Once upon a time in pre-history, in Fiavé!
One of the many little villages in the Comano Valley is home to something particularly interesting, a place where you travel back in time. Let us take you to Fiavé, to discover the ancient houses built on stilts and the archaeological site.
Have you wondered how our ancestors lived and what they ate? Find out in the Comano Valley, with a visit to the pile dwelling village in Fiavé, with its internationally renowned archaeological site, recognised by UNESCO. Excavations uncovered the remains of a settlement dating back to various periods between 3800 and 1300 BCE.
A voyage through time
This exceptional and exceptionally well-preserved discovery features kitchen utensils and crockery, arrows and the piles which still protrude from the water and which used to support the houses.
This collection is unique in Europe and a visit here will transport you several millennia back in time. The special environmental conditions have even preserved some foodstuffs, such as ears of corn, berries, hazelnuts, apples and pears, now on display inside the Museo delle Palafitte in Fiavé.
A visit here is a chance to immerse yourself in the stone age and learn how farmers and shepherds worked, discovering the secrets of metallurgist and hunters. You can also see a large model and films showing how the village once looked.
Ask the locals and get inspiration on how to experience an authentic holiday
Languages: Italian and German
Passions: gentle walks along country trails and near water, enjoying an aperitif in a bar with the locals
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Franco Marzatico, fascinated by research
Passions: archaeology and history
Mirta Franzoi, archaeologist
Passions: archaeology and the timeless stories of local people
Stefano Zanoni, UNESCO biosphere reserve officer
Passions: walking, the outdoors, visiting and exploring little-known places hidden away in my valley and elsewhere.