From the starting point, once you reach the neighbourhood of S. Maria following the provincial road to Vicenza, at the first crossroad, take the Madonna del Monte. Continue for about 1km before arriving at the monumental obituary “Ossario di Castel Dante” built according to the models of fascist art between 1933/36.
Beyond the sanctuary, the gunners’ road (a 2km track with tombstones named after the fallen artillery warriors) comes to the Chapel of St. Barbara (a small place of worship devoted to the artillery protector). At this point you continue on the ex-military road until you reach the junction leading to the entrance of the forest path of the dinosaur’s footsteps (uphill there is an Alpine hut).
The road then becomes easier with travel and slopes of 5/10% after about 500m you take the crossroads to Albaredo (Sent. D. Pace) and continue on a mixed path in the woods until you arrive after about 3km to the Pra’ spring.
It meets, continuing to climb, the fungus of Albaredo, a bizarre rock form resulting from a series of weather degradation that have acted on a large block of landslides. Continue straight up to Mount Zugna for about 6 km, reaching the top of the refuge and the Astronomical Observatory. Arriving at your destination you dine at the refuge and at night you will see the celestial vault with the powerful telescope. *
The descent is in total safety with illuminated LED lights provided in the accessory package.
* The Observatory is a top-notch structure that has promoted Rovereto and the active Civic Museum since 1997 to the vanguard in the region with regard to the study of the celestial vault. The Observatory has a dome of four meters in diameter with three telescopes, the main dedicated mainly to the search and observation of weak objects; A refractor dedicated in particular to the observation of the Moon and the planets; Another refractor used solely for observing the Sun.
Meeting point & Tour departure (Parking / Train Station – distance: 100ml):
START: ore 9.00 AM – Via Campagnole, 44 – 38068 Rovereto (TN) – ITALIA
END: ore 17.00 PM – Via Campagnole, 44 – 38068 Rovereto (TN) – ITALIA
GPS coordinates: 45°53’17.07″N | 11° 2’2.05″E
Shuttle service from/to AltoGarda (Parking / BUS Station- distance: 100ml):
DEPARTURE: ore 8.30 AM – Via Matteotti, 76 – 38069 Torbole s/Garda (TN) – ITALIA
ARRIVAL: ore 17.30 PM – Via Matteotti, 76 – 38069 Torbole s/Garda (TN) – ITALIA
GPS coordinates: 45°52’15.51″N | 10°52’33.71″E
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