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Percorso Verde

Route “Verde”

Length: 2/3 horas

Starting from “Porta Monte”, at the beginning of “Le Scalette”, take the bicycle lane “R. Casarotto” and continue until you arrive in  the village of Santa croce Bigolina. then take the bicycle lane in direction of Torri di Arcugnano, and you will arrive at via Monte Lungo. There you can stop at the “Gelateria Veronica”, which produces a typical homemade ice-cream with organic ingredients. Carry on until you reach via Bisortole and then via Monte Castellaro. Here you can take the bicycle lane to reach Lago di Fimon (lake fimon). once you get to the lake you can choose to follow the panoramic route (5km long) around the lake. Alternatively you can enter the little town of Lago di Fimon by the normal road. From the town you can go to via Valdemarca, and continue until you reach via Covolo , then turn left in via Buzzolati. Now you can go to the tavern Da Carletto in via Valle dei Molini. Following this street you can reach Valle dei Molini where you can admire a beautiful and natural landscape, and the Casarotto watermill. In the following lines we are going to give details about a similar shorter route, with fewer bycicle lanes. Starting from Porta Monte on the scalette, take the Bycicle lane R. Casarotto and follow it until you arrive at the village of Longara. Then take via Grancare until you arrive at Grancare Basse. Proceed along via Palù. On the final part of the street be careful when you go downhill in via Boeca. The descent continues in a street that ends with a little bridge, from where you can follow the panoramic route of the lake.


rotonda di Longare

Route “On the footsteps of Antonio Fogazzaro”

Length: 2h 30′

This route includes cultural, artistic and literary stops which influenced writer Antonio Fogazzaro’s life and thought.

He was born, lived and died in Vicenza, which was fundamental for his literary education.

He became a senator in 1896 and was nominated for the Nobel prize.

He is not only a careful observer of the human soul, but he also loves the land and nature. As geographer and botanist he expresses his love for landscape, plants and flowers through his daily experiences, in places linked also to his childhood memories (between Montegalda, Vicenza and Valdastico). He measures space in a simple way: walking, which is a recurring element of his novels and through which he expresses the emotions of the characters.


The route starts from casa Fogazzaro and continues along Corso Palladio, passing through Ponte degli Angeli, Contrà S. Pietro, Viale Margherita, Borgo Casale and Ponte di Debba. Then take the Longara cycle path to the roundabout with the Longare clock. At this point, we recommend taking the embankment and, at the large roundabout, taking the Montegalda direction. At the exit of the cycle path you can find, on the left, the road that leads to Castello Sorlini.


CASA FOGAZZARO, Via Ludovico Lazzaro Zamenhof 363, 36100 VI

The first stop is Casa Fogazzaro situated in Corso Fogazzaro.

OASI DI CASALE, Via Ludovico Lazzaro Zamenhof 363, 36100 Vi

It’s situated just outside the city of Vicenza, near the motorway exit Vicenza Est.
It’s managed and protected by WWF.

MUSEO DELLE CAMPANE, Villa Fogazzaro Colbachini, via A. Fogazzaro 3, 36047, Montegalda (VI).
This little, but precious museum, has an extensive bell collection, which is located in different halls. Expert guides will accompany you to discover chinese gongs, little bells created by Venetian artisans and artifacts used in ancient navigations.


Built as a military fortress in 1176 to defend Vicenza’s territory from Padova. Firstly it was property of the Scala family, then it passed into the hands of the Repubblica Serenissima di Venezia. Finally, it become the property of the Sorlini family.
This wonderful castle includes Andre Urbani’s paintings and Orazio Marinali’s sculptures. 


FOGAZZARO BAR PASTICCERIA (bread and pastries) – Corso A. Fogazzaro, 85

SAN MARCO ICE CREAM PARLOUR – piazza G. Marconi, Montegalda

TRATTORIA DA CIRILLO – via Lampertico, 13, Montegaldella Here you can eat Bacalá alla vicentina between wooden walls and columns. It’s a tidy place, where you can also eat vegetarian dishes and it’s perfect for families.

BAR CASTELLO – Piazza Castello, Vicenza

Villa Monza

Route ”Ville dell’Alto Vicentino”

Length: 3h

The route ” Ville dell’ Alto Vicentino” starts in Piazza dei Signori where we can admire the Palladian Basilica, Vicenza’s symbolic monument and Palladio’s greatest work.

Turning into Contra’ delle Morette and crossing Corso Andrea Palladio we continue into Contra’ San Gaetano Pieve and arrive in Piazzetta Santo Stefano.

