Only 7 km from Cles lies Taio, which thanks to its 2,600 inhabitants is one of the valley’s biggest villages.
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The name of Taio probably derives from the Italian word “taglio”, meaning to cut. Surrounded by colourful orchards, Taio lies slightly above the Noce river. Here you will also find the artificial lake of Santa Giustina, which has been producing clean and renewable energy for more than 60 years now. Every spring, however, the water levels are getting so low that an ancient Roman bridge and several farms and fields emerge at the lake’s bottom.
At Taio there is also the Bragher Castle, which has been constructed on a rock spur, delimited by deep gorges on three sides. The castle is considered to tbe the most complex and peculiar aristocratic residence.
Part of the municipal territory are also Dardine, Dermulo, Mollaro, Segno, Torra and Tuenetto. At Segno there is also a museum, which is dedicated to Padre Eusebio Chini, researcher, missionary and probably the most famous citizen of the village.