As soon as I saw pictures and started looking into this hike I knew it was something we had to go we just had to wait for the perfect day because the weather in Asiago can be tricky sometimes. After weeks of rain and rain every single weekend – finally we had a clear blue sky Saturday and headed about an 1 and 20 minutes north of us to get started! I was pretty content after getting to the trailhead and seeing this view – I can see why it was a great spot for the soldiers because of the amazing viewpoint, because it was a clear day and we could see for forever!
The Granatiera (Grenadiers’ Trail) is connected to the Command Tunnel via a mule path that provided cover in allowed the troops to move quickly from one sector to the other in case of an Austrian attack. The path goes on for about 6km but there are so many little hidden caves and areas you can go wander and definitely hike/explore more or less than that depending on how you feel.
This insane tunnel we went in is known as the Command Tunnel and was an entry point to the artillery storage. It also served as a first aid area were the wounded were taken care of on June 3. I shared a couple videos on my Instagram where you can really get a good look at how long the tunnel system goes on – we definitely were glad we brought our headlamps because even though there were some overhead lights in areas it was still pitch black.
It was amazing to make it to the ‘top’ to see the cross monument and another amazing lookout. A lot of the signs were translated into several languages so while hiking we also got to learn a bit of history (my favorite type of exploring – come for adventure, leave with a little bit of knowledge).
Thats all i’ve got for today – thanks for stopping by to see what we’ve been up to! XO