The Municipality of Tre Ville was born from the merger of Montagne, Preore and Ragoli in 2015. The territory includes the hamlets of Montagne (also the localities of Binio, Cort and Larzana), Preore, Ragoli, Coltura, Pez and Madonna di Campiglio.
The name Tre Ville was chosen for the new Municipality born from the union of Mountains, Preore and Ragoli. It recalls the number of the original villages and the ancient name “villas” of our villages until 1800. The settlements of Montagne, Preore and Ragoli date back to Roman times (perhaps even earlier). As evidenced by the etymology of Larzana, Bolzana and Cerana (in -ana suffix that the Romans added to the name of the owner of a fund) and the discovery of a Roman sestertius in Prà da l’àsan.
The village of Montagne (with Cort, Larzana and Binio), is a small village of high altitude. It is in the Brenta Group and a real paradise for nature lovers, with its green fields (Passo Daone, Manez) and the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.
On the left bank of the Sarca river, we find Preore, a small village with a glorious past. In the XV century it was the seat of the Vicar of the Prince Bishop and of the Court with civil jurisdiction for the Giudicarie. Today the village, with its beautiful buildings, like the church of Santa Maria Maddalena, is an ideal destination especially for those who love sport and nature. Paths in the green of the woods (for example the one to Buston), a splendid rock gym, a fitness trail and the beautiful Park al Poz, equipped with games even for the little ones.
Ragoli is also located on the left bank of the Sarca, at the beginning of Val D’Algone, the main access to the Adamello Brenta Nature Park from the south-east. The village consists of the four hamlets of Vic, Bolciana, Fevri and Baltram and the detached villages of Pez and Coltura, with their small churches dating back to the 16th century.
In the past Ragoli was known for the quarries of a peculiar type of black marble (also exhibited at the Naturhistorisches Musemum in Vienna), which was mainly used in the construction of churches. Also noteworthy is the parish church of San Faustino, with its baroque façade, and the magnificent frescoes by the Baschenis, which decorate the interior and exterior of the cemetery church dedicated to Saints Faustino and Giovita.
A special mention goes to the villages of Cerana and Iron, which remained unchanged in their architectural and urban structure from 1630, the year of the Manzonian plague.
Finally, Madonna di Campiglio, nestled in a large basin between the Brenta Dolomites (since 2009 Unesco World Heritage) and the high peaks of Adamello and Presanella. The marvelous beauty of the area makes Madonna di Campiglio one of the most famous tourist destinations in the entire Alpine region.
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