What kind of traveler are you?
Cycling, MTB, trekking, hiking, orienteering, horse riding, para gliding, cross-country skiing (day or night), downhill skiing, snowshoeing, gliding, golf, auto rally, motorcycle racing, climbing, rafting (Valstagna) …
Like to relax?
At La Scuola, you can sleep and have breakfast late, take a pleasant stroll to Lusiana and have a picnic in the area with a basket that we prepare for you. Then have a nap, take a short walk to the church, Chiesa del Lazzaretto, and have a beer on a terrace overlooking the colorful landscape that changes with the seasons. Have dinner nearby, read a good book and go to bed early, in complete silence…
Lusiana is in the heart of a picturesque area, surrounded by scenic roads, towns, villages and districts. Perfect for car, motorcycle or bicycle rides: Asiago and the other towns in the Plateau (“Altopiano”), Santa Caterina, Crosara, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, Covolo, Breganze, Mount Corno, the Mountain Retreat Road (“la Strada delle Malghe”) and many smaller villages. The Wine Road (“Strada del Vino”), and the wines of Torcolato Breganze DOC, Cherries and Chestnuts, the autumn foliage…
So many routes to take walking or by bike, open-air museums (Outdoor Museum of Lusiana and Sojo Park), guided visits to the Botanical Gardens of Mount Corno. Walk in search of to herbs (with the herbalist, Antonio Calva), or dedicated to the writings of Mario Rigoni Stern, or following the trail of the First World War. Picnic on Monte Corno with a basket prepared at La Scuola, walk along the mountain retreat path, gather mushrooms, berries and chestnuts…
Lusiana offers theatrical performances for children and great educational workshops in the Botanical Garden and the Prehistoric Village. La Scuola is safe and quiet, with a beautiful courtyard, perfect for playing, and family-style, triple and quadruple rooms for your children to have fun. The Altopiano offers beautiful, safe places for hiking and for play, adventure parks, educational farms and sporting activities designed for children of all ages.
Activities for all tastes
Trekking, Hiking, Orienteering
Directly from La Scuola, or leaving from Asiago or Monte Corno, there are many foot paths to choose from, all levels of difficulty, alone or with a guide, along the First World War trace, hunting for herbs, flowers and local fruits, accompanied by the works of great authors like Mario Rigoni Stern, watching the stars at night… Or along the famous Calà del Sasso, 4444 steps, built in the 14th century to move wood to the valleys of the Altopiano in traist to the Venice Arsenal (“Arsenale di Venezia”), along the Brenta Canal (“Canale di Brenta”) – the longest steps in Italy and the longest in the world, open to the public.
More information is available from La Scuola, which has a roster of trained guides and instructors.
From the number of people who cycle here and their reviews of our cycling, it would seem that the sport was invented here. Vicentino has the perfect terrain for exploring and enjoying these gorgeous natural surroundings – especially the high hills of upper Vicentino. So many itineraries, for all skill levels that we can recommend.
Breathtaking panoramas and fragrant forests: Monte Corno is perfect for racing through the cliffs. The Mountain Retreat Path on Monte Corno, is a typical excursion to take near Campana di Lusiana, with many different routes to Asiago and other towns on the Altopiano. The path leaving The School is picturesque, and another, equally beautiful route leads to Covolo.
More information and maps of biking itineraries are available at La Scuola, and for a guided tour, we can put you in touch with local, experienced bikers.
Motorcycling and Slow Driving
The gentle, hilly streets of the Veneto Foothills (“Pedemontana Veneta”) surrounding Lusiana are ideal for long drives, by car or motorcycle, with plenty of places to stop and eat at local trattorias or relax in the fields for a picnic, while taking in the extraordinary panorama, and visiting the many picturesque towns in the area. So many diverse itineraries – no need to take the same route twice. More information is available at La Scuola.
Golf and Horseback Riding
The Asiago Altopiano boasts 2 adjacent, 18-hole Golf Clubs, one of which is considered the most beautiful mountain course in all of Europe.
Horseback riding is everywhere in the Altopiano, with many aficionados passing right behind La Scuola. Descending from Monte Corno there are many stables, with pleasant pony practice arenas and small horses for children available at the Baita Al Fungo – just a few minutes from La Scuola, on the way to Asiago.
Skis and snowshoes
The 7 Towns of the Asiago Plateau (“Altopiano di Asiago 7 Comuni’) is the ideal terrain for cross-country skiing and for long snowshoeing jaunts, it’s perfect for downhill skiing and easy enough for beginners or small children. La Scuola will provide all the information needed on the districts of the Altopiano and can recommend snowshoeing paths.
Para gliding, climbing and rafting
The summit of Monte Corno, above La Scuola Guesthouse, is an extraordinary launching spot for para gliding. The landscape is indescribably beautiful, and many lovers of flight flutter above the village of Campana during the summer.
Climbers find paradise in the Covolo district, with its fantastic rocky wall.
Try rafting in Valstagna, on the Canale di Brenta, easily accessible from Lusiana through the gorgeous road to Stoccaredo and Sasso di Asiago, near the Calà del Sasso. This road is a theater each year for the City of Bassano International Rally, which passes below La Scuola at Campana and showcases both modern and antique cars. This even it exciting for the locals, too, since some drivers find national success starting with this rally.