Places and traditions that remain unchanged by time
From the prehistoric age to the dawn of our era the territory of Tenno was a communication route of primary importance with the Giudicarie area. Quarrels with Riva were lively and sometimes violent, especially where ownership of pastures and woodlands on Mount Englo was concerned. Tenno is a very ancient place; finds from the Bronze age and the Roman and Barbarian eras have been discovered here. Tenno is made up of several villages (Gavazzo, Cologna, Ville del Monte and Pranzo) and, indifferent to the relentless passing of time, it has maintained its settlements and natural habitats, residential areas and individual buildings that still display their original typology.
Tenno stands out thanks to its very particular climate, where the climate of the Lake Garda area encounters that of the Alpine hinterland, and thanks to the breathtaking views and the constant surprises offered by the lake, a true spectacle of nature. The troubled orography of the Tenno area is marked by the River Magnone which with a deep incision through the calcareous rock descends into the Varone water fall with a drop of 87 metres. Standing broodingly on the summit of a cliff the old castle of Tenno appears to have been built in a strategic position, watching over the entire horizon to bravely protect and defend its precious historical, cultural and environmental heritage.