The Land of Volcanos
Points of Interest
Walking time: 1 hour
Altitude: 210 meters above sea level
Departure: Museum of Roncà
Picnic equipped areas
The Route of the ''10 Capitelli''
The Route of the 10 Capitelli is a panoramic and quiet walk among vineyards and hills. A circular route of about 8 Kilometers, between Soave and Monteforte d'Alpone, open all year round and particularly appreciated during the harvest.
Walking time: 3 hours
Altitude: 38-201 meters above sea level
Signage and Scenic Rest Areas
- Porta Aquila in Soave > Via Bassano > Via Mondello
- Monteforte D'Alpone Piazza Salvo d'Acquisto
Paleontological Museum of Roncà
The Geo-Paleontological Museum of Roncà was founded in 1973 by the Paleontological Association Val d'Alpone Gruppo Val Nera and today collects a collection of several thousand fossils of vertebrates and invertebrates from the area of Roncà.
- Via Garibaldi, n° 1 - 37030 - Roncà (Verona)
Museum of fossils of Bolca and La Pesciara
The Fossil Museum of Bolca, a small fraction of the upper Val d'Alpone, located in the easternmost part of the Regional Natural Park of Lessinia, opened in 1996, houses wonderful specimens of flora and fauna of the Cenozoic era. Continuing in the ideal 'Paleontological Walk', among volcanic and sedimentary rocks, we discover La Pesciara: one of the richest and most important fish deposits of the Eocene in the world, considered a symbol of Italian Paleontology.
- Via S. Giovanni Battista, 50, 37030 Bolca di Vestenanova (Verona)
Villa da Porto Barbaran
Villa da Porto Barbaran, in Montorso Vicentino at the foot of the Colle della Fratta, in the province of Vicenza, is one of the most grandiose villas wanted by the counts Da Porto between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
The original building, which later became the fascinating architecture that it is now, housed at the beginning of the sixteenth century the poet and soldier Luigi da Porto who, injured in the war, took refuge and wrote the famous novella of Romeo and Juliet.
- Via Luigi Da Porto, snc - Montorso Vicentino (Vicenza)
Villa Pisani Bonetti, Bagnolo di Lonigo
The Villa Pisani Bonetti, in Bagnolo di lonigo, designed by Andrea Palladio since 1541, the date of his return from his first trip to Rome, and built between 1544 and 1545, is perhaps the most representative work of the youth period of his activity. With it begins the glorious collaboration of Palladio, with the Serenissima.
- Via Risaie, 1 36045 Bagnolo di Lonigo (Vicenza)
PLACES OF CULT
Church of San Salvatore (Montecchia di Crosara)
Located on the hill that overlooks the current town center and called Piazza Castello precisely because there was the ancient manor, the Church of San Salvatore is a typical building of pure Romanesque style, dating back to the tenth century. It preserves precious frescoes, recently restored, attributed to Martino da Verona and Battista da Vicenza, students of Pisanello.
- Piazza Castello, 53, 37030 Montecchia di Crosara (Verona)
Church of San Zeno (San Giovanni Ilarione)
The church of San Zeno is an ancient Romanesque church with columnar basalts that dominates the village of San Giovanni Ilarione and the hamlet of Castello. Surrounded by the typical crops of this valley, mostly vineyards and cherry trees, it is located on top of a hill, from which you can enjoy a view of the entire Val d'Alpone.
Castles of Romeo and Juliet
The Castle of the Villa and the Bellaguardia Castle, known as the Castles of Romeo and Juliet, are two manors located in a strategic and panoramic position on the hill overlooking Montecchio Maggiore (VI).
According to legend, Luigi da Porto in writing the famous novel that inspired the tragedy of Shakespeare, took inspiration from the view of the two castles admirable from his country villa.
Every year on May 1st, between the two rocks, the historical re-enactment ''Montecchio Medievale' is staged.
Castello di Soave
The charming and charming Scaligero Castle of Soave is a typical military artifact of the Middle Ages and is one of the best examples of castle structure in Veneto.
RESTAURANTS - B&BHosteria del Durello - Via Cabalao, 11, 37030 Montecchia di Crosara VR
B&B La Dolce Vita - Via Adige, 11, 37030 Pergola VR
Il Convivio Trattoria - Via Vittorio Veneto, 18, 37032 Monteforte d'Alpone VR
Ristorante la Marescialla - Località Capitello, 3, 36054 Montebello vicentino VI
L’Osteria di Via Roma - Via Roma, 21, 37038 Soave VR
Locandina Cappello - Via Cappello, 16, 37121 Verona VR
Il Localino - Piazza Pozza, 19, 37121 Verona VR
Garzadori - Contrà Piancoli, 4, 36100 Vicenza VI
Il Molo - Contrà Pedemuro S. Biagio, 48, 36100 Vicenza VI
Al Pestello-Bottega Storica 1910 - Contrá Santo Stefano, 3, 36100 Vicenza VI
Where to buy typical products
- La Bottega Valbusa
cured meats, cheeses, jams, honey, desserts and more.
- Antico Frantoio Dalla Fina
Artisanal production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Aromatic oils, olive paté, Olive Bread and cosmetics for care
of the person made from natural olive extracts.
- Via Agostini, 13A, 37030 Terrossa VR
- Erbecedario della Lessinia
2 lines of products:
. Health remedies for the well-being and health of the organism;
. Phytocosmetics for hygiene and well-being of the body.
- Piazza Don Luigi Zocca, 2, 37030 Badia Calavena VR