Loc. Sasso Rosso
Latitude: 45,884075 | Longitude: 11,655905
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.
Loc. Sasso Rosso
In the southernmost area of the Foza Municipality we find Malga Sasso Rosso, the lowest of the Municipality’s pastures, considered one of the tiny gems of the Plateau. Situated on the mountain from which it takes its name, it overlooks Valle del Brenta, offering a breathtaking view of Monte Grappa and the Pale di San Martino.
From this area, one of the favourites for hikers, the visitor’s gaze will also come to rest on the closest contradas of Foza and Enego with their architecture, colours, and landscapes offering a glimpse into the past, taking the visitor back through a sort of journey in time.
Although small in size, the malga is characterized by high production potential. Actually, thanks to its favorable position and the type of geological substrata, it benefits from a long alpine farming season.
From the Foza town center, follow the road to Enego for 2 km to Lazzaretti loc. Continue straight for a few meters at the fork for Marcesina and then turn right towards Contrà Carpanedi, continuing for about 1 km. Turn right at the fork and continue for 1.8 km until you arrive at 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!!