Mount Zugna, discovering Rovereto

Mount Zugna, discovering Rovereto and Vallagarina

Do you know this peak that privides a complete panorama of Vallagarina and Vallarsa? Don’t miss these interesting insights into Mount Zugna … Mountain of Rovereto par excellence, Mount Zugna (1,865 meters altitude) is an interesting and evocative place from many points of view. On its slopes, it preserves important traces of carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs from the Jurassic period, the largest cluster of dinosaur footprint fossils ever found in Italy. It can be reached by taking a pleasant panoramic walk starting at the top of the Strada degli artiglieri (Road of the Artillerymen), ten minutes from the Castel Dante Shrine.

Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

 Ostello di Rovereto - Monte Zugna Rovereto

Near the starting point of the various trails and about 30 meters from the Baita degli Alpini (Hut of the Alpine Soldiers), you can also visit the cave of Damiano Chiesa, an irredentist Austrian imperial subject who volunteered for the Italian army in World War I. Right near the cave, he was captured on May 17, 1916 and was executed two days later at the pit of the Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento.

 Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

On the other side of the mountain, the top of Zugna can be reached. Walking on Viale Schio, Viale Zugna, and contuning, you reach the town of Albaredo. From here, starts the road that climbs for about 20 minutes, passes Malga Tof, and takes us up to Mount Zugna Mountain Refuge Cabin at 1,600 meters altitude.

 Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

Near the refuge cabin, there’s an important astronomical observatory, which often organizes themed evenings open to the public. From the refuge itself, some itineraries of historical interest start. In fact, the area played a fundamental role in the history of the First World War on the Italian-Austrian front. Today, it’s still possible to visit trenches, caves, posts and fortified gun emplacements.

 Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

As a final satisfaction, you can reach the top of the mountain on a slightly more demanding path but that’s still suitable for everyone. You’ll enjoy one of the best possible views of Vallagarina.

 Rovereto Hostel - Mount Zugna

I would also like to remind Mountain Bike and Down Hill enthusiasts that the mountain offers many really fun and even substantial routes to experience!

How to reach Mount Zugna BY CAR

Departure: Rovereto

Arrival: Mount Zugna Observatory

Length: 18 km

Journey time: 40 minutes

Free parking

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Manager di Ostello Città di Rovereto e da sempre appassionato delle Cose Belle di Rovereto e del Trentino Alto Adige. Amo escursioni in famiglia e, più impegnative, con amici in alta montagna. Scrivimi e avrai consigli, suggerimenti e proposte interessanti!

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