With this hiking in the Euganean Hills along the Lorenzoni path, we will discover Monte Venda, which at 601 metres is the highest peak of the entire Euganean Hills Regional Park. We will walk through woods rich in vegetation and breathtaking views until we reach the ruins of the Olivetani Monastery.
With this hiking tour we will discover the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills (the first Regional Park in Veneto, established in 1989) a hilly area of volcanic origin of about 19 thousand hectares.
Importantly the Park protects a vast and surprisingly rich territory in which more than 1400 botanical species are concentrated, equal to about 1/6 of the Italian flora.
We leave for our hiking tour in Euganean Hills along the upper portion of Monte Venda and discover all its secrets. During the hike we will visit the ruins of the Oliventani Monastery (olivetani monks a branch of benedictine monks): a medieval monastery dedicated to St John the Baptist, of which the perimeter walls of part of the church, the bell tower and the crypt remain.
The first historical testimony is from 1197, when the monk Adamo da Torreglia, retired here to live as an hermit, then followed by the benedictine monks of Santa Giustina of Padua.
Further curiosities include that Monte Venda also holds another important secret from 1955 to 1998 it was a very important NATO base and more than five hundred soldiers worked inside this important information hub.
Trekking path of Euganean Hills. Difference in height: 200 m. Length: 7 km, in about 3 hours. Difficulty: medium.
Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.
EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.
MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour.
WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.
RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.lovivo.it,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.
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