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In this chapter we deal with a territory that lies on the edge of the plateau and hides great treasures, the town of Rotzo.

Rotzo is a small town located on a huge block of rock in the Val d'Assa, and thanks to its location, which places it in a strategic and dominant position compared to the Val d'Astico, it is the oldest municipality in the Asiago plateau. The municipality is located in the western part of the plateau, towards the border with Trentino Alto Adige, separated from the Ossuary of Cimone Mount by the spectacular Astico Valley.

Rotzo

To the north of this modest plateau stands the crown of the Venetian Prealps, of which the Spitz di Rotzo and the Cima Campolongo shine, which descend towards the Val Martello in the territory of Roana, another pretty municipality in the plateau.

During the work of agricultural arrangement, in the hamlet of Castelletto, a settlement of the prehistoric era was found, in a sunny hill, testimony of ancient frequentations on the whole plateau. The findings of the Bostel hill are considered by scholars to be the first inhabited place on the whole plateau, and over time it has proved to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the entire Veneto region.

Today it is promoted by the province of Vicenza, and offers numerous tourist itineraries, which allow you to retrace the stories of the ancient pre-Roman populations. The main attraction is an educational reconstruction of an Iron Age home, in a reality that was dedicated to sheep farming, forestry and agriculture, in a godsend between the thirteenth and second centuries BC.

Also to visit between the town of Rotzo and the hamlet of Castelletto we find the church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia, the saint of the Cimbri, and which according to these traditions, it is the oldest church on the plateau, dating back to the tenth century. In the center of the town of Rotzo we can admire the church of Santa Gertrude, which houses the notarial deed relating to the purchase of possessions by the cruel Ezzelino III di Romano, dated 1250.

In those years, it 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. Currently it is really a small village, famous in all the surrounding territories for the Rotzo potatoes, typical potatoes of the area, with white and red skin. These particular potatoes are included in the list of the PAT, or in the Traditional Agri-Food Products. Good to know: the "Potato Festival" takes place on the first weekend of September.

SEVEN MUNICIPALITIES PLATEAU

Seven Municipalities Plateau

A surprising territory in summer and very welcoming in winter.

◊ THE TERRITORY

The Vicenza Province

Famous for the nicknames about cats.

◊ THE VICENZA PROVINCE ◊

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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