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To Visit From ancient convents to a natural jewel: Gorghi Scuri

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Variant 2A

  • Average duration: 2 h

  • Length: 5,8 km

  • Difference in height: 400 mt

  • Accessibility: asphalted road - path - paved road

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Variant 2B Colline di San Benedetto

  • Average duration: 2 h 30 min

  • Length: 7 km

  • Difference in height: 400 mt

  • Accessibility: asphalted road - path - paved road

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Set off from Campo Marzio taking via Due Rogge. Walk down the street in the traffic free area until Piazza Ortigara. A route sign on the opposite side of the street invites you to turn right and take via Ponte Quarello. Once you
have passed the Longhella stream, turn left into via S. Pertini and start walking up the San Benedetto hill. After a short stretch of route, a plaque draws your attention to the no longer existing Church and Monastery of San Benedetto and the Church of Sant’Apollinare, which used to be located nearby to the south. Unfortunately, no traces are left of these buildings, except for the foundations that are now covered with vegetation. The only memory of the Monastery of San Benedetto is the gravestone of the Venetian physician Cornelio Bianchi, who restored and extended the church in 1500s. The gravestone is now preserved in the Cloister of the Church of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Marostica.
The walk continues along an unpaved road flanked by terraces with olive trees and vines, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the town walls and of the former Monastery of Saints Fabian and Sebastian.
Once at the crossroads, you will notice an ancient farmhouse on the right side.
This is the starting point of two alternative routes. Turn right to take the alternative route 2A heading to via Cobalchini – Marsan; go straight ahead to take the alternative route 2B heading to the Church of Sante Agata e Apollonia – Marsan. The main route continues on the left towards Sedea Palace. Once at the crossroads with via Sedea, turn left on the asphalt road and carry on for a short flat stretch until the road branches off. Now, turn right and walk up a short slope to reach the Berna house, an ancient dwelling of 1600s. Cross the flatland through Contrà Pianezzola and continue on the asphalt road until the Chiesetta del Ciclista. At this point, turn left to take the alternative route 2C for Piazzette – Capo di Sopra - Marostica or continue straight ahead on the main route. Cross the road and start walking up the slope to Pradipaldo. On your way, do not miss the chance of watching a rare century-old specimen of sessile oak tree in the wood.
Not far from Pradipaldo you intersect a short stretch of the provincial road known as Strada Della Fratellanza (Road of Brotherhood), which is quite busy so attention is required. Then you continue on the winding path until the next intersection with the provincial road, after which the first houses of Pradipaldo will appear. At an ancient fountain the road branches off: go left into via Zeggio and walk all the way down until you come across the last group of houses where a turn on the left will lead you into a typical courtyard. Here, on the right, a road sign points towards a narrow path. Walk along a dry-stone wall and downhill until the next path. Now, turn left, walk down several steps following the route. In the wood another route sign points to the right: follow it until you reach a house. Walk through its yard and keep going downhill. Some springs are found on this way. Then keep on the left and go past an old hayloft until an unpaved road. Keep going downhill to stay on the main route. Deviate to the right and take a path leading to the bottom of the valley to reach a natural site known as Gorghi Scuri. Go back to the unpaved road walking along a path above a rapid-waterfall which ends downstream, near a small stable. After walking past a big concrete dike, start your way down to the San Floriano valley along the La Valletta stream and reach the shrine of Contrà Capo di Sopra. Still on the asphalt road, walk southward until the shrine of Contrà Carrara-Placca. Once here, continue on the left along via Bernardi and walk past the bridge on La Valletta stream. Right after that, at the crossroads not far from the group houses located in via Meridiana, turn right and take the road that flanks the stream until the intersection with the road to Marostica. Turn right. A little further, at the shrine of Ponte Barbola, an inscription bears witness of the ancient border with the Spettabile Reggenza dell’Altopiano dei Sette Comuni (Asiago Plateau). The route continues along the left bank of the La Valletta stream that flows into the Longhella stream near the Campana bridge. Turn right at Quarello bridge and walk as far as Piazza Ortigara. Take via Due Rogge and Campo Marzio is just a few minute walk.

