Moena (Ladin: Moéna, German: Mön or Moyen) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Trento. It is the largest comune in the Fassa Valley. In the census of 2001, 1,967 inhabitants out of 2,602 (75.6%) declared Ladin as their native language.[4]

Comune di Moena

Coat of arms
Location of Moena
Location of Moena in Italy
Moena (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 46°23′N 11°40′E
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrentino (TN)
FrazioniForno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda, Sorte
  MayorEdoardo Felicetti
  Total82.6 km2 (31.9 sq mi)
1,148 m (3,766 ft)
 (28 February 2017[2])[3]
  Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0462
Patron saintSt. Vigilius
Saint day26 June
WebsiteOfficial website


Moena lies on the Avisio, a tributary of the Adige river. The municipality borders with Falcade, Nova Levante, Sèn Jan di Fassa, Predazzo, Soraga and Tonadico. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Forno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda and Sorte.

Main sights

Sights include the church of San Vigilio, with a Gothic bell tower and 18th-century paintings by Valentino Rovisi, and the ancient church of San Volfango, with 15th-century frescoes and a Baroque ceiling by Giovanni Guadagnini (17th century).

Once a year the festival La Turchia takes place during the 19th of August until the 21st. According to Turkish tradition villagers celebrating an event which dates back 323 years. An Ottoman Jennaseries, wounded during the Siege of Vienna 1683 ended up here and changed the life of the village and became a hero. He fell in love with a local woman and founded a family. In the center also there is a statue of that Janissary.


Moena was the home town of Domenico Chiocchetti, largely responsible for the decoration of the Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands during the Second World War.[5]


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. "Tav. I.5 - Appartenenza alla popolazione di lingua ladina, mochena e cimbra, per comune di area di residenza (Censimento 2001)" (PDF). Annuario Statistico 2006 (in Italian). Autonomous Province of Trento. 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  5. "Italian Chapel". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-08-30.

See also

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