Calà del Sasso

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Calà del Sasso
Calà del Sasso.jpg
A trait that shows the structure of the Calà del Sasso. On the left is visible the channel used for the sliding of the logs
Length 7 km (4 mi)
Location  Italy Veneto
Trailheads Lebo of Valstagna (221 m)
Sasso di Asiago (965 m)
Use Hiking
Elevation
Elevation change 744 m (2,441 ft)
Highest point Sasso di Asiago, 965 m (3,166 ft)
Lowest point Lebo of Valstagna, 221 m (725 ft)
Hiking details
Season summer
Surface step

The Calà del Sasso is the path, consisting of 4444 steps, which connects the town of Valstagna, in the Brenta Canal, the fraction Sasso di Asiago, in the Plateau of the Seven Communities in the Province of Vicenza, and is the longest staircase 'Italy[1] as well as the world's longest staircase open to the public.[2]

The Calà del Sasso covers a levelling of 810 meters. The route is still largely supported by a ditch, made, as the steps themselves, in limestone: this ditch was used to transport timber downstream of the Plateau. Once in Valstagna, Calà del sasso ends near the river Brenta, where the logs were floated to Venice where they were used in the Arsenale for the construction of boats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Focus: qual è la scalinata più lunga del mondo". Focus. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ The staircase is the world's longest stairway service funicular Niesen in Switzerland, with 11674 steps

Coordinates: 45°51′49″N 11°37′49″E / 45.86361°N 11.63028°E / 45.86361; 11.63028