This route offers the opportunity to observe very different natural landscapes: the countryside, uncultivated and cultivated hilly meadows, broad-leaved plants and conifers thickets, dales, brooks, waterholes and the most diversified panoramic views. As far as environmental aspects are concerned, it is certainly the most comprehensive route of all route options in our territory. Along the San Benedetto path, where the views are open, it is possible to take many panoramic stops. Look to the south-west and admire the former Monastery of Saints Fabian and Sebastian on the Pauso hill, as well as the Pausolino hill with the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle). To the west, the view spreads over the hills of Roveredo Alto and Roveredo Basso, with San Luca in the background. Look to the north-west to observe the Asiago Plateau with the underlying hills, while Mount Grappa is visible to the north-east.
There are different rock outcrops here and there: you can come across fossiliferous limestone, sandstone and altered igneous rocks. In spring, the rows of cherry trees along the unpaved road fill the landscape with colors, while the vineyards and the olive trees are scattered almost everywhere. Very representative, even though not fully indigenous, are the conifers present along the route and on the surrounding hills. Among them, the rows of black or Austrian pine trees, the thicket of white pine and Scots pine, the stone or umbrella pine and the Italian cypress. However, do not be disappointed if you fail to see animals, above all vertebrates: it is quite rare although you sometimes come across nests or dens, the latter occupied by foxes or badgers.
If you opt for the alternative route 2B that goes eastwards, you can enjoy the suggestive landscape of the Marsan hills, with an alternation of specialized vineyards and olive trees cultivated by some local farmers. At the crossroads with the asphalt road that goes down to Marsan an unpaved road leads to the Church of Sante Agata e Apollonia. A mixed wood surrounds the small church to the north, while some decorative trees dominate the square just outside the church. The most significant decorative trees include the Himalayan cedar or deodar, the Italian cypress, the European yew and a grand walnut. Along the path leading to Pradipaldo and on the area of Gorghi Scuri, you can observe rocks essentially made up of limestone, often in more or less thin, folded layers.
The most frequent tree species in the area include: the black hornbeam, the Eurasian field maple, the sycamore maple, the downy oak and the chestnut. Next to Gorghi Scuri, where moisture and shadow are more abundant, two peculiar kinds of fern are typical, Lingua Cervina (hart’s tongue) and maidenhair fern.
In wet weather, the rivulets on the valley floor offer the opportunity to come across some specimens of the black-yellow-spotted Salamander. If you pay attention, you can also catch sight of some specimens of the European newt, especially under the rocks- On the other hand, freshwater crayfish are very hard to see as they are very rare nowadays.
The La Valletta stream has its origin at the place where the so called vallyes Valle degli Spini (to the north-east), Valle degli Speroni (to the north), and Val del Gallandolo (to the west) merge. It is fed by waters coming from the hydrographic basin that spreads among Rubbio, Pradipaldo, Tortima and the Erta districts, and it is characterised by plenty of springs and rocky ravines. Gorgeous are the wild sceneries, which are not always easy to reach, offered by the rapids-waterfalls along its bed, as in the Gorghi Scuri area. Along the unpaved road going downhill from the big concrete dike you can see a few poplar trees and some old willow trees. Some other typical species of mixed hillside woods are still present.

In this route

Accomodation

  • Hotel

    Hotel Europa

    Viale Stazione, 5/A 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77842

    Email: info@hoteleuropa.biz

    http://www.hoteleuropa.biz

    52

    74

    Yes

    Free

  • Hotel Due Mori

    Corso Mazzini, 73/75 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Email: info@duemori.it

    http://www.duemori.it

    12

    23

    Yes

  • Hotel

    Hotel La Rosina

    Contrà Marchetti, 4 marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 470360

    Email: info@larosina.it

    http://www.larosina.it

    8

    20

    Yes

    Free

    Additional activities:

