Archaeological Site of Monte Orbieso at Galzignano Terme
Settlements on Mount Orbieso.
Archaeological Site of Monte Orbieso at Galzignano Terme: Mount Orbieso was the site of human settlements both between the XIV and XII centuries B.C. (Recent Bronze Age) and between the VIII and VII century B.C. (Iron Age). A village was founded between the middle of the fourteenth and the end of the twelfth century B.C. to take advantage of the economic and physiographic potential of the area. The smaller reoccupation of the hill during the VIII – VII century B.C. is due to pure strategic reasons. Mount Orbieso had a control function on one of the easier passes used to transit from the eastern side of the hills, historically pertaining to Padua, to the western side, pertaining to Este.