On January 1st 2016, the municipality of Monclassico together with the hamlet of Presson, have become part of the new municipality called Dimaro Folgarida, established after merging together the municipalities of Dimaro and Monclassico.
A hamlet comprised in the municipality of Monclassico, Presson is a small village boasting several mansions that today is the furthest fruit growing area in Val di Sole. The silkworm growing business used to be quite important in the village in the past, when Presson was home to a large steam silk-mill where cocoons were processed.
The discovery of a loom weight dating back to the second Iron Age by Monclassico bears witness to the presence of a human settlement in this area several Centuries before Christ. The Roman presence is witnessed by the finding of dome coins. The first evidences of a village named Prexono are included in documents from the last decades of the 12th Century (1182). In the early Middle Ages the village was a centre for the administration of justice. The local community was self-ruled according to the Carta di Regola drawn up in 1586. During the Italic reign Presson was the head of a large municipality including Dimaro, Carciato, Montes and Monclassico; the same happened in 1928. In 1953 Monclassico became an independent municipality with Presson as its centre.
A church dedicated to the Madonna from Loreto was erected in the early 17th Century. The aisle-less interior has a barrel vault; on the Northern wall there is the octagonal chapel dedicated to the Madonna del Carmine and completed by a gore cupola with a lantern on top.
The church houses some magnificent Baroque wooden altars with plenty of decorations and sculptures. The 17th Century canvasses portraying the Transportation of Loreto’s house and of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
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