Monte Casale is the right place to breathe in fresh air, walk in the woods and green meadows, smell the scent of springtime and touch the sky with a finger.
This is the mountain with the most panoramic view of the valley of Terme di Comano; on the horizon you will see the Trentino mountains: from the Dolomites of Fiemme and Fassa to Bondone, from the Ledrensi Alps to the Adamello Group, from Presanella to Ortles, from the Brenta Group to Paganella. Lower down there are the Molveno Lake, the small lake of Nembia, lakes of Toblino and S. Massenza, Lake Cavedine, Lake Terlago and that of Garda.
Nature awakens in May and the blossoming seems like a picture by a great artist. Brushstrokes of colours blend together with the delicate scents of spring. Going up along the large meadow, which leads to the top, here and there you can see the mountain tulip, orchid, paeonia officinalis, gentians, crocus, Turk’s cap lily, the red rhododendron, forget me not, thorny broom, and then woodruff, cranberry, mountain arnica, the herbaceous heather and the Alpine spinach.
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Let yourself become intoxicated by the perfume of the Monte Casale blossoms, here everything is beautiful!
How to arrive
From the town of Comano, go up the SAT 411 footpath to Monte Casale. You will come to the “Le Quadre” locality along the path. Here the horizon opens up and the eye can admire the spectacle that nature offers: panoramas, flowers, pastures and the entire valley with its villages and its extensive countryside. You cross the meadow uphill and arrive at the Don Zio cabin, where you can stop for a snack. Continue through the meadows and in about 15 minutes you will reach the summit of Monte Casale.
For the less fit, you can travel up by car along the first stretch of tarmacked road and park where there is a transit ban for unauthorized vehicles near the TV antennas. For those who would like to simply enjoy the beautiful panorama, without the fatigue of the climb, a daily permit can be requested at the Albergo Panoramica in Comano town (5 €), with which you are authorized to go by car up to the parking place on the edge of the meadows, about 15 minutes from the Don Zio cabin.