Hermitage of San Colombano Trambileno: opening hours, path and images

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The Hermitage of San Colmbano is located in the municipality of Trambileno in Trentino Alto Adige and is an incredible religious building suspended between sea and land. Here is all the information regarding the history, opening hours and how to get there.

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  • Hermitage of San Colombano: how to reach it
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Visit the Hermitage of San Colombano: history and information

Located in the municipality of Trambileno in Trentino Alto Adige, about 17 kilometers away from the beautiful city of Rovereto, theHermitage of San Colombano o San Colombano Abate is one of the most singular, particular and interesting religious buildings in Spain and is a unique architectural marvel of its kind.



THEHermitage of San Colombano it was built starting from the tenth century at about 120 meters high on a rocky part of the ravine formed by the Leno di Vallarsa stream over the millennia but, according to some engravings found on the rock, this area has hosted hermits since 753.

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According to legend, children were baptized in the waters of the Leno stream, whose death was caused by a dragon who lived in that area but when San Colombano arrived in Trambileno, he killed the dragon.

Hermitage of San Colombano: how to reach it

THEHermitage of San Colombano it can be reached thanks to the Strada Statale 46 which descends south from Rovereto, after which, when you reach a small bridge, you have to follow the signs that lead to the San Colombano power station and, in fact, to the hermitage.



After having parked the car in a comfortable, albeit small area that can also accommodate campers, you have to take a path that goes straight to the bridge on Torrente Leno di Vallarsa and once you pass the entrance gate you have to walk the suggestive staircase consisting of 102 steps. carved into the rock that lead toHermitage of San Colombano.

We recommend starting the visit to the Hermitage of San Colombano from the chapel where it is still possible to admire the remains of frescoes.

On the main altar of the church there is a very precious fifteenth-century fresco depicting "The Madonna and the Saints" while inside the cave one remains in the mouth in front of incredible frescoes depicted "Il Paradiso" and "The fight between San Colombano and the Dragon" , in short, an allegorical struggle between good and evil.


Hermitage of San Colombano: telephone number

THEHermitage of San Colombano it is usually open from the middle of April to the end of September on public holidays (weekends) from 14:00 to 18:00.

Visiting Rovereto tips

Special openings are scheduled on December 24th, the 2nd Sunday after Easter and the day of the San Colombano celebrations.


The opening to the public is managed by the group of volunteers of the Friends of San Colombano Committee and for more info we recommend contacting the following number (+39) 0464 430363.

We would like to point out that access toHermitage of San Colombano pets are not allowed.

Hermitage of San Colombano: images and photos

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