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The Fortress of San Martino

Comano
Outdoor
Ticket
from 5,00 €
Min. Participants: 5
5.0
Excellent
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Description

Wellness Hike: The Fortress of San Martino

Embark on a hike to the archaeological site at Monte San Martino di Lundo, one of the Alps' most extensive and awe-inspiring fortified structures, dating back to the 5th/6th century AD. Situated on a rocky ledge, it offers commanding views of the entire Comano Valley. This tour is accessible to all, making it a must-do for history buffs and mystery seekers alike. The San Martino site boasts deep historical roots, emerging in the aftermath of the Roman Empire's fall. This era saw the region become a contested battleground among Goths, Franks, and Byzantines, each vying for territorial dominance. The fortress initially served to safeguard the vital north-south passage to Lake Garda and the Po Plain. Over time, a quaint church was constructed, which remained a place of pilgrimage for centuries, long after the military outpost had dwindled in significance and was gradually forsaken. By the 1940s, the small church, too, was forgotten, and nature quickly enveloped the site in a thick blanket of greenery. Yet, the rediscovery of San Martino in 1998 marked the beginning of archaeological excavations that have since unveiled the site's rich complexity.

INFO & FAQ:

  • Bookings until 10:00 a.m. the day of the tour;
  • Start: 03:00 p.m.;
  • Meeting point: Terme di Comano car park , Loc. Terme di Comano, 6| Google Maps;
  • Transport from the meeting point - the Terme di Comano car park - to the starting point of the hike (in the little village of Lundo) is to be organised by the participants themselves.
  • Duration: 3 hours;
  • Included services: guided tour;
  • Required equipment: please wear trekking shoes and comfortable sports clothing. Bring a rucksack with 1 litre water, a snack, a spare T-shirt, a sweatshirt and a rain jacket.
  • For guests of accommodation facilities participating to the Aquavita Club, the price of the experiences is discounted by 50%. Request the discount code from the accommodation facility participating to the Aquavita Club.


Suitable for
  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Family
Meeting time

3.00 p.m.

Languages spoken

IT

No. of participants

minimum 5 - maximum 25

Altitude difference

262 m

Distance

6 km

Duration

3 hours

Price

€ 10,00 | € 05,00 Aquavita | € 05,00 < 11 years | € 0 < 5 years

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Parcheggio stabilimento termale
Comano - Loc. Terme di Comano 6
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