This itinerary is a simple walk stretching between the villages of Tonadìco and Sirór, in the northern part of the bottom of the Valley of Primiero. The characteristic of these two villages, located at the foot of the steep slopes of the summit of Monte Cimèrlo and divided by a small piece of farmland, is their pleasant and purely rural atmosphere, which preserves a typical and historically accurate architecture you can expect in mid-mountain villages.
The loop initially runs through the narrow streets of Tonadìco, considered the oldest inhabited center of Primiero. After passing by the center, the hike is climbing and reaching its highest point on the top of the promontory where the Church of San Vittore is located. From the church, from which you can enjoy a remarkable view of the entire territory of Primiero San Martino di Castrozza and over the mountain range of Vette Feltrine, the route proceeds in a downhill stretch on a steep path with steps, which leads again near the village. From here, the walk continues west along the panoramic road of Via Sirór, also known as the “Campagna Alta” (tr. high farmland). After a gentle climb that leads to a brow, you quickly reach the village of Sirór, which is characterized by its typical historic center, with large polygonal stone water pipes and popular paintings on the facades of the houses. Not surprisingly, due to the intimate atmosphere offered by Sirór, every year the village hosts the oldest Christmas markets in the Province of Trento.
The way back to Tonadico proceeds along Via Lazer, also known as “Campagna Bassa” (tr. low farmland), where it is possible, with a small variant, to take a look of what remains of the Church of San Giacomo, the only visible evidence of what presumably was the ancient village of Piubàgo, destroyed by a flood and a subsequent earthquake between 1.114 and 1.117 AD.
- Tissot, L. (1996). Dizionario Primierotto. Editore Manfrini.