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To Visit Nature trail of San Benedetto

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The route starts from the north point of via Sant'Agata in the hamlet of Marsan, opposite the restaurant Sant'Agata where visitors can leave their car. The itinerary starts from here, on an asphalt road and uphill to the north. After a short stretch, a visit can be paid to the little church dedicated to Saints Apollonia and Agata (probably of Lombard origin), which stands on a hilly part north-east of the starting point. Alternatively, follow via Sant'Agata, always on an asphalted road. Some basalt outcrops visible on the way remind of the existence of the Cava Del Monte Gloso quay, which was eventually closed in 2007. The quay used to produce rock of volcanic origin with a dark, almost black, basaltic composition, due to the presence of various minerals (including iron oxides and manganese). The basalt pebbles were used for railway applications, while smaller fragments were used to pave roads and squares. After about 100 meters the road becomes unpaved and goes slightly uphill. A house surrounded by olive trees is located on the right-hand side, while a meadow is visible on the left. Walking further, the road becomes flat and then begins to descend to a crossroads of paths until a rural house on the left. Continue straight on along the unpaved road: the vicinal road of the hills of San Benedetto begins at this point. After an initial mild ascent, the surrounding environment is easier to observe: small hills adorned with cypresses or pine trees, glimpses of tree-lined avenues with cherry trees, groves of oaks, chestnut and birch trees. At the next intersection, near a large building, there is a fountain. A well-kept vineyard is visible from here, which extends in steps on the hillside, below the manor house which occupies the highest position. From the crossroads, continue southwards on a more or less flat path for a few hundred meters until a house with a majestic century-old tree in the front yard: it is a very impressive a European nettle tree (or "stone crusher" as the locals call these trees), which the residents preserve with utmost care. At this point the road becomes a bit bumpy and wheelchaired visitors are required to pay great attention.
Continuing a little further, you can enjoy other views to the west: the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle) and the adjacent hills until their grafting on the side of the Asiago Plateau, the basins of Vallonara and Valle San Floriano up to the Campana bridge, and the Mount Miesa, which separates the two hamlets of Marostica. This is the stop point of the route and visitors need to go back walking the path backwards as the next stretch of the vicinal road of San Benedetto, which becomes a path, is not practicable. The way back still offers much satisfaction: the landscapes are almost always different from those observed on the outward journey, because of the opposite points of view. Take a chance to more carefully admire  the environmental variety, the profiles of the hills, the tree-lined avenues, the woods of pine and fir trees, the valley floor covered with mixed woodland, the views of the plain to the south-east, the Asiago Plateau to the north, and the Mount Grappa at a distance to the northeast.
 

In this route

Accomodation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Agritourism

    Agriturismo Ca' Tres

    Via Nonis, 48 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 75784

    Email: info@agriturismocatres.it

    www.agriturismocatres.it

    5

    9

    No

    Additional activities:

    Sale of local products: asparagus, cherries, strawberries

  • Agritourism

    Agriturismo Al Filò

    Via S. Agata, 1 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 781150

    Email: info@agriturismoalfilo.it

    www.agriturismoalfilo.it

    5

    10

    Yes

    Free

    Additional activities:

    Restaurant

  • 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

    Da Pion

    Via Scomazzoni, 5, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 470675

    Email: info@agriturismodapion.it

    http://www.agriturismodapion.it

    Opening times:

    Open in the evening from Friday to Sunday

    Specialities: Marostica cherries PGI jams

  • Agritourism

    Cà Tres

    Via Nonis, 48, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 75784

    Email: info@agriturismocatres.it

    www.agriturismocatres.it

    Opening times:

    Friday and Saturday from 7.00 pm to midnight, Sunday even at noon - other days can be booked

    Specialities: seasonal food

  • Agritourism

    Al Filò

    Via S. Agata, 1, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 781150

    Email: info@agriturismoalfilo.it

    www.agriturismoalfilo.it/

    Opening times:

    Thursday to Saturday open only in the evening, Sunday open for lunch and dinner

    Specialities: seasonal food

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Bistrot

    Casa Bistrot

    Via Marsan, 61

    Tel.: 3899095964

    Email: tamaramuraro12@gmail.com