IntroOn one hand Monte Pizzoc is a low summit, suitable just for hiking, on the other hand it is quite a broad area, which might offer also other interesting points to visit. I have collected just some information. If you have more, I'd be happy to give you editing rights to improve this page.
OverviewOn Monte Pizzoc the Southern Limestone Alps reach much towards the south. A few western summits are higher and even a bit more towards the south, but the exposed position just above Vittorio Veneto town assures that Monte Pizzoc offers a nice panorama over the Po river plane - all the way towards Venice. On the other side in a clear day from the summit of Monte Pizzoc other higher mountains of Alps can be seen, in the first place the group of Monte Cavallo.
According to our classification Monte Pizzoc is the southernmost summit of Carnic Alps (and Pre-Alps); under the assumption that Carnic Alps occupy the whole mountain area to the line Vittorio Veneto - Sella di Fadalto - Piave river. According to this classification Prealpi Carniche continue from Monte Cavallo group towards the south and beyond the Cansiglio forrest finish with the rocks of Monte Pizzoc and a few lower hills below its summit.
The second opinion is set out on Fausto Carlevaris page of Prealpi Venete e Trentine. According to him, this broad group does not end on the east on the line Vittorio Veneto - Sella di Fadalto - Piave river, but continues further on Monte Pizzoc and Cansiglio forrest.
Monte Pizzoc is first of all a hikers mountain. As its summit can be reached by a mountain road, it is also a very desirable goal for bikers, but also paragliders and other outdoor sportists. In winter the summit can also be a nice ski tour goal, by the road even with cross-country skis, even if there are no special tracks.
Getting ThereThe summit of Monte Pizzoc can be reached by a mountain road, opened for public traffic. La Crosetta saddle, east of the summit, can be reached either from Vittorio Veneto or from Sacile on the SE. Over this saddle a good road goes towards the north on Piano di Cansiglio and further on to Alpago. Just below La Crosetta, on the NW side, a mountain road deters up towards Monte Pizzoc. It is not in the best condition (2008), but still very much used, because of many alpine pastures and weekend huts around Monte Pizzoc. It reaches the summit and continues also a but further towards the NW, to Rifugio Città Vittorio Veneto, and a bit further more.
Regarding hikes, the summit can be reached from many different sides, depending on how steep, long and enduring tour you wish to choose. You just need a map of the area to choose. many paths are also marked.
Maps: Tabacco No. 12.
Livenza River Sources
The river sources are three. The northernmost is in the village Gorgazza. It's a small karstic lake, actually a syphon, which is not fully discovered yet. A strong source comes from below a picturesque rocky wall (a cave, which collapsed). The second source is the Santissima, named by a nearby old church. The nearby place is rich with archeological findings from prehistoric times. Between Polcenigo and Caneva ancient people were building houses on the water. The third source of Livenza is a mile or two further towards the SW.
Colli di Prosecco
Mountain HutRifugio Città Vittorio Veneto. 1570m. Opened from mid June to mid September.Tel.: 368/3708978.
When To Ascend?Monte Pizzoc can be ascended any time of the year.