Latitude: 45,955818 | Longitude: 11,609843
Activities and services
– 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.
Located between Malga Marcesina – II Lotto to the south and Marcesina – IV Lotto to the north, this malga stretches out to the edge of the Frattine wood all the way to the Forcellona wood. On its pastures there are heaps of rocks, similar to low walls, collected by man over the past for the purpose of stone removal to increase its foraging surface. From the nearby Malga Marcesina – II Lotto, the old dirt road starts which connects the various malgas of the Piana, particularly scenic and perfect for a stroll. Despite the damage caused in 2018 by the strong winds of the Vaia Storm, vast spruce woods characterize the Nordic type landscape of the Piana di Marcesina. Looking northward from the malga area, there is a gorgeous view of the Trentino peaks.
In the wintertime, the entire local road network turns into a cross-country skiing track, whereas until the beginning of autumn, the area is particularly popular with mushroomers.
From Enego, take the road to Asiago to Bivio Dori (5.8 km), where you go up to the right as far as Valmaron (6.4 km). Continue on the main road for 5 km until you arrive at the Rifugio Marcesina fork and turn right. After 400 m, take the dirt road to the right and you will find the malga 850 m ahead on the left.
Alternatively, from Lazzaretti di Foza loc., go up 8.1 km as far as the Rifugio Marcesina fork and turn left. After 400 m, take the dirt road to the right for 850 m.
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!!