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Hiking trail - Torre dei Sicconi

Hiking trail - Torre dei Sicconi

Photo from: APT Valsugana

The "Torre dei Sicconi" was built on the request of the bishop of Trento, Corrado di Beseno, in 1201 by Geremia and Alberto, sons of Varimberto di Caldonazzo. 

Together with Brenta Castle, it constituted a control system over the territory by the nobles of Caldonazzo thanks to its location at the top of Monte Rive, it guarded the major communication networks. It seems that during the conflict with the people from Vicenza, the castle was destroyed and only partly rebuilt. The nobles of Caldonazzo- Castelnuovo left the scene and moved into the austro-tyrolian influence. The tower was destroyed in 1915 by Genio, an austrian military, since it was easily identifiable by the enemies. On the entire area of Monte Rive, an archeological park exists and it is still possible to notice the basis of the tower and of some buildings that were part of the major fortified construction.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
  • straighten distance 5.44 Km
  • schedule duration 2:35 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 237 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 237 m
  • skip_next highest point 715 m
  • skip_next lowest point 481 m

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Safety information:

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  • Choose suitable equipment and repair kit
  • Check weather forecast
  • Setting out by yourself is more risky; if this is the case take a mobile phone
  • Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  • Do not hesitate in placing your trust in a professional
  • Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  • Do not hesitate in going back
  • In case of emergency call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Church yard

Coordinates

DD 45.989228999988 , 11.265032000007 DMS45° 59' 21.2244'' N 11° 15' 54.1152'' E

Destination

Church yard

Getting there

From the Valsugana highway 47, take the exit for Caldonazzo.

Parking

Car park in the yard behind the church.

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty E: Excursionistic Route

From the church, the path to the right is followed, which goes behind Corte Trapp. In the surroundings of a capital, the path goes up on the side of a hill, within a mixed wood, rich in chestnuts. The path goes on ignoring several minor crossroads that are of use of the near countries. In the surroundings of a turn to Località Piatelle, precise directions are found; it is necessary to go to the right where a slight downhill is found in order to reach Torre dei Sicconi, which was recently recouped in terms of archeological site, botanic garden and agritourism. During the summer season, the entrance must be paid. The way back follows the forest route that goes down in hairpin curves up to Caldonazzo Town Hall.

Equipment

The usual outfit for excursions to the mountain is required (hiking clothing and boots, a raincoat in the case of rain).

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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