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TRIP TO THE MOUNT CENGIO History and nature in the Pedemontana Vicentina In the town of Cogollo del Cengio, surrounded by the Pedemontana Vicentina, you can still experience history while climbing up to the Mount Cengio. The mountain was an important site during World War I, when a famous Austro – Hungarian counter offensive known as the Strafexpedition was carried out here. This massive military manoeuvre caused the death of 477 Italian soldiers and 251 Austro – Hungarian soldiers.

It is possible to hike up the Mount Cengio from various starting points. Along the path you can enjoy great views of the Astico valley and of the pedemontana vicentina area. You can leave your car in Principe del Piemonte square (1.286 metres) and start walking on the path called Sentiero delle Postazioni and on the road Strada delle Granatiera. Walking next to military trenches and old tunnels in the rock, great landscapes come into sight. The path leads to the famous rock spur called “Jump of the Grenadier” and to the little votive church of the Sardinian grenadiers. In front of the church stands a sculpture made of splinters of grenade. The sculpture portrays a grenadier, and was built to commemorate the fallen in war who in May and June 1916 gave their life in this spot in order to stop the enemy from coming up on the mountain.

In addition to this historical complex, in Cogollo del Cengio it is possible to visit the former Italian - Austrian military cemetery of Campiello named “Major Edoardo Ricchiardi” (on the county road Strada Provinciale 349, Campiello place).

Mount Cengio (1.354 metres)
Length: 5 kilometres
Approximate time: 3 hours
The path is suitable for children, but not advised with strollers. We suggest to bring a flashlight.

In the hut located in Granatieri square (before the last hill which leads to the iron cross and to the commemorative altar) it is possible to taste typical recipes of the area.

Less than 3 hours to Milan Expo 2015.
  • Monte Cengio
    Cogollo del Cengio (VI)


The association Pedemontana.Vi Turismo was created in 2002 and it deals with tourism promotion and development of the hills of the Vicenza area. This area includes 87 towns and it is located at the heart of the Venetian hills, a place where art, history, venetian villas, old hamlets, amazing landscapes, wine and food come together. A combination which makes the tourist package of the "Pedemontana e Colli" entirely unique.
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A unique heritage, consisting of Venetian villas, historical villages, country parishes and ancient chapels, museums, ossuaries and evidence of the World War I, is located here in a portion of land which includes 87 municipalities. The renowned territory of the Pedemontana Vicentina offers several options of entertainment: hikes in the nature, activities for children, historical re-enactments and wine-and-food events.

Magical experiences are waiting for you among marvellous landscapes of the Vicenza hills and the Pedemontana Veneta, a land which extends from the Verona hills with the Valpolicella, to the Illasi valley in Soave and the Lessini hills, going through the Vicenza area with its Berici hills, the Agno valley and the Chiampo valley, Schio and the Leogra valley, Thiene and the Astico and Posina valleys, up to the Brenta valley and cities like Bassano del Grappa and Marostica, then through the Euganei hills to reach the Treviso area with Asolo and the Mount Grappa, Montebelluna, the wood of Montello and Valdobbiadene up to Vittorio Veneto and the left bank of the Piave river.

This area is particularly suitable for an active holiday, riding your bikes or playing golf or even flying with the paraglider. The territory was involved in WWI and still carries uforgettable traces of the war; it is rich in exquisite local food and drinks with its 9 wine routes, along which you can taste famous DOC wines like Amarone and Prosecco but also Vespaiolo and Torcolato of Breganze.
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