The castle of Rovolon: from Sella delle Fiorine, a small detour can take you to Rovolon where it is still possible to see the ruins of an 11th century castle belonging to the Maltraversi family.
The gentle curves of the Euganean Hills provide a backdrop to many relaxing and revitalising walks, also suitable for families with children. One of these is the easy loop track that starts from the Sella delle Fiorine, in the municipality of Teolo, and reaches the top of Monte Grande at about 476 metres above sea level.
The nature trail takes you through woodland with chestnut trees, oaks, mountain maples, black and white hornbeams and a rich undergrowth of cistus, arboreal heather and arbutus. Also noteworthy are the panoramic stretches which offer splendid views of all the Euganean Hills, and then the Pre-Alps: from Carega-Pasubio to the Asiago Plateau, from Monte Grappa to Visentin, and finally Cansiglio.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Level of difficulty: excursionist
Length: 4.1 km
Elevation gain: 150 m.
Marker: n. 14
Rocks that Talk
There are two types of rocks that form the Euganean Hills: sedimentary rocks, the result of ancient deep sea deposits, and effusive magmatic rocks, originating from volcanic activity. Did you know that part of Venice's surface was made with Euganean trachyte?