Over the years Dimaro has become one of the most important economic centres in Val di Sole. Dimaro’s fortunes are linked to the boom in tourism that took place in the sixties. It is a starting point to arrive at the skiing resort at Folgarida and a centre for both summer and winter tourism. As well as its many hotels Dimaro also has a large number of artisans, farms and voluntary organisations. New structures for entertainment and culture, such as the Community Theatre, have also been built.
The town of Dimaro is situated on the road that from Val di Sole leads to Rendena and Giudicarie. The town has ancient origins. The discovery of an bronze sword and a coin from the time of Anthony would seem to suggest that the area was inhabited in both pre-Roman and Roman times. It appears as Imaio in documents from 1211 and as villa Jmarii in the middle of the 14th century. In medieval and modern times it formed part of Pieve and Gastaldia di Malè, and then during the Austrian government it belonged to the Judicial District of Malè. The town is situated between the streams of Meledrio and Rotian, which have flooded it Several times. The importance of the town, controlling the road to Campiglio, is marked by the existence of the ancient house of the Dazio (tax collecting house), which belonged to the nobles de Mazzis in the 16th century. During the reign of Napoleon, Dimaro was annexed to the Municipality of Presson. During fascist times it became the municipality of a commune that was widened to include Bolentina, Montes, Monclassico, Presson and Carciato. After 1946 only this latter hamlet has remained part of Dimaro. In the second half of the 20th century the town expanded rapidly due to the new tourism based economy.
On the right wall of the presbytery of the church of Saint Laurence a fragment of a mural was found (one can see the eyes and the forehead of a face looking downwards) which dates back to Carolingian times and brings to mind the famous portrayals of Saint Benedict at Malles. The lacertus was first used in the walls of the Romantic chapel and then in the present late 15th century building, which was built by Adamo di Laino d’Intelvi. The building, which was extended in the middle of the 20th century, has a splayed portal in the façade and a single nave that is covered by a ribbed vault. The apsidal area preserves several frescoes painted by Giovanni and Battista Baschenis in 1488: the Evangelists, the Crucifixion, a series of saints, the Three Wise Men. The 17th century wooden altars were carved by the workshop of Ramus and Bezzi. The murals in the hall date to 1937 and are the work of Trentino artist Matteo Tevini (1869-1946).
By following the road that leads to the Campo Carlo Magno Pass, it is possible to easily reach the “Malga di Dimaro”, one of the places closest to the hearts of the inhabitants of the central part of Val di Sole. It is situated opposite the majestic peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, the most striking of which is Sasso Rosso (Red Stone). The Malga also offers its visitors the possibility to taste and purchase cheese and charcuterie (dressed pork products) produced at the Malga. These are genuine and high quality products.