15-Oct-2001 -- Mr. Augdoppler (when driving back from Southern Italy to his
home in Austria) and myself, (actually being on vacation in Austria) agreed to make
this confluence visit in the Italian Region of Trentino-Alto Adige, an
extremely beautiful part of Italy and part of the Alps. We met
at 1300hrs CEST in the tiny village of Cavedine (1,000
Trento and North of Lake Garda and 540 metres above sea level). We both
reached Cavedine from the Highway Route A22 (Brennero-Modena), Exit
Trento-Centro, then taking the State Road SS45bis (Gardesana Occidentale -
the Western Garda Lake-Road) until Vezzano, and thence on Provincial Road
Captain Peter arrived a little bit earlier and strolled around in Cavedine,
the first inhabitant to salute him was a black cat.
Italians are superstitious and black cats are supposed to bring bad luck.
Shortly later Hans arrived in the center of the village, the Piazza Italia, where we had first coffee in Pedro's Café.
Comparing the maps and taking compass bearings from Piazza Italia we assumed
from the very beginning that the confluence is supposed to be up in the
mountain, close to the rocky cliff in the
Hans drove the car as close as possible to the foot of the mountain and we
started walking. The area looks as there were a lot of forestry some decades
ago, but now the paths are mostly abandoned.
After an almost two hours walk through dense forest of predominantly
we arrived at a small stone house, where we had a rest, 200
metres away from the point.
The point itself is on a very precipice, a 950 metres above sea
level. The GPS position was a little bit jumping, as due to the
dense forest the signal was no good. The views to East, South and West show
dense forest, the view to North is the most impressive.
The most important fruits of the Trentino-Alto Adige are grapes and apples.
It was quite a tough point to make, but due to the marvellous landscape and
scenery we have seen it was worth to go for it.