    Restaurant/bar

  • Hotel

    Hotel Da Tranquillo

    Via Chiesa, 1 Predipaldo di Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 72980

    https://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/trattoria-da-tranquillo-19723a1-ita.html

    5

    9

    Yes

    Free

    Additional activities:

    Restaurant/bar

  • Tourist apartments

    Villa Cecchin Guesthouse

    Via Gianni Cecchin, 69 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 324 0848416

    Email: info@villacecchin.it

    http://www.villacecchin.it

    5

    2

  • Tourist apartments

    Suite Parolin

    Corso Mazzini,142/2 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73351

    Email: alessandrocrestan@gmail.com

    1

    4

    Free

  • Tourist apartments

    Campana Suites

    Viale Stazione, 32 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 392 6994859

    Email: info@campanasuites.it

    http://www.campanasuites.it

    4

    9

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Al Portico

    Via Consagrollo, 54 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77836

    Email: info@alportico.eu

    http://www.alportico.eu/

    1

    2

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Marostica

    Via Camplani, 60 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 339 2319547

    Email: info@bbmarostica.com

    http://www.bbmarostica.com/

    3

    6

    No

    Free

  • Bed&Breakfast

    A Casa mia

    Via Ca' Brusà, 23 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 328 7668603

    Email: info@bbacasamia.com

    http://www.bbacasamia.com

    3

    7

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Da Viky

    Via Mantegna, 12 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 328 972719 - 348 2607824

    Email: info@bebdaviky.com

    http://www.bebdaviky.com

    3

    7

    No

    Free

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Borgo Castello

    Via C.Battisti, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 347 4483241

    Email: silvia@borgocastello.com

    http://www.borgocastello.com

    3

    7

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Palazzo Sedea

    Via Sedea, 14 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77716 - cell. 331 2731945

    Email: arch.pizzato@libero.it

    http://www.bedandbreakfast.it/mobile/it/bb/20597

    2

    4

    No

    No

    Additional activities:

    Seasonal opening from 1/04 to 31/10. Minimum stay: 2 nights

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Retrò

    Via Ravenne, 36 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 819361 o 339 3935165

    Email: cristina.polita@libero.it - p71cristina@gmail.com

    http://www.bedandbreakfast.it/it/

    2

    4

    No

    Yes

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Su al Castello

    Via Cansignorio della Scala, 4 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 393 3131082

    Email: sualcastello@gmail.com

    http://www.sualcastello.it

    Yes

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Locanda Valbella

    Via Val Bella Alta, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 780377

    Email: info@allangelodoro.it

    http://www.paesionline.it/italia/bed-and-breakfast-marostica/bed_and_breakfast_in_collina

    3

    9

    Additional activities:

    Trattoria

  • Bed&Breakfast

    In Collina

    Via Val Bella Alta, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 471239 - cell. 339 2052522

    Email: roberta.alban@yahoo.it

  • Agritourism

    Agriturismo Corte Del Maso

    Via Sedea, 17 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77687 - 329 8049926

    Email: agriturismo@cortedelmaso.it

    http://www.cortedelmaso.it

    4

    12

    No

    Additional activities:

    Restaurant

  • Agritourism

    Diesel Farm

    Via San Benedetto, 2, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 75224

    Email: info@dieselfarm.com

    http://www.dieselfarm.it

    30

    Specialities: Food and Wine Tasting (to be booked)

  • Trattoria/Bar

    Nonna Isetta

    Via Nonis, 1, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424 780452 - cell. 339 8470256

    Email: munaribar@gmail.com

    Opening times:

    Wednesday closed. Open from Monday to Sunday 6.30 am to 2.00 am

    60

    Specialities: home food restaurant: pasta e fagioli (pasta with beans), Torresani (pigeon), trippa alla veneta (Veneto-style tripe), subioti di Bassano (pasta from Bassano), coniglio alla veneta (Veneto-style rabbit)

  • Brasserie

    Al Mulino

    Gobbe 60, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 350 5992041

    Email: oldmillsrl@libero.it

    http://www.brasseriealmulino.com

    Opening times:

