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Hiking in Arquà Petrarca


Hiking in Arquà Petrarca

Hiking in the midst of the Euganean hills

The adopted home of the famous Italian poet Francesco Petrarch provides excellent hiking opportunities. Arquà Petrarca is located in the Euganean hills and is surrounded by attractive hiking spots. With the Monte Atestino, the Monte Calbarina and the Monte Piccolo it has 3 beautiful nearby hiking regions. But the hiking areas around Este, Galzignano Terme and Monselice are within easy reach from Arquà Petrarca. The connoisseurs know that this village is a diamond in the rough.

Hiking in Arquà Petrarca: 3 mountains, 2 walks

The region around Arquà Petrarca offers travellers two beautiful walks. Both cover a relatively large distance and require a bit of stamina.

Further information and a detailed description and hiking maps can be found on the official site of the Colli Euganei national park (

Hiking trail: Monte Atestino

Distance: 22 km
Starting point: Arquà Petrarca
Total difference in altitude: 1000 m
Average walking time: 8 hours
Difficulty: none
Best season: spring, autumn

Hiking trail: Monte Calbarina & Monte Piccolo

Distance: 5.5 km
Starting point: Restaurant “La Costa” on the road to Valsanzibio
Total difference in altitude: 130 m
Average walking time: 4 hours
Difficulty: none
Best season: spring, autumn

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