Livelet Park: A Journey to the Time of Oetzi

A journey into the times of Öetzi

I spent the summer running around on many bike paths, returning to many places I knew but also exploring places I had never seen and hadn't even heard of.

Among the many things I saw, I want to share with you the experience I had at the Livelet Educational Archaeological Park

It's been 30 years since the discovery of the Similau mummy, known to my friends as Ötzi, and like everyone who followed the news of those times, my curiosity was piqued when I had the chance to visit Livelet this summer and jumped at it.

What is it about?

Livelet is an Archaeological Park where an entire village of stilt houses has been reconstructed, directly on the lake, a journey back in time from 6 thousand to 3 thousand and 500 years ago.

We are in the province of Treviso, precisely in Revine Lago, a valley where the lake environment is the master.

Useful information on the accessibility of the park

The Park is equipped with tactile maps and information material in Braille for blind and visually impaired people.

The parking lot is not very large and there is a parking space reserved for holders of CUDE (Single Badge for the European Disabled), the path is concrete up to the entrance where you will find a bookshop and classrooms and an accessible bathroom.

The route is initially gravel and then you move on a green lawn, which is not always easy to walk. For those who use a wheelchair, wide wheels are recommended.

There are many pachinas on which you can stop to rest on the way or just to enjoy the view.

The ramp that connects the stilt houses is very steep and it is then possible to enter the huts directly without having to climb steps.

 

One person in a wheelchair and one standing in front of stilts
A path connects the stilt houses.
Tools and scenes of everyday life
Lake Revine is home to stilt houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you'll find

There are many attractions in the park, such as the pond with all the information about the amphibious animals that inhabit it.

On the path that leads from the entrance to the stilt village by the lake, you will find the reconstruction of an archaeological excavation where you can understand the work and research path of the archaeologists.

The most fun and precious part is certainly that of the village of the 3 stilt houses; In reality, one is on the lake bank and two are suspended over the water. They are built with materials such as marsh reeds, wood and have a kind of mud plaster, clay, sand and are realistic size.

Inside the huts, people's living and working spaces have been reconstructed: there are distinct spaces dedicated to the preparation of food, processing with utensils and tools and a mezzanine where people slept, which can be reached using a trunk where steps have been carved.

All the tools that are placed inside the huts have been replicated with materials identical to those used in those eras and reconstructed in an artisanal way to give everyone the opportunity, not only to see, but to physically touch and try the tools that our ancestors used in daily life.

In addition to a grain mill, you will discover how it was cooked, with a kind of domestic stove, the processing of hides and much more.

To enter the outermost stilt house I had to overcome a real log, finding the internal pavement higher than the external one. This happens because this hut, built on the shore on the mainland, is subject to the flooding that affects that area of the lake, which each time brings back mud and debris that then settles and further stratifies the bottom of the hut.

On the other hand, the two huts on stilts are a different experience, as they cannot be reached by the rising waters and allow a greater visit of the interior spaces without any difficulty.

I highly recommend that you pay a visit with a guide or archaeologist who will be able to tell stories, anecdotes and show you a philological path of the historical period that inspired the park, designed precisely to enhance the discovery of an archaeological site in the nearby area of Colmaggiore. One of the most important in Eastern Veneto.

The stilt house seen from the outside
The hut on the mainland has a pole at the entrance
The hut on the mainland has a pole at the entrance
The mezzanine can be reached by a staircase carved into a trunk

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who is it for?

For everyone

Families with school-age children

 

The Park's website

www.parcolivelet.it

Via Carpenè, Revine Lago (TV)

segreteria@parcolivelet.it

tel 043821230

Where to sleep in the V4A Network at this LINK         

In the area there are two cycle-pedestrian rings that connect the lakes and the points of greatest interest and a BIG BENCH 181 has recently been installed, a giant bench installed in a panoramic location above the hamlet of Lago, from which you can admire the entire valley and the lakes that compose it.

 

One person in a wheelchair and one standing in front of stilts
A path connects the stilt houses

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