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The way of milk and mountain farms in the valley Val di Rabbi

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A thematic round itinerary to discover the past farming real life, with some amazing historical and cultural witnesses.
easy
Distance 4.7 km
1:48 h
278 m
278 m
1,515 m
1,242 m
This easy itinerary takes us to discover the symbols of the rural culture of the valleys Val di Peio and Val Di Rabbi, the mountain farms, original realizations of the mountain rural architecture, and the dairy Casél di Sombrabbi, an ancient dairy used as a thematic museum where you will see all the historical equipments used for the processing of milk into cheese.The dairy Casèl di Somrabbi is a priceless testament of the history and culture of the valley Val di Rabbi. It was an important reference point for its small community, a working place which represented the social and economic organization of people living in the Alps. Thanks to the restoration work carried out by the park Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, this building was rebuilt respecting the local typical construction techniques and has become a museum where equipments used for the processing of milk into cheese have been exhibited.As symbol of the rural community the mountain farm is quite common in the area of the valley Val di Rabbi and it is considered one of the main expressions of the mountain rural architecture. This kind of construction is perfectly integrated in the alpine landscape thanks to its architectonical elements, which are entirely adapted to feature of the mountain environment. 

Author’s recommendation

According to the historical documents this typical buildings are present in the valleys Val di Peio and Val di Rabbi since more than eight centuries and more than 350 of them have been counted in the Trentino side of the park.
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Dorino Moreschini
Update: May 26, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
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Safety information

This itinerary is easy and goes on easy roads. No special precautions are required more than the basic safety standards for mountain walks and hikes.

Tips and hints

Stelvio National Park 

Tourism board

Consorzio Turistico Rabbi vacanze 

Visit Trentino 

Meteotrentino 

 

Start

Rabbi Fonti (place) (1,246 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.407683, 10.803344
DMS
46°24'27.7"N 10°48'12.0"E
UTM
32T 638607 5140925
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Destination

Rabbi Fonti (place)

Turn-by-turn directions

This itinerary starts at the Visitors’ Centre of the place Rabbi Fonti and goes up on an old mule track to the hamlet Piazzola. At the beginning it crosses a wooded slope and the lawns under the little hamlets on the orographic left of the valley Val di Rabbi. At the place Cósi cross the provincial road and continue passing through the typical hamlets of Masét and Serra. Go up to the place Arét, passing through the lawns where you can have a closer look to the many mountain farms. Going down on a forest road for a short distance you will reach the path to the hamlet Somrabbi, where you will find the dairy with the same name, rebuilt as a thematic museum on the traditional dairy processing by the workers of the Park. The round tour continues to the place Cotorni where, after a short distance on a dirty road, you should take the mule track which takes to the place Plan and then joints the main road on the bottom of the valley to reach again the Visitors’ Center.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Trento: Railway Trento- Malé

From Malé: bus line B640

Stop: Bagni di Rabbi (Rabbi Fonti)

For more information:

Trentino Trasporti S.p.A.

Trentino Trasporti

Getting there

Rabbi Fonti can be reached from Malé along the Val di Rabbi main road.

Parking

Plazze dei Forni parking

Coordinates

DD
46.407683, 10.803344
DMS
46°24'27.7"N 10°48'12.0"E
UTM
32T 638607 5140925
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

I masi delle Valli di Peio e Rabbi in vendita anche  presso i centri visitatori dle Parco 

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Equipment

This itinerary is easy and therefore walkable for everybody. No specific hiking equipment is required. However, we strongly suggest to wear hiking boots or shoes and eventually bring some trekking poles.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:48 h
Ascent
278 m
Descent
278 m
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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