the door of the Val d'Astico, on the old road leading
to Trento, leaving behind the historic brewery under
the Summano, and then the Meda’s castle ruins,
you will meet Velo d'Astico.
A place dear to Fogazzaro, who built here his "Montanina",
a country rich in history, from Velo lords, with their
sixteenth-century villa, to the ancient St George parish
church and the beautiful villa Valmarana under Cengio’s
The Marquis Antonio Roi too felt in love with Velo and
he enjoyed his holidays in his cottage, from the end
of the thirties on, partying and swimming with his distinguished
It was our farmers cooperative, more than twenty years
ago, to revive this house, abandoned for years, in a
farm holiday, and either under four major copper-beeches,
or in the neighboring house, mingle hour noise mingle
with yesterday and today voices.