This loop itinerary takes place in the hills of Soave, in the province of Verona, precisely where the Garganega variety is grown (the grape variety that produces the famous white wine which takes its name from the medieval village). For your walk, wear comfortable clothing and bring a full water bottle; if you can, also turn off your cell phone and try to relax as you listen to the sounds of nature and breathe the essences released by the lush vegetation that surrounds you.
You will discover the bagolaro (European nettle) trees, also known as ‘rockbreakers’ because they love stony soils and are well resistant to drought; you will find ornielli, the so-called "manna ash" with a very sugary sap, and also robinie (black locust) and country maples.
The dry stone walls recall the rural tradition of these areas. Rows of vines as far as the eye can see and avenues of tall cypress trees will keep you company along this pleasant walk of just over four kilometres, from which you can enjoy splendid views of the Val Ponsara and the Val d 'Alpone.
Level of difficulty: easy.
Length: 4.1 kilometres.
Duration: approx. 1 hour 20 min.
Elevation gain: 170 m.
In 2022, Soave was declared "Borgo dei Borghi", the most beautiful village in Italy. Come on the third weekend of May to enjoy the Medieval Soave White Wine Festival or in September for the centuries-old Grape Festival, the oldest in Italy.