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Petroglyphs in the Val d'Assa.

Val d’Assa

The deep valley which divides Canove from Roana, in the homonymous municipality, preserves the oldest traces of human presence on the Asiago...
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Riparo Battaglia

Riparo Battaglia (Battaglia shelter)

The “Riparo Battaglia,” in the Prunno locality in Asiago, stands among the seasonal settlements of the Upper Paleolithic. It is a protrunding...
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La piana di Marcesina (foto: Sergio Dalle Ave)

Marcesina

The plain was frequented by hunters and gatherers since the end of the glacial period, 11,000 years B.C. “Riparo Dalmeri” is the most interesting...
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Villaggio preistorico del Monte Corgnon

Val Lastaro – Monte Corgnon

Two significant prehistoric sites are also located in the eastern part of the Plateau, in Val Lastaro (1,060 metres, less than 3 kilometres as...
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Il villaggio del Bostel (foto: Sergio Dalle Ave)

The Bostel

This important archaeological site – the first permanent village of the Plateau – lies less than a kilometre to the south – east of Castelletto,...
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Il Museo Archeologico dell'Altopiano, a Castelletto di Rotzo

Castelletto Archaeological Museum

At the beginning of the road leading to the archaeological site of Bostel, a museum with artefacts from various archaeological sites of the...
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Institute of cimbrian culture – Roana

The Institute was founded in 1973 in Roana, in order to register the forms of this language still spoken, and to investigate the questions...
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La chiesetta di Santa Margherita a Rotzo

Church of Santa Margherita (St. Margaret)

Located along the provincial road that from Rotzo leads to Pedescala, it is deemed the oldest church in the Plateau by a report of a bishop visit...
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La torre scaligera a Enego

Torre scaligera

A Roman presence was found in the Enego territory at the Tower of Bastia, towards the bottom of the valley, perhaps soldiers in transit. This...
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Campana (Lusiana)

Campana, one of the 25 hamlets and districts in which the town of Lusiana is divided, has a tower with at its base one of the oldest bells in...
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La Calà del Sasso, con i suoi 4.444 gradini in pietra.

Calà del Sasso

Built in 1388 by the municipality of Asiago to evade the heavy taxes imposed by the neighbouring municipalities for the communications with the...
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Valle dei Mulini a Gallio

I mulini di Gallio

Since the 16th century the presence of some factories for tanning leather, moved by the water of the stream, is documented in the valley of Valle...
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Il Palazzo della Reggenza, oggi municipio di Asiago.

Palazzo della Reggenza (Regency Palace)

The Federation of the “Sette Comuni” (Seven Municipalities) was ruled by a Council (named “Reggenza,” Regency) composed by 14 councillors, two...
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Il cimitero militare della Brigata Sassari, sul monte Zebio.

Monte Zebio

The Monte (mount) Zebio is the original core of the Ecomuseum of the Great War, the place where the different phases of the conflict and military...
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Il Sacrario Militare del Leiten ad Asiago (foto: Sergio Dalle Ave)

Il Sacrario

The War Memorial of Asiago, the most visible monument of the Plateau, is one of the ossuaries of the First World War: it houses the remains of...
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Rifugio al Termine

The high Val d’Assa is the main link between the Plateau and the Trentine, and for centuries the “Termine” was not only the border between two...
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Galmarara - Campo Gallina

Malga Galmarara

You reach Malga Galmarara by car, leaving the state road of the Val d’Assa shortly past the former Osteria alla Cut and going right along the old...
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Cima portule (foto: Roberto Costa Ebech)

Cima Portule

The Portule is the Mario Rigoni Stern’s most beloved mountain. From its summit, the view is impressive, and all around you can see the Plateau of...
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Monte Ortigara

The Ortigara is one of the most popular destinations of the Asiago Plateau, with decades of continuous pilgrimages from all over Italy, before by...
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La strada militare verso Cima XII

Cima XII

It’s the highest peak of the Asiago Plateau, the one that as a child Mario rigoni Stern dreamed of reaching. The area is rich in...
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Monte Fior – Castelgomberto

Monte Fior – Castelgomberto is a very interesting area for the historical aspect (during the war this area was called “the key of the...
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Lo strapiombo del monte Cengio

Monte Cengio

The last bulwark against the breakage of the Austrian army towards the Venetian plain during the Strafexpedition, Monte Cengio (Mount Cengio,...
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Sasso di Asiago

Sasso

The only “frazione” (partition) of the municipality of Asiago, Sasso is reachable travelling along the beautiful Val Chiama with a deviation from...
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Forte Interrotto (ph: Roberto Costa Ebech).

