In this chapter we discuss one of the most beautiful, wildest and most fascinating areas of the whole plateau of the seven municipalities, the plain of Marcesina.
« But will there still be lovers who on a winter’s night, would let themselves be pulled on a sleigh by a generous horse across the plain of Marcesina soaked in moonlight? If they weren’t there, how sad the world would be ... » said Mario Rigoni Stern.
The plain of Marcesina is a vast plateau that extends for the most part in the Veneto region, except for the northernmost part which is in the territory of Trentino Alto Adige. Precisely because of its vastness and its flat morphology, it was formerly used by the shepherds of the Seven Municipalities for grazing cattle, so much so that very often they had to fight with the shepherds of the Valsugana, in order to continue to have control over it.
Over time, Marcesina also became part of the Federation of the Seven Municipalities, more precisely in 1311, thus creating an alliance pact that went on to constitute a small free and independent state on the plateau, until the French invasion of 1807. Like the rest of the Asiago plateau, this area was also marked by numerous war events during the First World War and, by bitter clashes, during the Liberation period between the partisans of the territory and the Nazi-fascist units.
Two major events that marked this territory, leaving behind the remains of bloody clashes, which had a strong impact especially on the vegetation and its many inhabited centers, which at the time were significantly damaged.
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It is one of the most industrialized and richest areas in Italy but, at the same time, still maintains many green and wild areas. You’ll beamazed by the charm of this city thanks to its Palladian villas, sumptuous palaces, the great green valleys that run throughout the territory, such as the Valsugana, and the great enchanted woods of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. Do not miss the typical towns of Vicenza, set in the territory as precious diamonds, which preserve works and typical products of the highest prestige. This province, famous for the nicknames about cats, will surprise you day by day for its artistic beauties scattered throughout the territory. Plan your holidays in the province of Vicenza, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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