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Walking between Cologna Veneta and Zimella, landscapes made of land and water

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  • Municipio di Cologna Veneta
    / Municipio di Cologna Veneta
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  • / Il Mandorlato di Cologna Veneta
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  • / Lungo il percorso
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  • / Fiume Guà
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  • / Lungo il percorso
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  • / Ponte sul Guà a Zimella
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  • / Lungo il percorso
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  • / Lungo il percorso
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  • / Vecchio Mulino a Zimella
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  • / Chiesa di Zimella - Facciata
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Consorzio Pro Loco Verona Est
  • / Lungo il percorso
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Consorzio Pro Loco Verona Est
  • / Vecchio Mulino a Zimella
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Consorzio Pro Loco Verona Est
  • / Lungo il percorso
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Consorzio Pro Loco Verona Est
  • / Riproduzione Grotta di Lourdes a Zimella
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Consorzio Pro Loco Verona Est
m 150 100 50 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Museo Civico … Veneta Fiume Fratta Torre Civica o Torre dell'Orologio Teatro Sociale Municipio di … Pretorio

A pleasant walk between two villages of the Veronese plain, along the Guà River, in a beautiful environmental and natural setting to admire wide views and memories of the passages of ancient civilizations

easy
Distance 3.6 km
1:00 h
6 m
7 m
26 m
19 m

A pleasant walk in the green between two villages of the Venetian plain in the beautiful countryside not far from Verona, surrounded by rural landscapes and historical ruins.

You can start from the city of Cologna Veneta, where the current Town Hall (once an ancient castle) protects the past splendours of famous medieval seigneuries: from the Este to the Scaliger, from the Visconti to the Carraresi of Padua. The itinerary continues along the Guà River, one of the protagonists of this trail. Water element will surprise you as well as the soil of the plain and its extensive cultivations that, on clear days, offer breath-taking views ranging from the Euganean Hills to the Dolomites.

The arrival in Zimella will leave you speechless. There, you will find a piece of industrial archaeology: an ancient mill dating back to 1824 driven by 5 water wheels, which, thanks to the current of the Guà River, used to move 4 millstones.

The itinerary can be enjoyed all year round but it is recommended during the second week of December during the famous Nougat Festival, a Christmas cake typical of Cologna Veneta. The event has obtained the "Quality Festival" certification from the National Pro Loco Union of Italy.

Author’s recommendation

Discover the small place of meditation and spiritual quiet reproduced in the Grotta of Lourdes designed by Blessed Fra' Claudio Granzotto a few steps from the parish church of Zimella.

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Update: February 25, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
26 m
Lowest point
19 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Torre Civica o Torre dell'Orologio
Municipio di Cologna Veneta - Palazzo Pretorio

Safety information

Remember to assess carefully the type of path you are going to take, the places you are going to visit and the current season. Did it rain? Caution! The paths will be much more slippery and therefore you will need to be very careful.

Be sure to tell someone where you are going and how long your hike is supposed to last.

112 is the telephone number for emergencies.

Local authorities and associations in the areas concerned do not assume any legal responsibility for any damage, or accidents, to people and things that may occur along the signposted routes.

SAFETY WARMING:

  • The itinerary is a dirt path in a floodable area, which can also be covered by bicycle; in some partsit looks like a cycle path
  • It is recommended to keep a safe distance from the river banks and ditches
  • Access during the flood is forbidden

RESPECT THE TERRITORY:

  • Do not throw on the ground paper towels, cans, glass or plastic bottles, candy wrappers and much less cigarette butts or packs.
  • Take your waste with you or wait until you find a litter bin.
  • Respect the flora, fauna and crops, do not pick fruit or wild plants; they may have received phytosanitary treatments.
  • Report any disorder or abnormal behaviour in the town hall.

Tips and hints

PRO LOCO COLOGNA VENETA

proloco.cologna@gmail.com 

 

PRO LOCO ZIMELLA

zimellaproloco@hotmail.com  

 

ASS. STRADA DEL VINO SOAVE

Tel. 045 7681407

associazione@stradadelvinosoave.com    

www.stradadelvinosoave.com 

 

CONSORZIO PRO LOCO VERONA EST 

www.consorzioveronaest.it 

  

Start

Via Cavour, in front of the Town Hall of Cologna Veneta (VR) (24 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.309591, 11.383653
DMS
45°18'34.5"N 11°23'01.2"E
UTM
32T 686853 5020107
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Destination

Piazza dalla Valle Don Umberto, 3 - Zimella (VR)

Turn-by-turn directions

It is always recommended to download the gps track to avoid unpleasant situations and live a great experience.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

If you are travelling by motorway, the closest exit to the centre of Cologna Veneta is:

The Montebello exit on the A4 Serenissima, Turin-Trieste motorway, 14,08 km from the centre

The Soave - S. Bonifacio exit on the A4 Serenissima, Turin - Trieste motorway, 14,78 Km from the centre

The Agugliaro exit on the A31 Val d'Astico, Badia Polesine - Piovene Rocchette motorway, 15,29 Km from the centre

The Noventa Vicentina exit on the A31 Val d'Astico, Badia Polesine - Piovene Rocchette, 15,39 Km from the centre

Parking

Via Cavour, in front of the Town Hall of Cologna Veneta (VR)

Coordinates

DD
45.309591, 11.383653
DMS
45°18'34.5"N 11°23'01.2"E
UTM
32T 686853 5020107
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking requires suitable clothing and equipment. Even on relatively short and easy walks, it is preferable to be well equipped to avoid unpleasant surprises and to face unexpected events such as a sudden thunderstorm or a power outage: unexpected events are part of the fun as well!

 What to bring while hiking:

- suitable carved-soled sports shoes

- good water supply according to your needs (from 1 to 2 litres depending on temperature, possibility of refuelling, duration of the trail)

- snacks (such as dried fruit or bars)

- wind and rainproof jacket

- spare t-shirt and socks

- sunscreen lotion

- sunglasses

- gloves and hat during winter months

- GPX track to be uploaded on the mobile phone and used through specifically designed Apps (we strongly recommend View Ranger)


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
7 m
Highest point
26 m
Lowest point
19 m
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