ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF THE RURAL CIVILIZATION
The Museum of Rural Civilization at Riva di Vallarsa offers the possibility of a journey into the history of the valley and, as it is through the passing of time, the life, work and economy have changed. The reconstruction of some characteristic stages, tells when the stories were told about the hearth, the fire illuminated and warmed everyone. In the separate section, you can find the exhibition of tools for pastoral farming, which tells about the fatigue of man and how much he lived in contact with nature. www.museovallarsa.it
ARLANCH WATER MILL MUSEUM
By following various nature trails or comfortably by car, you can reach the small Arlanch hamlet located on the banks of the Leno stream, not far from our hotel, to visit the recently restored village’s old mill. www.museovallarsa.it
MILITARY SACRARY OF PASUBIO
The Pasubio massif is one of the “sacred” mountains of the Italian Great War: its picks and its “teeth” surpass the 2000-meter-high altitude, so it was decided to make the “Ossario” in an area easy to reach and more equipped to accommodate annual commemorations, which are generally held on the first Sunday of July. The war memorial, also visible from a large distance, is preceded by a large square where various pieces of artillery are placed: this is a prestigious rationalist building. www.ossariodelpasubio.it
The hermitage is reached by walking a short path and a staircase of 102 steps. Dug directly into the rock, San Colombano’s hermitage is built half-height over a 120-meter-high slope. Protected by the weather from a natural rock roof is dedicated to the saint who, according to legend, as a young knight killed the dragon that caused the death of children baptized in the waters of the underlying Leno stream. The hermitage seems to have been inhabited since the year 753; the date of construction of the church and of the annexe hermitage dates back to the X century.
The city of Rovereto, about fifteen kilometers from our hotel, it’s a city suspended between avant-garde and tradition, Rovereto awaits you for a dip in the historical and contemporary culture: Mart and House of Art Futurist Depero, Italian Historical Museum of War and Bell of the Fallen, Civic Museum and Palazzo Alberti Poja. The ancient heart of the city encloses an open-air museum of medieval and Venetian history. We advise you to attend one of the many festivals – Oriente – Occidente, Mozart, Archaeological Cinema, Future Present, Peace Trail – which the city offers throughout the whole year.
For those who love hiking there is only the embarrassment of choice, on foot or by mountain bike (available from the hotel).
Through the frontline of the Great War, from the fortifications of Monte Zugna, Passo Buole and the Carega group to the spectacular Little Dolomites.
Walking in the battlefields of the Great War, not to forget.
The complete route takes 30 days of walking and a good workout. Nevertheless, if you choose only some of the 35 stages, it will take a day or two to immerse you in this secular “pilgrimage” between the Baldo and Pasubio Mountains.
Medium difficulty excursions:
In Matassone, less than half an hour by car from Rovereto, on provincial road n. 89, you can visit the bunker field.
The recent restoration of the fortification allows passing through trenches, walkways and machine guns posts for have a spectacular panoramic view of the valley, Zugna and Pasubio, where between 1915 and 1918 the Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers clashed into a bloody fight.
Leaving the car in the town of Giazzera, take the forest road.
The trail takes place in the woods of Cheserle Valley..
Once you reach a Cheserle dumpling, you will continue along Route 132B in the direction of Lancia shelter.
THE ROUTE OF THE HEROES:
From the Passo Pian delle Fugazze you can reach the top of Pasubio, the Italian and Austro-Hungarian “teeth”, the dell of the Lancia and the Colsanto.
Numerous paths, including the impressive 52 Tunnels Road, lead to huts and mountains with magnificent views.
LEAD TO CAREGA GROUP:
The climb to the top Carega, an impressive limestone massif, whose tops dominate Vallagarina on the southern border of Trentino, offers hiking enthusiasts great emotions and satisfaction both from the landscape and from the physical point of view.
Once you arrive at the Fraccaroli 2230 m shelter, just below the Cima Carega, you will enjoy an immense panorama that opens both to Pasubio and to the whole valley.
52 TUNNELS ROAD:
This excursion allows you to go through an “opera” of extraordinary military engineering that leads from Bocchetta Campiglia to ‘Porte del Pasubio’. The constructed galleries allowed the troops to get supplies up on Pasubio being sheltered from enemy operations.
The “historic 52 Tunnels Road” runs easily starting from Xomo pass or reaching Bocchetta Campiglia where you can leave your car.
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