The forts

The system of fortifications built during the years before the outbreak of World War I constitutes, together with the network of trenches and...
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Cimitero militare inglese di Val Magnaboschi

Monte Lemerle – Val Magnaboschi

Among Monte Lemerle, Val Magnaboschi and Monte Zovetto, sacred area of the Italian infantry, in 1916 some of the fiercest battles of the Great...
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The Gadda’s oak and the writers of war

Actually it is a huge beech, which can also be seen along the road 349 that leads from Treschè to Canove, and which, according to tradition, was...
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Historical museum of the first world war

Housed in the former railway station of Canove and gradually expanded over the years, in 14 themed rooms for a total of 600 square meters it...
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Other war museum

Among the several minor collections on the Plateau dedicated to the war (Treschè Conca, Sasso di Asiago, Enego, the same War Memorial), the...
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Il Sentiero del silenzio

Il Sentiero del silenzio (The Path of silence)

In Campomuletto, in the Gallio area, you will find this fascinating route through the woods, with a dozen artwork installations designed to...
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The train

The Piovene-Asiago railway line was inaugurated in a snowy February morning of 1910, just over 25 years after the submission of the first...
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Il ponte di Roana (foto: Roberto Costa Ebech

The bridge at Roana

The problem of the connection between Canove and Roana overcoming the Val d’Assa took a long public debate in the late 19th century, and led to...
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Sacello di Granezza

La piana di Granezza

Battlefield area during the Great War, as evidenced by the English cemetery, which among others houses the remains of the writer Vera Brittain...
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Il paese di Camporovere

Camporovere

In the night between August 8 and 9, 1944, the fascists burned down half of the village of Camporovere, 74 houses, in retaliation against two...
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L'antica segheria della Romita

Ex segheria della Romita

In the short story “La segheria abbandonata” (The Abandoned Sawmill), Rigoni Stern reconstructed a fine episode of human solidarity occurred in...
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A malga Fossetta, sulle tracce dei

Malga Fossetta

The area of Malga Fossetta was the theatre of the two great Nazi-Fascist mopping-ups of June 5 and 10, 1944, which dispersed the “picco...
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L'Altar Knotto

Altar Knotto

The large rock formation overlooking the Val d’Astico, at 1334 metres above sea level in the territory of Castelletto di Rotzo, has always been a...
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La voragine del Tanzerloch

The caves

The second karstic massif in Europe, the Plateau is crossed by many underground caves. Over 3000 of them have been explored, the deepest of which...
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The City of rock and the “Castelloni”

The rock formations known as “Cities of Rock” for their shape is reminiscent of small skyscrapers, even if the apparent overlap of the layers may...
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The bogs

Among the most unusual environments of the Plateau there are the Marcesina’s bogs, included in the “Sites of Community Importance” by the...
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Museo naturalistico didattico

Didactic museum of natural science

The natural environment of the Plateau is reflected in the Asiago Didactic Nature Museum, dedicated to the memory of Patrizio Rigoni, an...
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Il Museo dell'acqua

The museum of water

Designed by the Settecomuni Speleological Group and opened to the public in 2009 in a rural building in Kaberlaba, the Museum collects, organises...
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Osservatorio astronomico di cima Echar

Astronomical observatory

Somewhere in the skies there is an asteroid that bear the name of 12811Rigonistern. The astronomers Ulisse Munari and Maura Tombelli discovered...
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Museo alle Carceri (Asiago Prison Museum)

The building of the former prison, which now houses a fascinating museum lovingly restored and transformed into an exhibition centre, was built...
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Il Museo dei Cuchi a Tresché Cesuna

Museo dei Cuchi (Whistles Museum)

“The whistles were standing in rows on boards laid on trestles: in front, the little ones that cost ten cents were the simplest: a five...
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Painted quarry of Rubbio

In some abandoned marble quarries, east of Rubbio, the artist of Bassano Toni Zarpellon has created some very original artistic itineraries. In...
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An art installation at the Sojo Park.

Ecomuseum of Lusiana

  The arrangement given in recent years by the municipality of Lusiana to its historic, natural and cultural treasures is particularly...
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Churches

Asiago The Duomo of San Matteo (St. Matthew), the main church of Asiago, was first built in 1393. After the destruction during the Great War it...
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The other places of Mario Rigoni Stern

If we exclude the war period and a few trips, Mario Rigoni Stern moved very little from Asiago after his return from military service, Russia and...
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Aosta Valley and Piedmont

1) Aosta; 2) Val Formazza; 3) Champorchet; 4) Cogne; 5) Val Veny; 6) Val Soana; 7) Piccolo San Bernardo. Click on the numbers to read the...
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Trentine

1) Val di Fiemme Click on the numbers to read the deepening.
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Albania

1) Monti Morava (Gur i Topit); 2) Leskovik. Click on the numbers to read the deepening.
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Russia

1) Rikovo; 2) Rossoš; 3) Il caposaldo (Ukranska Bujlovka); 4) Podgornoe; 5) Nikolaevka; 6) Gomel. Click on the numbers to read the deepening.
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The captivity and the return

1) Hohenstein (ora Olsztynek); 2) Lamsdorf (now Łambinowice); 3) Passo Präbichl (Stiria); 4) Graz. Click on the numbers to read the deepening.
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