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Biotopo Castelfeder

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39040 Ora, Italy
+39 0471 810231
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Great place for the kids to let off steam.

Great place to take the kids at any time of the year. A 30-40 minute walk to the top with plenty of... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2017
fragolu
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A Wonderful Hike

I climbed up to this old Roman Fort when i was staying in Ora last fall. It was a strenuous walk... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2016
MShawNovaScotia
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A place of energy with history Between the holiday villages on this strategically important porphyry hill arises Castelfeder (from castello, the Italian word for castle). Castelfeder is a prehistoric and Roman as well as early Medieval settlement characterised by the remnants of several structures and buildings on a large hilltop. The place is a true place of energy and a popular destination for excursions, especially in spring. Today sections of the encircling defensive wall with the well-known “Kuchelen” castle walls, and parts of the Barbara chapel from the 6th century are still retained. The sunny Castelfeder hill also impresses with its interesting plants, ancient oak trees and a biotope. Castelfeder hill has another amazing feature: the fertility slide, a flat, almost shiny polished slide carved into the porphyry. The slide is said to have been the centre of an ancient fertility cult. Rumour has it that even today sliding down it still results in the arrival of a much yearned-for baby. The hill is also home to grazing goats, much to the delight of visiting children.
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Apr 24, 2017
“Great place for the kids to let off steam.”
Mar 4, 2016
“A Wonderful Hike”
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39040 Ora, Italy
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+39 0471 810231
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Great place to take the kids at any time of the year. A 30-40 minute walk to the top with plenty of rocks to climb on the way, sticks to be carved, slopes to run up and down, glades to kick a ball about in....More

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Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I climbed up to this old Roman Fort when i was staying in Ora last fall. It was a strenuous walk, but well worth the incredible view from there. You can just imagine yourself watching the valley for enemies and seeing Hanibal's elephants appear in...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a very special place. It is a 30 minute hike up to the hill top which is quite manageable, even with toddlers. The landscape is enchanting, as the plants that grow here cannot be found anywhere else in the region and make the...More

Thank PadmaOnTour
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