The essence of the village of Gromo is recounted by its very name: the toponym in fact derives from "groeum", which means "lump of rock". In fact, everything in the village recalls the rock, its strength, its grandeur. Gromo is a fortified village, preserved almost in its entirety: it stands perched on top of a large boulder that seems to bar the valley, a 'lump of rock' in fact, majestically observing the massifs of Mount Redorta to the north and Mount Secco to the south. The town dates back to before the 10th century, but its period of greatest development and notoriety was between the 15th and 18th centuries, thanks to its production of white arms and armour. This past wealth can still be seen today in the refined and elegant buildings of the historic centre, whose architecture recounts the centuries that saw the village shine on a national level.