The Val di Non Community, intermediate territorial body of the Autonomous Province of Trento, includes 29 Municipalities. It has supra-municipal administrative competences in various fields. Such as social welfare services, school assistance, housing construction, waste cycle management (differentiation and recycling), environmental protection and urban planning. It coordinates the Municipalities in the policies and interventions that affect the entire territory of the Valley.
Valle di Non, or Anaunia, is one of the main valleys of Trentino. Located in the north-western part of the province of Trento, in the lower part of the Noce river basin. On which the great dam of Santa Giustina forms a lake. Val di Non is a large plateau, crossed by deep ravines where the streams flow. Descending on different levels towards the banks of the Noce, it is surrounded to the north by the Maddalene mountain range, to the west by the Brenta Dolomites, with the wild Val di Tovel, and to the east by the Penegal-Roen chain, covered by extensive coniferous forests.
Over a hundred inhabited centers dot the territory, which, at higher altitudes, has purely alpine features with extensive meadows and woods. This is the area of Alta Anaunia and of the Bresimo and Rumo valleys, which penetrate among the peaks of the Maddalene. At the northern end some German-speaking villages, “Deutschnonsberg”, belong to the Province of Bolzano. At low and medium altitudes the valley is instead the realm of specialized fruit growing. With the production of numerous apple varieties, marketed by the Melinda consortium, a leading brand in the sector.
Anaunia, with its archaeological sites, ancient churches and magnificent castles, has an enviable historical, artistic and religious heritage. For example, the Sanctuary of San Romedio, the basilica of Sanzeno and Castel Thun.
The local dialect of Ladin origin, the Nones, belongs to the family of the Rhaeto-Romance languages of the central-eastern Alps.
Finally, the economic landscape of the valley is completed by a rapidly growing tourism sector, especially in integration with agriculture, and a solid tradition of craftsmanship and industry. The largest town, Cles, is lively and rich in historical places, lying in a panoramic position overlooking Lake Santa Giustina. The other towns are Tuenno, Taio, Denno, Revò and Fondo. The main road links, on one side, the valley with the Adige valley bottom through the Rocchetta gorge and, on the other, with the neighboring Valle di Sole across the Mostizzolo bridge. Instead, the Mendola and Palade passes lead to the nearby South Tyrol, to the cities of Bolzano and Merano.