Parco Regionale dei Colli Euganei

No 12 - Mt. Fasolo Trail

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Flora
  • Departure: Loc. Sant'Antonio - Cinto Euganeo
  • Arrival: Loc. Sant'Antonio - Cinto Euganeo
  • Duration: 1 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
  • Length: 3.5 km
  • Difference in height: 80m

The trail starts at the St Antonio shrine at the top of the road from Faedo (Via Giarin). The first stretch runs level through a forest of hornbeams, ash trees and white oak with typical ground cover that features plenty of butcher's broom, wild service trees and moro mato, a plant originally from east Asia. Turn left at the fork in the road and, walking slightly uphill in a bright, sunny forest, you'll notice the Judas tree, which legend has it is the tree Judas hanged himself from. After the climb levels out, you'll walk through a much denser and darker stretch of forest where the first chestnut trees indicate a change in sun exposure, as the hillside now faces north-east. Along the edge of the path, it's easy to notice an extremely interesting plant among the herbaceous vegetation, believed to be a glacial relict and among the most microthermal plants of the Euganean Hills: alpine barrenwort and, in the surrounding undergrowth, bracken. The path continues on level ground with chestnut trees becoming increasingly prevalent and gradually replacing the mixed woodlands. The path starts to climb once more and the mixed, bright woodland reappears. After this brief climb, you pass by a fence on the right and continue on level ground, noticing the sedimentary rock emerging from the ground on the left (Scaglia Rossa pink limestone).

Further information
Mt. Fasolo
Mt. Fasolo
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