Una passeggiata in Cansiglio.
Aug 26, 2023
With my friend Alberto Petenà (co-owner of the Hot Stuff Stores shop in Jesolo as well as co-manager of the Venice Venice Hotel in Venice), Blacky and Luce (our respective 4-legged friends) we went to discover an enchanted place, where time seems to have stopped: the Cansiglio plateau.
Cansiglio is a pre-Alpine plateau between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, straddling the provinces of Belluno, Treviso and Pordenone. Here there is one of the most beautiful centuries-old beech and fir forests which, with its 7,000 hectares, represents the second largest Italian forest.
One of the most popular destinations for hikers, the Cansiglio is also ideal for spending a day lying in the meadows sunbathing and having a picnic.
There are many paths to follow on foot, on horseback, by mountain bike and which in winter are perfect for snowshoeing. The itineraries are signposted, but you must always pay attention to the natural "chasms" that dot the area. The Cansiglio owes in fact to its karst nature the presence of sinkholes and sinkholes on the surface, often of great beauty, which are concentrated above all on the south-eastern side of the area.
Inhabited since very ancient times, the Cansiglio was one of the places of the Resistance during the Second World War and since the beginning of the 1800s it has also welcomed an ethnic settlement of Germanic origin, the Cimbri. To learn about the culture of this population from the Asiago plateau, visit the villages of Campon and Pian Osteria and the ethnographic museum dedicated to them.