Vigolana - Marzola

From the Vigolana and Marzola massifs there is a fabulous view over almost all the mountain ranges of the region.

Vigolana-Marzola

The peak of Mount Marzola and the Vigolana massif, which differ greatly morphologically, are located to the east and the south of the trough of Trento. The elongated Mt. Marzola almost touches Mt. Calisio, from which it is separated by the deep ravine excavated by the Fersina torrent. Like all the mountains around Trento, Mt. Marzola too, although not very high, nevertheless offers breathtaking views of almost all the region's main mountain ranges, from the Brenta to the Catena del Lagorai, from the Carè Alto to the Cevedale, including the Dolomites and the Pale di San Martino, also with views of the Adige Valley and the city of Trento itself, and the Valsugana Valley, with the large Lake Caldonazzo. The easiest climb is from the Maranza refuge, at 1067 metres, which can be reached by car on an unpaved road. The large Vigolana massif is very wild and not much visited: the only mountaineering facility there is the renowned Madonnina bivouac, at the foot of a spectacular rocky peak. Between the limestone Vigolana massif and Mt. Marzola, the fascinating landscape of the plateau has remained uncontaminated, with broad Alpine meadows and forests of black pines, Scotch firs, beeches and larches.