Latitude: 45,918693 | Longitude: 11,418615
Activities and services
Production/sales of malga products
– 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.
The Malga Verena pastures extend to an altitude of 2015 m, up to the mountain peak from which it derives its name, where well-known ski areas are to be found. Due to the altitude at which they are located, the pastures are rather scarce, but rich with fine flora.
Both from the malga, surrounded by larch and spruce woods and from the Monte Verena summit you can enjoy a truly spectacular view.
Through this malga the CAI 820 trail runs which leads to the summit of Monte Verena from Malga Campovecchio, where you will find the Fort with the same name. From this fort on May 24, 1915 the first cannon fire was shot that marked the entering of Italy into the First World War. The fort, built to block the advancement of the Austro-Hungarian army towards Val d’Assa, has been restored and made accessible to visitors. In June 1915 it was struck by artillery that caused the deaths of many of the garrison placed there to guard it. After that, it was abandoned.
From the center of Roana continue uphill for about 1.6 km to reach the lake of the same name*. From there, continue north uphill for 3.3 km to the Curva del Martin. Keep then to the left towards Malga Quarti di Verena and Verena for about 5 km. The malga is on the left. *Vehicular traffic is no longer permitted beyond this point.
Alternatively, go uphill from Mezzaselva di Roana taking the road for Monte Verena and turning right for Malga Verena.
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!!