||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Italian Wikipedia. (October 2009)|
|Comune di Valvestino|
|Frazioni||Armo, Bollone, Droane, Moerna, Persone e Turano|
|• Mayor||Davide Pace (Lista Civica)|
|• Total||31 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Giovanni Battista|
|Saint day||29 August|
Historical and cultural profile
The Stoni and the Gallic Cenomani, then the Romans and the Lombards lived here. The Lodrone family established in Valvestino from 1200 to 1807; then, for centuries, this has been nobody's land. It came to Italy in 1919, Valvestino was separated from Trentino in 1934, and became a hamlet of Turano.
The ancient administrative autonomy was achieved again in 1947. The abundance of pastures has always been significant for the village economy, dedicated to cattle raising that survives, still today, in summer mountain barns, with production of milk, from which famous cheeses and butter are obtained. The historicals cores of Armo, Bollone, Moerna, Persone and Turano are a crossing of small passages with peasants' high and narrow houses.
Festival and events
- Feast of Alpine troops in August in Armo;
- Feast of "Perdono" in August in Turano.
- Magasa, Province of Brescia, DeAgostini, Novara, 2009.