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Ponte Alto - Cognola Trento


The gorge near Ponte Alto has attracted inhabitants and tourists from the city of Trento since the 1800s. The so-called "Orrido" is a deep canyon carved by the river Fersina over thousands of years. Here, in the 1500s some of the most ancient hydraulica works in the world were built, in order to protect the city from floods. Two weirs give rise to magnificient 40m high water falls that flow through red rocks, thus creating spectacular light effects.

Guided tours

For security reasons, it is only possible to visit the gorge with a guide.

Tour times

Saturday and Sunday 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18.
No advance booking required.
Maximum number of 22 people per group.
Group tours are available at other times and on weekdays as well by reservation only.

Ticket prices

Adults: 5,00€
Children under 12 years of age: 3,00€
Pre-nooked groups: 80,00€

How to get

You can reach the Orrido by bus from Trento and Pergine. It is also possible to reach Cognola by urban bus from the city centre.


Azienda per il Turismo Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi
Piazza Dante, 24. Orari di apertura: tutti i giorni 9-19
Email: info@discovertrento.it - Tel. +39 0461 216000

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