Predazzo (Italian pronunciation: [preˈdaːttso], literally big meadow) is a village and comune in the province of Trento, northern Italian. Predazzo is located about 58 kilometres northeast of Trento in Val di Fiemme.
|Comune di Predazzo|
Coat of arms
Location of Predazzo in Italy
Predazzo (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
|Coordinates: 46°19′N 11°36′E|
|Frazioni||Bellamonte, Fòl, Mezzavalle, Paneveggio, Coste and Zaluna|
|• Mayor||Maria Bosin|
|• Total||109.9 km2 (42.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,018 m (3,340 ft)|
|• Total||4,562 (M 2,217 and F 2,345)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Philip and St. James|
|Saint day||July 25|
It is one of the main centers of Val di Fiemme (the other is Cavalese), being the most populous and widespread of the valley. It is an important road junction and trade between the valleys of Fiemme and Fassa and the area of Primiero.
Predazzo is also the home of Pastificio Felicetti, a maker of pasta.
Predazzo borders with the following municipalities: Moena, Tesero, Panchià, Ziano di Fiemme, Siror, Canal San Bovo, Nova Levante and Nova Ponente. Located at the confluence of the river Travignolo from the Dolomite Group of the Pale di San Martino, in the river Avisio, from the top of the Marmolada, it is the most upstream of the Val di Fiemme.
The city of Predazzo is part of the Natural park, Parco Naturale Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino, Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme and Comprensorio della Valle di Fiemme (C1).
Hamlets and places
Predazzo is divided in 8 neighborhoods and has 6 hamlets: Bellamonte, Paneveggio, Mezzavalle, Fol, Coste and Zaluna. Pè de Pardac (Piè di Predazzo) is the historic center and it is located between Sommavilla and Molin. Molin is located on the west part of Predazzo, at the foot of Pelenzana, and takes its name from the presence of mills and canals in the early twentieth century. Before the advent of the electric light, in fact, many manufacturers took advantage of the hydraulic force on the course of the water conveyed in canals.
Somaìla (Sommavilla), situated near the square, is considered part of the old town and marks the end of the valley Travignolo.
Poz is a very recently district, close to the municipal aqueduct north of Predazzo and at the foot of Mount Mulat. Adjacent at it there is Birreria that take the name because of the presence of a brewery (now closed) near the exit to the north of Predazzo. Borgonuovo appears to be the newest part of Predazzo. New houses built close to the horse racing and football fields. It is located south of Predazzo.
Predazzo is home of a Geological Museum of the Dolomites, which offers guests the opportunity to learn about the geological and mineralogical properties of this alpine territory.
On the road from the town to Passo Rolle is the Forte Dossaccio, and Austrian fortification from World War I.
The ski jumping and the ski jumping part of nordic combined was held here at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1991 and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003. And it is again at the ongoing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013.
- Ivo Pertile, ski jumper
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Ski Jumping Stadium
- Official website (in Italian)