At the second exit continue to Viale Grappa and at the next roundabout take the exit for Strada Marosticana.

Along the road on the right you can see Villa Trissino, one of the famous villas of the province in Palladian style that dates back to 1500 (unfortunately not open to the public).

When we arrive in Cavazzale we can find the second stop-over: Villa Giacomo Zanella, particulary cherished by the poet who had it built in 1878, taking inspiration from the Scamozzian architecture.

To get to Vigardolo continue on via Giacomo Zanella , then take via Marconi and on the right of via Giacomo Prati you can find the third stop-over: Villa Valmarana Bressan.

It is a building designed by Andrea Palladio in 1542 that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Then head to Povolaro where the 4th stage of the route is situated: Villino Rossi,a rustic complex in perfect Venetian style, realized by Andrea Palladio.

The next stop is in Dueville, where you can admire Villa Monza, seat of the Town Hall and built in 1715 by the Monza brothers. 

You can also enter the Barchessa and have a coffee at the bar of the cultural center.

Villa da Porto Pedrotti and Villa da Porto Casarotto are our next stop-overs, located a short distance from each other in Via da Porto.
Passing through Vivaro and Polegge you return to the centre of Vicenza, where you can visit Palazzo Chiericati in Piazza Matteotti. The palace, seat of the art gallery of the city, was designed by Andrea Palladio and has been declared World Heritage site of UNESCO.



In Monticello Conte Otto a very special vegetable is grown: the white carrot.

Percorso Riviera Berica

Route “Riviera Berica”

Length: 2h 30′

The “Riviera Berica” route begins in Contrà Pescherie Vecchie, where the Roman thermae were originally situated. Proceed along ContràPigafetta, which takes its name from the famous  sailor and geographer  native to Vicenza, whose house is located there, turn left and continue along Contrà San Paolo until you reach the roundabout in Piazza Matteotti.Take the first exit into the cycle path that runs along VialeGiuriolo, you will then arrive in VialeMargherita, which leads you in front of Scalette di Monte Berico (the 192 steps going up to Monte Berico). Here you will find the beginning of the cycle path that will conduct you to Valletta dei Mulini in Mossano.

The first destination suggested is Villa Capra also known as La Rotonda, a treasure of Vicenza designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in the 16th century and used for hunting purposes. The dwelling is characterised by elegant geometric patterns, which reveal its profound connection with the watercourse. In the past, this watercourse led straight to Venice.

You are now in Campedello, a medieval village near the Bacchiglione River, which has stood up to many floods. Here you can stop at “San Marco ice-cream parlour”, to get some rest. We recommend expert cyclists visit the archaeological industrial area in Ponte di Debbaor take an alternative route that leads to Costozza, a cultural and artistic village, situated near the MontiBerici. Costozzahosts these monuments: the ex-Church of Santa Sofia, Villa Trento Carli and Villa Da Schio. Back on the cycle path, once you reach Lumignano you can relax at “Ai Lumi” pub or in Ponte di Lumignano at “GiornaleCaffè” pub. This area is well known for its “bisi di Lumignano”, a particular quality of peas cultivated on the terraced hills of “Sasso”. Going along the cycle path in the direction of Ponte di Castegnero you will be able to see olive andcherry trees.

For your lunch break, the farmhouse farmhouse “Al Sole” in Castegnero will delight you with typical dishes. To reach the farmhouse you have to leave the cycle path, turn right and take Via Roma, until you reach the
crossroad with Via Fontane Fozze, where the farmhouse is located.

Back on the cycle path go on until Mossano. Here you will find “Vaca Mora Cafè”,named in honour of the little train that  linked the villages of Vicenza. Then, turn right and move towards the village centre. At the crossroad to Mossano, you will see “ibagni di Mossano”, a natural spring of warm water (30°C) which flows onto the fields. Once you take the climb,on your right you can admire the beauty of Villa Montruglio. Move onto Via Barre where “Valletta deiMulini” starts, consisting of 12 late medieval buildings. The first and oldest one is called “MulinoMucchietto”. Once you get your energy back, you can finally return to the cycle path and head back to Vicenza.


  • Villa Maffei Costalunga – Castegnero
  • Villa Montruglio – Mossano
  • San Bernardino Cavern– Mossano


  • “San Marco” ice-creamparlour, Via Fratelli Rosselli 62, Vicenza, tel. 0444 532145
  • “Ai Lumi” Pub , Piazza Mazzaretto 8, Lumignano (VI), tel. 3283229669
  • “Al Sole” Farmhouse, Via Fontana Fozze 2, Castegnero (VI), tel. 0444 730211