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 HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Grassland
ConditionsHilly, Rocky, Dry, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitSpring, Spring migration, Autumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In summer, bring enough water (temperatures can get high and there are not many trees around) or get there in the late afternoon.