    From Tuesday to Friday:11.00 am -3.00 pm / 5.30 pm - 2.00 am. Saturday: 5.30 pm - 2.00 am. Sunday: 11.00 - 2.00 am

    Monday closed

    Specialities: craft beer, bruschettas and sandwiches

  • Wine bar

    Al Fante

    Piazza Castello 11, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424 470811 - cell.3471866464

    Email: enotecaalfante@gmail.com

    http://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/enoteca-al-fante-20289a1-ita.html

    Opening times:

    From Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm/ from 5.00 pm to midnight

    Monday closed

    20

    Specialities: wine, snaks and local dishes

  • Osteria

    L'Angelo e il Diavolo

    Piazza Castello 41/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424/72312

    Email: lorenzo.a7788@gmail.com

    http://www.angeloeildiavolo.com

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.00 pm to midnight

    Monday closed

    Specialities: Typical Roman and traditional Veneto dishes

  • Osteria

    Madonnetta

    Via Vajenti, 21, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 75859

    Email: info@osteriamadonnetta.it

    http://www.osteriamadonnetta.it/

    Opening times:

    10.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.00 pm to midnight

    thursday closed

    90

    Specialities: Typical dishes of Venetian cuisine that can be found all year round and recipes related to seasonality and what the family garden offers

  • Pizzeria

    La Rondinella

    Bressani 14, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 709241

    Email: larondinella@hotmail.it

    Opening times:

    Monday to Sunday 9.30 am to midnight

    Specialities: pizza

  • Pizzeria/Restaurant

    Lunaelaltro

    Ceramica 33, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 478098

    Email: info@lunaelaltro.it

    https://www.lunaelaltro.it/

    Opening times:

    Wednesday closed. Open Monday, Tuesday: noon to 2.15 pm/6.45 pm to 11.45 pm, Thursday: noon to 2.15 pm/6.45 pm to 11.45 pm, Friday: noon to 2.15/6.45 pm to midnight, Saturday: 6.15 pm to midnight, Sunday: noon to 2.30 pm/6.15 pm to 11.45 pm.

    180

    Specialities: traditional dishes (homemade pasta, grilled meat, seasonal dishes), pizza, bigoli with duck sauce, baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style cod), trippa alla parmigiana (Parmigiana tripe) and sarde in saor (sardines)

  • Pizzeria/Restaurant

    Scaligera

    Montello 68/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 780385

    Opening times:

    Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 6.00 pm

    Specialities: pizzas made with different doughs

  • Pizzeria/Trattoria

    Al Santuario Ai Capitei

    Capitelli 7, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77266

    Email: capitei@hotmail.it

    Opening times:

    Open Wednesday and Thursday 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm, Friday to Sunday noon to 2.30 pm/7.00 pm to midnight

    Monday and Tuesday closed

  • Restaurant

    Ristorante Turbin

    SP72, 15, 36063 Pradipaldo-zeggio VI

    Tel.: 0424 4788210

    Email: variatidino53@outlook.it

    http://www.ristoranteturbin.it

    Opening times:

    Monday to Sunday 07.30 am to midnight

    Specialities: pizza

  • Restaurant

    Yoshi Restaurant

    Piazza Castello 3, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: +39 3249995555

    Opening times:

    Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 3.00 pm/7.00 pm to midnight, Monday 7.00 pm to midnight

    Specialities: sushi (very fresh fish)

  • Restaurant

    Panic Jazz Club

    Piazza Castello 42, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424/72707

    Email: info@panicjazzclub.com

    http://www.panicjazzclub.com

    Opening times:

    Open Monday 7.00 pm to midnight, Wednesday to Sunday 7.00 pm to 2.00 am

    Tuesday closed

    Specialities: Mexican food and fish/meat specialties

  • Restaurant

    A Betoea da Gildo

    Corso G.Mazzini, 1, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424/77584 - cell. 349 6395361

