ANIMAL PARK and CAPPELLER MUSEUM
Park Cappeller is located close to Bassano del Grappa, in the Vicenza province. It hosts about a hundred of different animal species and is famous for its botanical garden, displaying more than 500 plant species.
The zoo also includes a café, picnic areas, playgrounds for children and the museum “Un giorno con Darwin”, where the first part is dedicated to the Evolution, and the second to the animal world.
LA MONTAGNA SPACCATA
It is a rocky formation tightly linked to the Small Dolomites. It dates back to the Late Triassic, about two hundred million years ago, when the land of the Recoaro valley were submerged by the waters of the Thetis sea. The deep fissure that splits the mountain in two was dug into the rock by the Torrazzo stream.
This place is famous for its legends on mysterious female sea creatures called the “anguane” (creatures from the Alpine mythology, similar to nymphs or water fairies). It is easier to come across these beings at night and if there is water nearby: that is when the “anguane” come out with their baskets to wash clothes, but beware, for these creatures are fickle and dangerous. They could appear with their long, swaying hair and bewitching shapes, to drag you to the bottom of their pit or puddle and hold you prisoner forever.
"VIVERE IL FIUME" IN VALBRENTA with WATER SPORTS
IVAN TEAM: PROPOSALS
Valbrenta, the perfect place for those who love nature, the environment and landscapes and want to get to know its character, its force, colours, and learn to respect its qualities.
Discover the treasures kept inside this beautiful valley.
“Vivere il fiume” (Experience the river) is a project that offers the chance to get to know the Valley of the Brenta river better through educational and recreational activities.. There are many offers suitable for school trips, educational workshops and summer camps.
For all those who wish to learn more about the river, the territory and its natural beauties, 'Vivere il Fiume' is the ideal choice to come in contact with such an amazing world made of fun, growth and security. Every element, from the experience, structures, infrastructures, to the great heritage of the valley itself, is used to plan in-depth educational activities, where the river is the main character of the whole experience.
ONDA SELVAGGIA: FAMILY PROPOSALS
Rafting and canoeing courses, easy excursions, climbing trials in Valbrenta with Onda Selvaggia’s team.
IL PARCO DEL SOJO
Nature, art, history and tradition. A new relationship between modern sculpture and environmental protection.
“Parco del Sojo” is located in Lusiana, in the southern outskirts of the Asiago Plateau. It is an innovative attraction, created with the aim of promoting an area of great environmental, historical and artistic interest..
The integration of modern sculptures inside the natural environment lets you experience space and time on a different level.
The 3-km-long itinerary twists and turns through meadows, paths and woods.
The park hosts about 50 installations, it takes 2 hours to see them all, and it is a medium difficulty route. The stretch is free of charge, visitable at any time of the year. Easily reachable by your own car.
IL VILLAGGIO DEGLI GNOMI
The Village was founded thanks to the arrival of small, wise creatures from the North that chose the “Pöslen Woods” as their ideal home: a magical place in the park of the Hotel da Barba.
Spend an exciting day guided by our operators along a path unfolding through a pristine environment, a dense fir forest and lush pastures and breathe some “fairy good” air while exploring ancient galleries and the magical, mysterious and animated world of the gnomes. It is said that gnomes live hidden in their woods, love silence and animals: one of them is called Siben and is the symbol of the Asiago Plateau.
It will be a magical adventure to the delight of all children and a chance to relax for everyone else, surrounded by the suggestive world of nature, history and magic.
You will find a large playground with trampoline, football pitch, volleyball, swings, table tennis, a solarium with sun beds and electric karts.
You can also relax by participating to the Gnomes’ paint workshop.
ACROPARK and the LAKE OF ROANA
Even the Asiago Plateau has its own Acropark: joining the Acropark family last, it has already become a well-known destination for the lovers of strong emotions.
The Big Zip route will leave you speechless: it has a 348mt zip-line system passing through the vegetation and over the small Lonoba Lake, giving unparalleled sensations. As if that were not enough, there are four other routes, from the easiest ones, like “Kid Explorer” and “Junior Adventure”, to the “Emotion” route and the challenging “Braves only” route.
Since it also cares for the environment and the history of the territory, upon request Acropark organises guided walks towards the Voragine di Stonaus, visits to the Museum of the Great War and the Bostel Archaeological site, as well as orienteering and rock climbing lessons.
After all these activities, people can also relax along the banks of the swimming pond, equipped with sun beds, beach umbrellas and a beach volley court.
PARCO MILLEPIENI - MONELLANDIA
A Park suitable for families, with attractions for children, tennis fields, cafés and wide, open spaces.
