shades of red add a touch of colour and a contrast to the rows of green vines.

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