Among ancient villages, Romanic churches, on the trail of Prehistory

1 August 2015 - There is a mountainous area of ​​Valpolicella, the most picturesque and country style. Here the soil characteristics and climate, as well as vegetation, change rapidly. The roads leave the bottom of the valleys, climb up along the ridges of hills and sweeping vistas open up in front of the traveler. It is the first part of Lessinia, where Lessinia intersects with the Valpolicella. The three four ways of reaching it are from Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, from Fumane, from Marano and Negrar, to reach the heights of Mount Pastello, of Breonio, Prun, Fane and Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo. You will gradually abandon the cultivation of the vine, to plunge through pastures and woods, closer to the marble quarries and notice some fields planted with cereals. We suggest that you go and visit the Old Church of Cavalo, with his gaze towards the lake, the village of Breonio and its Romanesque church dedicated to San Marziale, then continue to the Church of San Giovanni the Baptist on Monte Loffa. It is a fact that the Monte Loffa was inhabited since prehistoric times, because they have been found traces of a village made of marble slabs roughly worked.   @annacaprini

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