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No 27 - The Prince’s Trail

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: Este (Este)
  • Arrival: Este (Este)
  • Duration: 2 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: T/E
  • Length: 6.1 km
  • Difference in height: about 200 m
  • Recommended Period: from January to December
  • Involved Municipalities: Baone, Este
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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

In Este, take Via dei Cappuccini and pass Arco del Falconetto. The path can also be reached by walking along the castle walls that line the road to Calaone.

Prince's Trail
Prince's Trail
(photo by PR Colli Euganei)

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This itinerary ideally links all the literary sites encompassed by the Collina Estense Literary Park: the castle of the troubadours who composed their verses in praise of Beatrice; the archway that Falconetto built for Cornaro, patron of Ruzante; former Villa Kunkler, where Shelley wrote some of his most important works; until Calaone, where it is also possible to take a detour to the former Monastery of Salarola. Along the way you will find some of Este's most interesting architectural landmarks, such as Villa Vigna Contarena and Palazzo del Principe, as well as valuable natural features like the historical pine wood and the indigenous flora.

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