Storo is a charming town of just under five thousand inhabitants located on the border between Trentino and Lombardy, between the mountains and Lake Idro.
The town is divided into very old districts decorated with colorful murals and interspersed with entrance halls and numerous granite fountains, which can be reached along cobbled streets.
What makes Storo a town of tourist interest is, in addition to the beauty of the town, the historical evidence dating back to the medieval era, the possibility of practicing various sports activities and excursions in the woods and mountains.
The sites of historical interest present in Storo are the Lodron palace, where the ancient feudal lords of the place lived, dating back to the time of the First Crusade and the Palazzo Bavaria, belonging to the same owners, which is located in nearby Lodrone di Storo. For both sites it is possible to participate in guided tours.
In nearby Darzo it is possible to visit the mine road, which testifies to the life led by the ancient miners and their families, who dedicated their lives to their work.
Also worth a visit are the ecomuseums present not only in Storo, but throughout the province, where it is possible to discover the ancient traditional Trentino heritage.
Sports lovers in Storo can practice many activities to train and keep fit, both in the sports hall and in the sports center and in the open air. The choice is huge: climbing, trekking, mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing, kayaking, tennis.
During the summer you can take advantage of the mild climate to go hiking in search of views that can offer glimpses of great beauty, walks in the woods in search of the many varieties of mushrooms present in the area, with which you can prepare delicious dishes, walks on the lakefront or sports activities related to fresh water.
Lovers of good food and traditional flavors will be happy to know that the town of Storo is known all over the world for the production of yellow flour, obtained from the special variety of maize that grows in the Valle delle Chiese. For the grinding of the seeds a particular procedure is followed which aims to keep intact both the aroma and the nutritional principles, which allow to obtain the original mountain polenta.
The polenta which is prepared in these parts can be of two types: yellow polenta, made from corn and yellow flour from Storo, which is obtained by grinding the maize harvested in the town of Marano; or polenta carbonera, prepared in the same way as the yellow one and seasoned with salami previously browned in red wine, butter and various varieties of long-aged cheese.
Together with the yellow polenta, capù is very often served, another traditional dish consisting of meatballs wrapped in cabbage leaves, prepared with a dough made of stale bread, cabbage, grated cheese, salami, walnuts, eggs and salt.
In the town of Storo various festivals and events are held, coinciding with the feast of the patron saint, San Lorenzo and the Carnival.