Cereda Pass

Passo Cereda
  • The Pass of Cerèda (Passo Cereda / Zarèda in Primiero’s dialect) is an alpine pass in Trentino located at 1,369 m asl. The pass is crossed by the SS347 state road that connects the municipality of Primiero San Martino di Castrozza (Primiero Valley) and the municipality of Sagrón Mis (Mis Valley).
  • Passo Cereda is located along the route of the “Alta Via No. 2 delle Dolomiti – Dolomiten-Höhenweg Nr. 2,” (also known as the “Via delle Leggende”), which connects Bressanone (Alto Adige – Südtirol) to Feltre (Belluno Province).
  • On the SE side of the pass stands perhaps the most interesting building: the chapel of Cereda, dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua, which preserves inside an artistic altarpiece – the work of the Triestine artist Pomo – depicting St. Anthony of Padua. Due to the outbreak of the Great War, the chapel was closed for worship in 1916 to be used as a military warehouse and powder magazine throughout the war period. It reopened for worship in June 1920.
  • Passo Cereda is home to the Primiero Valley‘s main cross-country ski slope, also used in numerous national sporting events, while the downhill ski facility has been decommissioned.