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Sentiero archeologico di Cavedine

Valle dei Laghi
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
3.9
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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The Cavedine Archaeological Trail is a route over dirt track that, through sites and archaeological finds, allows you to reconstruct the historical events over the centuries in Valle dei Laghi.

The first part of the archaeological trail follows the western ridge of Valle di Cavedine and after just a few minutes, you will come to the so-called Roman fountain, an underground masonry structure that most likely dates back to the Etruscan period, with a rectangular stone basin to collect aquifer water. The trail continues, offering a succession of other points of interest such as the Assunta capital, which commemorates the people of the valley who emigrated in the last century, but above all the Cosina di Stravino, an ancient Bronze Age burial site, as can be seen from the relics and the funerary items (flint tools, pottery, dagger) found nearby. Before returning to Cavedine, you will come across another historical site of great interest, due to the Roman origin of the funeral inscription and locally known as the carega del diaol (devil’s seat) or queen’s throne. 

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

Route info
Easy
Route number
Distance
3,9 km
Duration
1 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
100 m
Altitude difference (-)
100 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
595 m
Lowest point
505 m
Suggestions

Before continuing on the trail, it is worth visiting the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, with frescos by Valentino Rovisi, a pupil of Giambattista Tiepolo.

Safety guidelines

The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Cavedine
Directions

From the cemetery, the route continues up to the left, towards the church, where it follows the old Roman road along the western ridge of Valle di Cavedine, once a side section of the main north-south route linking Tridentum (Trento) with Lake Garda.

public transportation

Cavedine is connected by the intercity bus lines 204 (Riva del Garda – Cavedine – Trento) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Stop in the locality Marocche on request.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

 

How to get there
Where to park

In Cavedine you can park for free at the cemetery on Via Carnion, not far from the church.

This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!

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