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From Santa Barbara al Monte Stivo

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  • La piana di Sant’Antonio
    La piana di Sant’Antonio
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Distance 11.5 km
4:27 h
863 m
863 m
2,038 m
1,174 m
Panorama of Monte Stivo
Monte Stivo, particularly popular with ski tourers and hikers, offers an impressive view of the valley bottoms of Alto Garda and Vallagarina and of the peaks of south-eastern Trentino (Caré Alto, Presanella, Brenta). Moreover, this mountain is also historically interesting, as it was involved in the battles of the First World War. Although the front did not pass directly by the summit, it was nevertheless involved, as a so-called second front. Heavy guns were brought up on the Stivo and a radio station was set up, while the Rifugio Marchetti served as a logistics centre. The mountain was accessed by two material cableways: one started in Vignole and had a middle station in the village of Castil (1105 m), the other allowed the exchange of material with the Creino garrison. This mountain can also be reached from Patone (Isera), via Passo di Bordala (4.3 h) and from Bolognano di Arco, via Salve Regina (2.5 h).

From Santa Barbara (1169 m), we go by car via Sant' Antonio, a popular picnic area for Sunday risers (village of Le pozze, 1220 m, fountain, car park). Leaving the Centro Ippico Abete Rosso and the Baita Castil on our left, we come to a crossroads where we could turn off towards the Castello di Castil of the Lords of Arco (XIII – XVIII sec.; 0,5 h), of which only a tower remains. Continue along the road that is still passable (Sat 608 bis) until you reach La Presse (1480 m; 0.5 h; junction with Sat n. 608 that descends from Bolognano di Arco). On stony ground (exposed to the sun in summer) and with a wonderful view of the Basso Sarca valley and Lake Garda üwe cross the Malga Stivo pastures (cows, goats and horses). We then reach Rifugio Marchetti (2012 m; 1.25 h), named after Prospero Marchetti, co-founder of the SAT and its first president. From here, in a few minutes, we reach the summit of Monte Stivo (2059 m), characterised by a 360° panorama and the remains of the Schützengröben.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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