No 28 - Ancient paths above Luvigliano
- Departure: Loc. Luvigliano - Torreglia (Torreglia)
- Arrival: Loc. Luvigliano - Torreglia (Torreglia)
- Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Difficulty Level: easy
- Length: 3.9 km
- Difference in height: about 195 m
- Recommended Period: from January to December
- Involved Municipalities: Teolo, Torreglia
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Time is intended for a trained hiker, it could vary depending on the preparation and the interest for the itinerary features.
Reaching the point of departure
From Torreglia or Province Road 89 "via Euganea", follow the signs to Luvigliano. There, leave your vehicle at the recommended parking lots of Villa Vescovi and take the path from via Fornetto (the road one sees on the right side of Villa Vescovi when looking at the mountain).
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(photo by Massimo Guercini)
The path's point of departure is by Villa Vescovi, a Renaissance Venetian dwelling which, because of its raised position, refined style and surroundings, is one of the villas that symbolise the Venetian domination over the Euganian territory. In front of the villa, the church of St. Martin nestles harmoniously in its landscape: Mt. Arrigon and Mt. Solone behind it, Villa Vescovi and Villa Pollini on its right and left respectively. Passing by the church and the entrance to Villa Vescovi on your right, go on along the tarmac road and then turn left on a dirt road which crosses a hazel wood; a stream on its side makes the valley floor quite humid all year long. Spinycheek crayfish and small invertebrates are quite easily spotted in the stream. The path passes by an old quarry with annexed furnace, now handsomely converted into a private house, and turns sharply right, becoming steeper and narrower, carved in the scaglia rossa limestone which is clearly visible on the path surface and on its sides.
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