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A walk through local history
Comano
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
6:00
Duration in hours
Distance
17.6
Distance in km
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An itinerary to discover the Lomaso highland with the Franciscan cloister, the castles and the churches, reaching at the end the Museo delle Palafitte di Fiavé (Stil-houses Museum) and its archaeological site, dating back to 2300 B.C., one of the 111 pile-dwelling areas of the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary: Ponte Arche, Campo Lomaso, Dasindo, Stumiaga, Fiavè archaeological site, Favrio, Dasindo, Vigo Lomaso (shortcut from Dasindo, Vigo Lomaso, Poia, Ponte Arche).
The route is marked with red footprints.

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Route info
Intermediate
Distance
17,6 km
Activity time
6 h 00 min
Ascent
440 m
Descent
343 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
672 m
Lowest point
391 m
Suggestions

The Pile-dwellings Museum in Fiavé with its collection, unique in the whole of Europe, showing artefacts, cooking utensils and tools that will transport you back to the Bronze Age.  

 

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 118

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
Giardino al Sarca di Ponte Arche/Comano Terme
Directions

From Giardino Al Sarca take the footpath that runs along the entire river Duina walking up towards the Carabinieri station until you reach Campo Lomaso. When you arrive near the Franciscan convent, continue straight through the countryside. You will spot on the right, through the trees, Castel Campo, now a private residence. As you approach the end of the plain, where the crop fields start spreading uphill and the road enters the woods, turn left onto a paved road that leads swiftly to Dasindo. Here, you will find a sanctuary dedicated to Madonna Assunta, Our Lady of the Assumption, enriched with beautiful frescoes by Simone Baschenis. Continue walking up, bearing right, to reach Stumiaga and then Fiavè, with its Pile-dwelling Museum located in the town centre. After visiting the museum, continue towards the archaeological site of Fiavè, one of the 111 alpine pile-dwelling UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here, follow the signposted path leading to the birdwatching towers. At the end of the circular path around the archaeological site, continue towards Fravio, where you will enjoy stunning views across the Brenta range. Afterwards, descend to Dasindo and continue for Vigo Lomaso. Here, you can visit the church dedicated to San Lorenzo that stands on a grassy terrace overlooking the town. Dating back to 1206, it’s one of the oldest churches in Trentino, second only to the cathedral in Trento. Leave the church and turn left on a secondary road that leads, ascending and descending, to Poia first and then Ponte Arche.

How to get there
From Ponte Arche tourism board descend on the road that goes towards the Park of the Thermae. After 50 metres you will find a car park, that will be the starting point of this tour.
Where to park
Free parking at Ponte Arche / Comano Terme.

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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