Baselga di Pinè is the most important economic, tourist and cultural centre of the plateau of Pinè, in the province of Trento, immersed in an environment that offers to its visitors fascinating corners embellished by its woods, lakes and mountain trails and also proposes a series of well-equipped sports facilities.
The town's name derives from the Latin word "basilica", a meeting place for public discussions.
The discovery of coins and tombs of Roman origins, in the district of San Mauro, attest that the area subdued a period of Roman domain. The first documents that mention the existence of the village date back to the XII century and report, inter alia, that it was part of the possessions of the Cathedral of Trento. In 1253, the town became part of the Magnificent Community Pinetana, whose domain lasted for more than six centuries, until 1875.
Sites of Interest:
- the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, surrounded by the ancient buildings of the main centre, features a fine Gothic apse with tufa stone window. It was certainly built before the XIII century, attested by a series of documents;
- the Church of Saint Lucia, dated 1724, features a Baroque wooden carved altar embellished with an XVIII century painting;
- the Church of St. Joseph, built in the first half of the XVII century, enjoys a magnificent view between the massive of the Vigolana and the Adige valley, between the Brenta massif and the plateau of Paganella;
- the Church of San Rocco, built in 1914 next to the pre-existing XVII century church which became its sacristy; inside are preserved fine Baroque altars and a series of precious paintings;
- the XIX century Church of the Trinity, famous for its Baroque polychrome marble altars;
- the Church of San Mauro, a fine example of Trentino architecture;
- St. Anne's Church, dedicated to Our Lady of Caravaggio, which became the Marian Shrine after the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the young shepherdess Domenica Targa;
- the XVII century Church of St. Anthony of Padua;
- the Lake of Serraia, situated in a green valley at the foot of Mount Costalta, fairly teeming with fish and is famous for its fishing contests.