Bouncy castles, baby cars, baby train, jumping, minigolf.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK ON THE ALTOPIANO SETTE COMUNI di BOSTEL DI ROTZO
The archaeological park in the Sette Comuni Plateau in Bostel di Rotzo is a site from the Iron Age (1st millennium B.C.), where it is possible to visit the current sites and the replica of the ancient village rediscovered during the excavations. Near the archaeological area in Bostel there is a “baito” (a dining facility), a tourist accommodation and an information point on the history and environment of the land. sito web
SNOWFUN PARK CAMPOMULO
In Gallio there are 5 slopes perfect for bob and sledges, a snow-tubing zone, two tapis roulant, tracks for baby snowcats: a real playground on the snow, where children can play safely.
The “Kinderheim” entertainers of the Centro Fondo Gallio can take care of your children with games and snow activities, while parents experience some Nordic ski on the tracks or simply relax on the solarium of the Hotel Campomulo. Sito web
EDUCATIONAL ITINERARY IN VAL DI NOS
Short educational paths in the woods, with informative boards on flora, fauna and the management of the ecosystem of the woods, picnic areas equipped with fires, benches and tables.
IL PARCO DEL PRUNNO
Equipped area in a clearing, playground and a path for excursions not far from the city centre of Asiago.
PARCO ROSSI, OASI ROSSI AND THE GARDEN OF TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES
It is a green surface of more than 100,000 square metres, equipped with playgrounds, inflatable games, picnic areas, meadows, sanitary facilities, dining facilities and much more.
The perfect place to spend your Sunday together with your friends and family, surrounded by nature and ready to have fun, learn and relax.
What you can find: the garden of tropical butterflies, green areas, small barnyard animals, picnic area with tables, chairs and barbecue, gazebos, playgrounds, a small train, the historic Park of Villa Rossi, a flower shop, gadgets, cafes and sanitary services.
Il Parco Rossi is a romantic garden located at the foothill of Monte Summano and is the key place of a complex environment that includes both the villa with the park itself and a secondary area. It was commissioned by Alessandro Rossi and designed by the architect Antonio Caregaro Negrin between 1865 and 1884.
The lake welcomes you upon entering in the park, surrounded by exotic, centuries-old plants that creates a magical, timeless atmosphere. As you proceed, you will encounter all the elements typical of a 19th-century garden: boulevards, rural buildings, archaeology, water games, exotic and autochthonous tree masses composed with spectacular mastery to create a picturesque set able to fascinate and amaze you. Parco Rossi is a welcoming and accessible space, equipped with an integrated communication system, designed according to the principles of “For all” design.
Thanks to a highly accessible, user-friendly visit system, it ensures an experience suitable for children, adults, the elderly, foreigners and people with motor or sensory disabilities. You can have a visual, tactile and auditory experience. You can walk the trails on wheels or on foot.
Built around 1995 and 1996 under the initiative of the Montana Alto Astico Community and the Municipality of Tonezza, in collaboration of Veneto Agricoltura – Regional agency of the Forests of the Veneto Region, the Excalibur route is a 2-hour-long path. Every year it welcomes school groups and many individual visitors. It is a loop itinerary located in “La pontara”, west of Tonezza, and winds along meadows and pastures, in an area encircled by fir and beech tree woods.
For this reason, the path is the perfect educational itinerary for school groups, since it allows them to discover the landscape of the Veneto pre-Alps and to recognise the presence of man on the mountains, (given the fact that some of the old districts are still well preserved). In addition to anthropological and naturalistic aspects, the Excalibur route is perfect to explain to children the role of the Tonezza Plateau during the First World War, since it left some signs along the path, such as a fortress and a trench, both open to the public. 10 stops are planned, each of them offering educational-recreational activities: Le dolci linee del paesaggio; Il “vecchio Faggio”; I sorprendenti Larici; La “Contrà Vallà”; La “Valle dei ciliegi”; Il fortino; Le antiche cave; La sorgente; Dentro la trincea; Incontro con il Bosco.
THE OUTSKIRTS OF VICENZA
ACQUAPARK in ALTAVILLA
Waterpark located in the outskirts of Vicenza with slides, water games, wide green areas, a galleon in the lagoon and a slide with four aisles. sito web
OASI WWF DI CASALE
The ponds of this oasis are one of the last damp areas of this territory: a real oasis in a desert of concrete.
The ponds and wetlands that make up the oasis are the result of past clay excavation activities.
In the last decades, the abandonment of the excavation sites has created the perfect conditions for the progressive colonisation of the area by the typical vegetation of the wetlands. The presence of holes of different size and depth favoured the interesting environmental diversification, so that currently the area appears as a mosaic of perpetually flooded surfaces, devoid of vegetation, areas covered in marshy herbaceous vegetation (reeds, in particular), willow trees, bushes, uncultivated ruderal meadows and rural hedges.