The village is divided into two contrade by the Assat torrent. On the left bank is Lutta, on the right bank Villa. Bezzecca owes its name to this peculiarity. Bis secta means ‘divided into two’ in Latin. The rivalry between the two factions plays out each year in occasion of the scontrada, a series of sport competition and games.
The two best known inhabitants of the village are without doubt Giacomo Cis and Bernardo Gilli. The Ponale road was built thanks to the backing of Giacomo Cis. Bernardo Gilli, nicknamed el popo (i.e. the child), was a true giant. He was 2.60 m tall. He toured Europe to amaze the European courts with his imposing stature. The Christmas market taking place in the alleys of Bezzecca is named after him.
For Great War enthusiasts the trenches on the Colle di Santo Stefano and Museum of Garibaldi and the Great War in the centre of the village are not to be missed.
The Music Day (Fête de la Musique) takes place throughout Europe on 21st June, the Summer solstice. From the early afternoon to late at night the streets of the village fill up with music of all genres and origins.
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Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Bezzecca. Further options