Strada Lazzaretti – Marcesina
Latitude: 45,922900 | Longitude: 11,642784
Activities and services
Families with children welcome
– Mountain grazing is the uphill journey of the livestock to the Alpine pasture.
– It is recommended to check the website and social media profiles of the malga for updated activities and services.
Strada Lazzaretti – Marcesina
Malga Fratte is situated in an very scenic area with a splendid view of the Brenta valley. It is one of the smallest of the entire Plateau, stretching out along the road that goes up from Lazzaretti di Foza loc. all the way to Piana di Marcesina; its pasture, enclosed between a spruce and beech forest, extends along the section that connects Malga Fratte and Malga Ronchetto.
In addition to being particularly well structured to host families with children, the malga is a starting point for hiking enthusiasts. Actually, the dirt road that leads to the highest pastures of some of the Foza malgas (Zomo, Lora, Montagnanova, and Meletta) begins here. It is often used to reach the peak of the mountain massif of the Melette di Foza on foot or by bicycle, with the Ecomuseo della Grande Guerra Prealpi Vicentine.
From the Foza town center, follow the road to Enego for 2 km to Lazzaretti loc. Turn left at the fork for Marcesina and continue for about 3 km until you reach the malga.
Do you want to have the best experience in the malga?
When you arrive at the malga, you’re entering the “home” of the malga operator population and their livestock: It’s a welcoming environment, rich with fascination, everything is to be discovered but also respected. Here are our recommendations for you!
The malga operator lifestyle is characterized by hardwork that starts before dawn and continues even after sundown. For example…Did you know that there two times set apart for milking? One before breakfast and another in the late afternoon.
Also, feel free to ask information but avoid going into work areas inaccessible to the public and be discrete: speaking too loudly may scare the livestock and disturb whomever is enjoying the peace of the mountain.
They are passive and docile animals but their size could put you in uncomfortable situations…or somewhat inappropriate behaviors could frighten them and provoke dangerous and unusual reactions.
It’s enough to maintain an adequate distance, avoid taking pictures from too close up, touching them, bothering them or looking them directly in the eye.
If you are with your dog, remember to keep it on a leash and under control.
When you find yourself near some cows, it’s better to avoid sudden movements, walk slowly and without getting anxious. And, if they were to get too close, distance yourself calmly and without turning your back to them!
They watch over the livestock and often offer a warm welcome to guests. Don’t worry: They are not dangerous. Treat them with respect and you will become good friends. If you are on a bike, slow down to avoid mean falls caused by demonstrations of affection a little too… overwhelming!
Those who follow the itineraries and visit the malgas know well how wonderful nature is, with its breathtaking landscapes. This is the reason why it is important not to pollute it with waste that can be taken home and properly recycled or disposed of.
The herdsmen of the plateau and the animals that live there are very fond of tourists who enjoy the wonderful days with walks, fresh air and relaxation… respecting the woods and pastures!!