Latitude: 45,794657 | Longitude: 11,466823
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.
Malga Sunio stands in the center of a wide meadow, within a great hollow between Monte Sunio on the east and Cima Fàvaro on the west, from which you can enjoy a splendid view that overlooks the plain. Just above the malga passes the so-called “Strada del Generale”, an important connecting road made during the First World War. Nearby, you can find the Vasche di Sunio, used to supply drinking water for the Italian units at the forefront. From there, a spectacular path will lead you to Bocchetta Paù. It is a rather demanding trail, suitable for expert hikers. This malga, very well connected to all the other malgas of the area by means of easily viable roads, may be reached going directly uphill on foot towards the CAI trails that go upwards from the southern ridge of the Plateau, starting from Contrada Tezze in the Municipality of Caltrano.
From Cesuna, continue south until Magnaboschi loc., near the church in memory of the Great War. Then continue to the left for about 2.5 km. When you arrive at Pozza del Favaro loc., continue to the right for 3.4 km. At the fork for Malga Sunio, keep right and immediately after, continue to the left for about 800 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!!