Vegro del Sassonegro in the Colli Euganei

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Vegro ("dry meadow") on the Euganean Hills with interesting summer species.

Added by tomaso


Just above the beautiful medieval village Arquà Petrarca, this area belongs to the Natural Park Colli Euganei. It is mostly dry meadows (locally called "vegri") with beautiful views on the hills themselves and the plain. The best seasons for birdwatching are spring and summer, with breeding European Turtle-Dove, Cirl Bunting, Sardinian Warbler, Eurasian Nightjar, Hoopoe, Common Nightingale. Tawny Pipit and Short-toed Snake Eagle are also possible summer visitors.

Also a good area for butterflies. It can be crowded (hikers, mountain bikers) during sunny weekends and unfortunately it is not uncommon to come across motorbike riders on the paths (illegally).



Parking on the side of secondary roads. Area best seen by walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland


Hilly, Rocky, Dry, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration


Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

In summer, bring enough water (temperatures can get high and there are not many trees around) or get there in the late afternoon.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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