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Colle di Santo Stefano

Historical site · Ledro · 722 m
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The Colle di Santo Stefano is a place of history and memory, testimony of two historical moments, which have left a strong trace on the history of Valle di Ledro, the Third Italian War of Independence and the First World War.

The tunnels and trenches on the hill date back to the First World War. Here were the headquarters of the Italian Army. The spiral staircase behind the church leads to Galleria La Marmora, which was used as storeroom during the war.

On the top of the hill there’s a big white marble cross in memory of the Fallen of the Battle of Bezzecca of 1866, which was fought between Austrians and Italian troops under the lead of Garibaldi. In the little church of Santo Stefano lies the Unknown Warrior. Near the church there’s a cannon, which is also a nice viewpoint over Lake Ledro.

Opening hours

Open from May to September, closed on Mondays.

Free entrance

Opening hours refer to the visitors' centre


Free access.
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Update: October 18, 2021

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Bezzecca
And back: 214 bus Bezzecca -  Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable




Getting there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Bezzecca. Further options


Car park near the school.


45.896895, 10.720760
45°53'48.8"N 10°43'14.7"E
32T 633489 5084031
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Colle di Santo Stefano

Santo Stefano
38067 Ledro
Phone 0039 0464591222

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