Mountains and First World War
The High Route of the First World War
The High Route of the First World War: it is a path almost 200 km long which connects from west to east the four shrines, symbols of Vicenza province.
The starting point is the Military Memorial of Pasubio at Colle Bellavista (Pian delle Fugazze) to reach Cimone first, then Leiten in Asiago then, and finally Grappa Memorial.
To celebrate the centenary of the First World War, Veneto region, Vicenza province and others thirty municipalities have worked actively to include the most significant places in this project. It is to say, the mountain path, mainly on CAI routes, which, thanks to an extraordinary maintenance work and adeguate indications, will turn the mountains of the area into a huge open-air museum.
The project includes a restoration action of the paths to connect them in a single one, with the aim of developing the historical tourism. The territories of almost thirty municipalities are involved, from Val Leogra (Schio is the developer of the project) to Valle della Posina e dell'Astico, up to Altopiano di Asiafo and Grappa. We are speaking about the first example of a real touristic cohesion and promotion of the mountain, hoping to turn this path into something similar to "Santiago de Compostela", capable of attracting many tourists to our beautiful area.