Along the river Fersina, from the city to Povo
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Passed Cornicchio Bridge, rebuilt at the end of the 18th century, go up the first cliff, walking on the characteristic Manci ascent and reach the plateau between Mesiano and Panté, where you will find a vineyard landscape. Here, particularly important is the historic aspect with the presence of monuments and the "villa landscape", typical of this hilly region. In this area you will find Villa Penner, Villa Gherta, Villa Garbari and Villa Saracini.
The way up to the Valoni street, squeezed between high stone walls and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, gives the impression of a strong rurality that had to be felt until the middle of the 20th century, when the building expansion had not yet transformed these areas.
From Panté di Sotto, crossing the square that was the politics and religion heart of the hill of Povo, suburb divided into Villa Bassa and Villa Alta. Around the square there was the town hall, the fountain, the mulberry tree under which the assemblies usually met and further on there is the Pieve complex.
Heading eastwards go up to the old route connecting Pantè, Sprè and Oltrecastello; on the side flows the river of Salè that is one of the main streams that collects the waters of the whole moraine terrace of Povo-Villazzano. Here there are a lot of patrician villas, that witness the representative social value of the hill of Trento from the 15th century. In those years the noble and urban bourgeois families settled their summer residences. In the following centuries the villas were adorned with parks of different dimensions, rich with exotic plants and monumental trees (Villa ex-Thun, Villa Cavagna, Villa Ceschi), whose remains are still well recognisable.
Before reaching the square of Oltrecastello, you can do a little detour to Doss S. Agata (575 m), one of the three hills from which Trento takes its name. The relief, morphologically suited for hillfort (in Italian "castelliere"), has been attended since prehistory while in medieval ages (13th century) was home to a community castle. The 16th century church of S. Agata, that rises on the top, carries on the tradition.
The steep eastern side of the relief is covered with a thick broadleaf forest, while the southern slope is topped with a dense plot of terraces, many of which are abandoned. These are the "frate", lands of common property that were rented to the members of the community.
The information on this page is subject to change, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is impossible to completely avoid inaccuracies, taking into consideration the rapid environmental and weather changes that may occur. Therefore, we decline any responsibility for any damage caused to the visitor. However, it is strongly suggested to check the path state, the environmental and weather conditions before going on an excursion.
The Network of Bondone Nature Reserves is not responsible for the management and maintenance of the trails. Therefore, we decline any responsibility for damages that can occur to people, animals or objects.
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Mind the indications and signages on the path
Do not hesitate to go back the same way you came
In case of an accident call the standard emergency number 112
Safety informationThe trail is completely on asphalt and doesn't present any particular technical difficulty or danger. Being it an urban trail, which has some streets without sidewalk, you must pay attention.
Tips and hints"Los_Dama!": Landscape and Open Space Development in Alpine Metropolitan Areas
LOS_DAMA! project (Alpine Space/Progetto Interreg)
LOS_DAMA! project (Ufficio Parchi e Giardini/Comune di Trento)
- The European project Alpine Space "Los_Dama!" (landscape and open space development in alpine metropolitan areas) focuses on many alpine cities' peri-urban landscapes, that are often degraded or poorly recognized.
Precious green areas inside and around our city centers are exposed to strong pressures and need focused actions. LOS_DAMA!'s partners cooperate in the project to protect, improve and connect these areas building at the same time a network of people and interested institutions in the alpine region.
Partners of the project are the city of Munich (Lead Partner), the metropolitan city of Grenoble, the city of Trento and Wien, the Piemonte region and the Urban planning Institutes of the Republic of Slovenian (Ljubljana) and the Land of Salzburg.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and the University of Tübingen (EKUT) also collaborate on the project; the project is being carried out in close cooperation with the Action Group 7 of EUSALP (EU Strategy for the Alpine Region) which is responsible for developing the ecological connectivity and the green infrastructure in the Alpine region.
More specifically, the city of Trento has declined its pilot activities with the aim of improving the environmental, landscape and social qualities of peri-urban areas. Know and make known the richness and potential of open spaces and natural, cultivated, ornamental and spontaneous green: that has been our commitment for three years.
We have worked to collect data and testimonies about the city's great horticultural heritage and to find out new areas where to create activities of shared cultivation and urban forestation.
We have worked to inventory and promote the network of trails between the city and the mountains in order to enhance the use of the intermediate territories by citizens and to improve the organization of their maintenance, as well as their recognition within the network of urban and peri-urban soft mobility.
Our actions within the project have developed through "exploration", "cultivation" and "dissemination" interventions in order to expand as much as possible our range of action.
Public-transport-friendlyYou can go to the start point in Piazza Venezia - Via S. Francesco by city buses n. 1- 3 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 and A. To come back from Oltrecastello take bus n. 5.
For further information go to Trentino trasporti S.p.A.
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