Este and the National Atesino Museum

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Este and the National Atesino Museum is a 1.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Este, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and road biking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 km Elevation Gain: 27 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

road biking




city walk

historic site

The city of Este - already in itself a reason for exclusive visit - is surpassed by the splendid and unique Atheian paleoanthropological museum. It was recently established (about 30 years ago) after the discovery of the pile-dwelling site of the La Costa pond near Arquà Petrarca (1885-86, 1901 and 1909). The site stands on the south-western shores of a large basin fed by underwater thermal springs. A large quantity of what was found during archaeological excavations are preserved respectively in the collections of the National Atestino di Este Museum. In the stilt house of Arquà they document the long duration of the settlement, from the end of the Copper Age to the entire Middle Bronze Age, especially dating back to the ancient and middle Bronze Age (21st-14th century BC). The 11-room exhibitionhighlights Italian ancestors' ingenuity and intuition: from the creation of the fishing hook (still valid after 3.500 years), to dental care, to the "Venedic" alphabet (5th BC) precursor like the "Etruscan" alphabet of the Latin one. Leaving the Museum, the whole ensemble including the Castle of Carraresi, assumes an important outline documentation of the Atesino Museum.