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Historical guided tour to Asiago Barenthal-Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday 13/8/2014 at 09:00

Excursion in the great war with the Asiago Plateau Guides-"San Sisto Ridge, Barenthal, June English blood"

The excursion is considered easy walking, even by non-expert hikers. This course is ideal for those who want to know a little-known aspect of the great war, the Allied Intervention to defend the southern edge of the plateau, ideal barrier containing the Imperial Army on the chain of mountains in the bulwark Venitian plain.

In November 1917, to parry the consequences of Caporetto, arrives in Italy the British expeditionary force B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force Italy) in addition to mortars, gunners, engineers and logistics. The British introduced new tactics: they precede the offensive with a night of war patrols.

This is to avoid the immobility of the trench warfare: it tended to lead men into a State of passivity. There are many stories related to these departments: some speak of sports meetings to dampen tension of wartime, other battles were won thanks to Rum dropped into enemy hands. The last assault triggered the October 29, 1918 towards the location of Vezzena, so on the evening of 2 November the British in tents at Osteria del Termine, former border with prominent Slovenes Empire.


Scheduled departure at 09.00 from the ice stadium of Asiago;
Duration of the excursion: full day

Difficulty: Easy


Adults: € 10.00
Children aged 15 to 18 years: € 5,00
Children under 15 years old, disabled and handicapped persons: free

Mountain or trekking shoes, long pants, K-way, hat and sweatshirt.

Sunglasses, trekking poles, pila.

With its navigation.

The Association is composed of local guides that operate on the territory of the seven Municipalities Plateau for many years. Membership to the site by members of the group ensures an intimate knowledge of the proposals and a deeply respectful approach towards the environment and its history. Our guides are professionals recognized and entered in the register of the Vicenza province; they propose to accompany busloads of people on excursions and tours drive on the territory, as required by regional law No. 33 of 11/4/2002.

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