There are numerous hypotheses with which scientists have tried to clarify the origin of the name of one of the characteristic valleys of Trentino. Whether it is due to the presence of forests full of stone pines (Pinus cembra) or to the former settlements of Cimbrians (members of a Germanic tribe) cannot be precisely said, but it cannot be denied that the history of the valley began a very long time ago.
A history that can be discovered richly and vividly in numerous archaeological finds, such as an Etruscan bronze vessel found in Doss Caslir (Cembra) in 1828. It is dated to 400 B.C. and shows a thanksgiving to the wine god for the good grape harvest in Lavisio, proof that viticulture has been practised in the Cembra Valley for about 2400 years. Today the vessel is in the Museo di Buonconsiglio in Trento.