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"Il Pifferaio magico e le palafitte" path
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From Fiavè follow the indications to the archaeological area, as far as the car park on the right-hand side of the main road.

A family excursion to Fiavè archaeological site. Along the way, you will find clues left by the protagonists of this story.

The route is signposted with wooden signs.


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Route info
4,0 km
Activity time
1 h 30 min
38 m
36 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
684 m
Lowest point
647 m
Safety guidelines
-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Punto di partenza

The path goes past the Doss dei Gustinacci, with remains of stone dwellings from 1300 BC. Then, after a short stretch through vegetation, it borders the peat-bog, a humid area with particular environmental characteristics. Here the Carera Lake formed around 15,000 years ago, after the last ice-age. The first Mesolithoic hunters arrived at the banks of this lake in summer and, in the late Neolithic era (the first half of the 4th century BC) other men established the first village on pile dwellings. Several villages were built, later gradually destroyed or abandoned, leaving today only the wooden piles emerging from the small lake. The remains of the pile-dwellings and other objects have been preserved thanks to the peat, that is, the accumulation of vegetation on the bed of the lake. The archaeological site of Fiavé is one of the 111 prehistoric pile-dwelling sites Alpine Range recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site . The archaeological findings and relevant information on the digs and villages in Fiavè can be found in the Museo delle Palafitte (the Pile-DwellingsMuseum). The path continues after the archaeological site and, thanks to a wooden walkway, connects to a gravel road that passes close to the peat bog at the edge of fields. Another walkway crosses a marshy area where frogs and insects live, and then re-joins a gravelroad alongside woods and the countryside.

How to get there
From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme go in the direction of Fiavè, then continue towards the archaeological site (8 km).
Where to park
Free parking lots in Fiavé (loc. Pineta).

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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