Open Air Gallery: art in the open air in Drena
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Open Air Gallery - DrenaPhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Seneci), Garda Trentino
Lots of different unexpected installations, objects and splashes of colour which transform the woods into an open air art gallery
There are two trails you can take, the Sun Path or the Moon Path, which cross in the woods and are dotted with works of art which blend into the landscape. Animals, fantastic objects, and colour bring to life a world where imagination rules.
The idea behind this trail is this: archaeologists are always looking for traces of peoples from the past in an attempt to reconstruct their identity, culture and history through their crafts and objects. The Open Air Gallery aims to be a sort of “archaeological site of the future”, a work of art and crafts which can be interpreted by our descendents
Children will have fun discovering the funny creatures and the strange objects that populate the path and the wood!
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Tips and hints
- To round off your day in Drena, don't miss out on the chance to visit the imposing castle which overlooks the upper Sarca Valley and is one of the symbols of Garda Trentino. For info: www.gardatrentino.it
- For more information on routes and hike services: guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 www.gardatrentino.it
From Drena, take the road which passes behind the castle and follow directions for Braila and the Open Air Gallery. This is the start of an easy walk through the woods where art and nature mix. At every step you come across original works of art and installations by the artist Annabella Hoffman.
Drena is connected with the other towns in Garda Trentino by the number 304 intercity bus line. Details and timetables: www.gardatrentino.it
To get to Drena take the road strada statale 45 bis in the direction of Arco/Dro/Trento, and at Dro turn off onto strada provinciale 84 in the direction of Drena. From here on follow directions for Braila.
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
Free car parking at the start of the trail
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino trekking map – On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole
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You need to be wearing the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.
What should you take when you go on a hike?
What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):
- water canteen (1L)
- snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
- First aid kit
- windproof jacket
- change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
- make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
- sun screen
- whistle to attract attention in an emergency
- emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 112
Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains.
When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.
... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.
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