Small picturesque hamlet

The traditional feast of the patron saint, St. Lawrence, has been held every 10 August. During the festivities, a loaf of bread and one fifth of a litre of wine are distributed to each participant in the service, in accordance with the provisions of the Pious “Legato Pane e Vino”.

Cadria is the smallest, most isolated and picturesque hamlet in the area. A tiny cluster of houses of patriarchal origin, situated in a dominant position in the final part of the winding valley of the Droanello torrent, and an ancient settlement of Celtic origin.


These traditional rural-style buildings have been largely restored while maintaining their original appearance. We invite you to walk through the narrow streets of the small historic centre to discover the old fountain built in 1914 during the period of the Austro-Hungarian empire, of which Cadria was part at the time. Other buildings are adorned with flowers and wood carvings which enhance their charming rural beauty.


The ancient church of San Lorenzo stands isolated on a terrace just below the village and is surrounded by meadows, pastures and cultivated fields. Inside is a frescoed cross-vaulted ceiling with a recently restored painting in the presbytery, probably dating from the 15th century. These have always been a part of the religious building, on the exterior façade of which a fresco dated 1547 dedicated to the patron saint can be seen.  


It takes its name from the word Cader (mountain). Cadria is the only hamlet in the Municipality of Magasa and was the ancient crossroads linking Rest, Droane and Proalio, where crop-farming and sheep-farming settlements were once located.


Between 1426 and 1796, a period in which the Vestino Valley bordered on the dominions of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, Cadria was in a strategic position and represented the extreme outpost of the Episcopal principality of Trento, guarding its south-western border represented by the municipalities of Tignale, Tremosine sul Garda and Gargnano.


It is the birthplace of the ancestors of Antonio Pace, father of Domenica, mother of Saint Daniele Comboni.

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