Duration: 1 day
Duration: 1 day
So far it is only known to a few, so it is still a real insider tip. Northeast of Milan, in the Brianza hills, there are characteristic hills that are similar in shape and arrangement to the pyramids of Giza. The pyramids were only discovered in 2001 using satellite images. We present a beautiful hike for the whole family with panoramic views and on wide hiking trails through the forest and along the vineyards.
The best way to get there is by car. The nearest train station is in Cernusco Lombardone, which is about 1.5 hours away on foot. We chose the small settlement of Bagaggera as the starting point. There is a parking lot here and the farmers have set up a small farm shop where you can buy cheese and vegetables from your own production.
The first pyramid is in the south. A cypress path leads up to the top. On the second, the middle pyramid, there is a clearing on the top. It was probably used as an astronomical observatory. At the top is a block of granite measuring 7 x 1.5 meters. This indicates an old sanctuary that is aligned along the north-south axis. This pyramid is called Belvedere Cereda due to the beautiful all-round view. The third pyramid is covered with an oak forest.
Montevecchia can be seen from afar with the pilgrimage church of the Beata Vergine del Carmelo on the highest point of the village. From the balcony of Montevecchia you have a view of the Po Valley and can see the entire skyline of Milan with the high-rise buildings Porta Nuova and Tre Torri. A delicate wine is grown on the pyramid-shaped slopes. The products of the region can be bought in the village in a small shop. In the park of Montevecchia, settlements were found that date from the Neanderthals and are probably up to 60,000 years old.
There are three pyramids with a height of 40 to 50 meters and an incline of exactly 44 degrees. are not the same size, but are similar to Giza in terms of their arrangement and astronomical orientation.
Researchers assume that these hills were created by humans. The exact age cannot yet be said exactly. The Italian pyramids are positioned in a straight line from the three central stars of the constellation Orion. The pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos pyramids are arranged in the same way. The architect Vincenzo di Gregorio has no doubt that the pyramids are man-made. Since they were overgrown and cultivated with vines, the pyramids appear at first glance like hills. The hypothesis was confirmed by astronomer and astrophysicist Adriano Gaspani. Measurements showed that the pyramids were sanctuaries that were used to determine lunar cycles and eclipses. Archaeological studies show that the Celts lived in Italy around the 7th century BC. The first forms of agriculture emerged about 11,000 years ago. Scientists conclude that the pyramids of Montevecchia could have been built 3 to 10,000 years ago.
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We provide an authorized personal Guide that speaks your language. Our guide will accompany you on this hike. He or she will give you interesting details on the way and draws your attention to the special features of the region and the special cuisine. The price includes lunch during the hike.
– Accommodation before and after the hike
– Multi-day tour pre-arranged with more overnight stays, guide, meals
– tasting of the wine with cheese and salami
– Private transfers
– Extension of the trip to the North Italian lakes or the cultural cities in the Padana
The natural tour is organized only for you and your fellow travelers. They are conducted in the language you choose. We have experienced local guides for German, Italian, English, French. Other languages on request or with an interpreter.
The above price has been calculated for a group of 8 participants on a 4-hour hike. Please let us know the number of participants and special wishes with your request.
Your guide can meet you at Portovenere or at your hotel in La Spezia. We can organize transport to the meeting point and collect you from the endpoint.
The small settlement of Galbusera lies at the foot of the pyramids like an oasis in the green. There is an agriturismo with an osteria and accommodation in hay beds or hanging beds. Here you can celebrate wedding parties in the middle of nature and accommodate the guests. A very special organic farm surrounded by meadows and forests, vineyards and orchards, in which fruits and medicinal herbs can be found in biological diversity.
The Montevecchia Sanctuary is at the highest point. It is open on weekends and has a panoramic terrace as a highlight. The small pretty place is a pilgrimage and excursion destination with a restaurant, ice bar and a bar with a beautiful view.
Ca ‘Soldato is an old farmhouse that was inhabited until the 1970s. The visitor center of the Valle Curone park is located here. There is a small museum that is open every Sunday. In the showcases you can get to know the flora and fauna of the area. There are Nests, small stuffed birds, honeycombs and wasp nests can be seen.