Caxias do Sul

Estrada do Imigrante [Road of the Immigrants] Estrada do Imigrante [Road of the Immigrants]

A tour through the paths taken by the first Italian immigrants in Serra Gaúcha.

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Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, is the cradle of Italian immigration in Brazil and holds many details of this story. To get to know it a little more, you can take the pleasant tour through Estrada do Imigrante.

Along the road, you’ll find beautiful scenery, cuisine typical of the colony (highlighting the colonial breakfast, a table laden with the culinary specialties of the South of Brazil), museum, centenary stone churches, in addition to great colonial and artisan products.

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the attractions. At the local, you can rappel, climb, and contemplate the chapel inside. To visit the Grotto, you must prepare for the walk down 150 steps.

The attractions of the road also offer activities such as hiking, wagon rides, visits to wineries, and ecotourism. In addition, you can hear stories and be delighted with the presentations of traditional families, which still keep traces of the Italian culture alive.

Key information and tips

Touring gets better with a tour guide. Seek recommendations in your Inn.

June is the coldest month with possibility of snow. Dress properly.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.

Opening hours:
Each attraction of Vale Trentino has its own day and hours of operation. Some only open for scheduled tours. Refer to the local Department of Tourism.

Free entrance.

Duration of the Visit
1 day.
Telefones da Secretaria de Turismo: +55 (54) 3222-1875 e 0800 541 1875
More Info
Official website


Continuação da Rua Júlio Calegari - Bairro São Caetano - Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul

The ideal way to know the attractions of Estrada do Imigrante is through an incoming tourism operator hired in Caxias do Sul or in the capital Porto Alegre.

The ideal is to rely on the local taxi service.

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