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No 10 - Mt. Gallo Trail - Monte delle Grotte and Monte delle Basse

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Departure: Loc. Via Roverello (Galzignano Terme)
  • Arrival: Galzignano Terme (Galzignano Terme)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Length: 3.5 km
  • Difference in height: 300m
  • Involved Municipalities: Galzignano Terme
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The point of departure is by a house in via Roverello; you will easily reach it from the pass of the same name between Faedo and Galzignano. For a long, slightly downhill stretch, the trail runs through a black locust and elder brush, and an undergrowth mainly consisting of butcher's broom. Then the descent becomes steeper, and leads into a thick hornbeam and locust wood, with some sessile oaks and ashes. After turning slightly left, the trail continues on level ground and, where sunlight filters through the trees, field maples, hawthorn and wild service trees enrich the vegetation. Hornbeams gradually replace ashes. Turn right at the first crossroads, where the trail steeply descends through elders, locusts, sessile oaks and hawthorn. Turn left at the second crossroads, where the path goes on on level ground. Interesting undergrowth species include wild asparagus and black bryony. In the summer or autumn, you may smell a foul odour: it comes from a peculiarly shaped mushroom known as Phallus impudicus or common stinkhorn. The path crosses a stretch of wood from which you can spot the hermitage on Mt. Rua, the old church of Galzignano Terme, and Valsanzibio and the Monselice plain on the right. The gorgeous Historical Italian Garden of Villa Barbarigo, one of the most important both for its size and Baroque structure, constitutes almost a natural appendage of Mt. Gallo.

No 10 - Mt. Gallo Trail - Monte delle Grotte and Monte delle Basse
No 10 - Mt. Gallo Trail - Monte delle Grotte and Monte delle Basse

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