Monday, September 12, the Association Cammini Veneti presented to the press and local TV the new Guide to the Cammino Fogazzaro Roi, written by Thomas Cevese and Chiara Faresin. The meeting was attended by many mayors and representatives of Pro Loco and local associations operating in the Vicenza area.
Please notice: road works are currently in progress in the Strada Pedemontana Veneta between Villaverla and Malo (Stage Two Vicenza-Marano of the CFR Route).
It is therefore compulsory to follow the detour signed up in the route map.
At the crossroads before the cimitery in Villaverla, turn right into Via Fratel Faccin, go straight on Via Einaudi, Via Bassi, and finally Via Losca. You will arrive in the original section of the route at the bridge on the River Timonchio (in Via Losca - Via Borgo Redentore).
The detour has already been signed up along the route. We will mask the trail markings in the interrupted section while waiting for its reopening.
What is the CFR and where is it situated?The Cammino Fogazzaro Roi is an 80km trail stretching from Montegalda to Tonezza in the province of Vicenza. It ascends around 1,000 metres, but most of the climb (around 80%) is in the section from Velo d'Astico to Tonezza del Cimone. The walk is mainly off-road, along paths, river embankments, dirt tracks, and minor roads. The route is waymarked with brown metal signs, red and white stickers, or red and white paint.
Why the CFR?The trail was devised by the Associazione Cammini Veneti to take in some of the most stunning countryside around Vicenza and especially those places described by the writer Antonio Fogazzaro, and with connections to his great-grandson, Giuseppe Roi, a man of immense culture and patron of the arts. Cammini Veneti's main aim is to create well-signed, long distance walks in the countryside and hills in our area, offering stunning scenery and cultural insights. While there are already many walking and hiking trails in the mountain areas, the hills and countryside remain relatively undiscovered and despite the unfortunate encroachment of built-up areas in recent years, there is still a wealth of beauty to be explored.
When can I walk the trail?You can walk the trail any time of year but the best times are probably in spring and autumn.
How can I do the trail?You can walk or cycle the trail; no special equipment is required (you will need walking boots, and maybe poles and a backpack) and there are plenty of services along the way (bars, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels and farmstays but there are no campsites).
The credenziale, or record of your walk, is issued by the Associazione Cammini Veneti to all those wishing to complete the route and enjoy the places celebrated by the Vicentino writer Antonio Fogazzaro and much-cherished by his great-grandson the Marquess Giuseppe Roi.
To obtain your credenziale please contact the Associazione Cammini Veneti:
The credenziale is stamped (the Italian word for stamp is sigillo) along the way at town halls, churches, inns and restaurants, and proves that the bearer has passed through the four stages of the trail. A certificate showing you have completed the walk can be requested in authorised locations in Tonezza.