A small municipality at the end of Val D’Illasi, Selva di Progno is the gateway to Lessinia.
From its hamlets of Giazza, Campofontana and San Bartolomeo delle Montagne there are beautiful excursions in eastern Lessinia.
Selva di Progno is also the home of the Cimbrian Culture Center of Giazza, which has the task of preserving this ancient civilization, but also of Trombini di San Bortolo who have a beautiful museum in the small hamlet.
What you cannot miss in Selva di Progno
Excursions in Eastern Lessinia
A visit to the Cimbrian Culture Center in Giazza
The living nativity scene of Campofontana
Trombini Museum in San Bortolo
Events in Selva di Progno
Voto della peste (first Sunday in July)
On the first Sunday of July, traditional procession with the Madonna statue to fulfill a vow shared with the population of Velo Veronese. The tradition is lost in the mists of time and arises from a vow made by the communities during a plague and which sealed an alliance-friendship between two of the Thirteen Municipalities.
August 15th is celebrated “Sagra dell’Assunta”, titular of the parish church of the same name, preceded by a preparation triduum. In the afternoon of August 15th the procession of the Assumption takes place. The pro loco organizes the civil part of the party.
Festa del Derlo
The first Sunday of October “Festa del Derlo” is celebrated, a typical basket that tradition wants to be used for carrying wood on the shoulder. Few, now, even locally are the producers of this wooden basket.
Sagra di San Bartolomeo delle Montagne
After the Assumption, a performance of pistonieri with trombini takes place.
Where to eat and sleep
Locanda Dai Pistori
B&B In Contrà
Campeggio Stella Alpina
Rifugio Monte Torla