    Email: abetoea@libero.it

    https://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/a-betoea-ristorante-19825a1-ita.html

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.30 pm to 11.00 pm

    Monday closed

    60

    Specialities: Baccalà alla vicentina (cod cooked Vicenza-style), tripe, snails, frogs and game

  • Restaurant

    Ristorante cinese Oriente

    G. Cecchin 20/b, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73221

    Opening times:

    Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 2.30 pm/7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

    Specialities: typical Chinese and Cantonese dishes

  • Restaurant

    Da Bastian

    Gobbe 10/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73623

    Email: info@dabastian.it

    http://www.dabastian.it

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 7.30 am to 2.00 pm/5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

    Monday closed

    45

    Specialities: traditional meat and fish dishes (in particular fried fish). Deli service.

  • Restaurant

    Da Roberta

    Panica 150, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 470480

    Opening times:

    Open Monday to Sunday 7.00 am to midnight

    Saturday closed

    Specialities: typical dishes

  • Restaurant

    Da Rossi

    Via Consagrollo, 69, 36063 Marostica VI

    Tel.: 0424 72416

    Email: ristorantedarossi@hotmail.it

    Opening times:

    Open Monday to Sunday 8.00 am to midnight

    Tuesday closed

    90

    Specialities: traditional dishes and meat-based menus

  • Restaurant

    Il Convivio

    Pizzamano 19, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 72480

  • Restaurant

    La Rosina

    Marchetti 4, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 470360

    Email: info@larosina.it

    http://www.larosina.it

    Opening times:

    Open 24 hours a day Monday to Sunday

    Specialities: Baccalà alla vicentina (cod cooked Vicenza-style), bigoli with duck sauce, seasonal risottos

  • Restaurant

    Da Tranquillo

    Chiesa,1, 36063 Pradipaldo di Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 72980

    http://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/trattoria-da-tranquillo-19723a1-ita.html

    Opening times:

    Open Monday 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, Wednesday to Sunday 8.30 am to midnight

    Tuesday closed

    140

    Specialities: traditional dishes, game (deer, boar, hare, goat), snail soup, typical Canederli (bread dumplings), oven-baked starters, homemade pasta and desserts

  • Restaurant

    Sant'Agata

    S. Agata 9, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 471270

    Opening times:

    Open Wednesday to Saturday 12 noon to 3 pm/7.30 pm to 1.00 am, Sunday 12 noon to 3.00 pm/7.30 pm to midnight

    Monday and Tuesday closed

    Specialities: traditional dishes and vegetarian menu

  • Trattoria

    Caissa

    Mazzini 104, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 472393

    Email: info@trattoriacaissa.it

    http://www.trattoriacaissa.it

    Opening times:

    Open Monday 12 noon to 2.30 pm/7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, Tuesday noon to 2.15 pm, Thursday to Sunday noon to 2.15 pm/7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

    Tuesday evening and Wednesday closed

    99

    Specialities: Baccalà alla vicentina (cod cooked Vicenza-style), sarde in saor (sardines), bigoli with duck sauce and paella (must be booked)

  • Trattoria

    Al Sole

    Fodati 3, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 709097

    Opening times:

    Open Monday to Sunday.

    Tuesday closed

    Specialities: traditional dishes

  • Pub

    All’Angelo d’Oro

    viale Montegrappa, 20 Marostica

    Tel.: 042477838 - Cell. 3398900058

    www.allangelodoro.it

  • Bistrot

    La casetta

    Viale Vicenza 12/A marostica

    Email: jlenia.guazzo@gmail.com

  • Wine bar

    Weinerei

    Via Sant'Antonio, 16 marostica

    Tel.: 342 5670315

    Email: alessandropoli@gmail.com

  • Osteria

    Della Zita

    Via Cà Brusà, 5 Marostica

    Email: osteriadallazita@gmail.com

  • Restaurant

    Ristorante Cuori

    Corso Mazzini, 75 marostica

    Tel.: 389 2336799

    Email: ristorantecuori@gmail.com

    www.ristorantecuori.net