Length: around 74 km
Estimated time: 7 h
Level of difficulty: MEDIUM
A route that brings the visitor to discover the beauty of Canale del Brenta territory, a narrow valley enclosed within majestic rocky walls and the steep slopes by the river. In this apparently inhospitable place a flourish commercial civilization has developed. As a huge conveyor belt, the river connected very important centres like Trento (door of Europe), Venice and Padua. It has always been a boundary line, once among the States of Italy and the Hapsburg Empire, nowadays between Veneto and Trentino regions.
By following the ancient routes that once connected these discrete hamlets and by crossing the terraced landscape one is invited to understand the influence and shape given by human beings on the territory, the laborious life of the inhabitants of the valley and the history of tobacco which was there cultivated and hidden.
Pass through the ancient fortifications of the valley as Forte Tombion, Covolo di Butistone, Tagliata of Scala di Primolano and visit the ethnographic museum Canal di Brenta in Valstagna or the Casa Maddalozzo Musueum in Arsiè to get closer to the ancient daily way of living.
With this route the visitor will penetrate the wild and natural territory from the Cismon narrow valley up to the Corlo dyke.