South of the city of Vicenza is the Berici Hills a limestone formation that once was a reef area of the sea that once covered the region in prehistoric times. The area is well known for it's classic Rock Climbing area of Lumignano. However, if you are on a road trip Bouldering in Italy you and want to also visit some of the cities of art and cultural sites of the country, Vicenza is a top city to visit and if you want to keep your climbing fever in check you could visit a few of the small bouldering areas in the Berici Hills. Also there are several good off-the-beaten path historical and cultural sites to explore as well throughout the hills.
Bouldering is mostly on small bands of rock located in various locations south of Vicenza and can average from 2 to 5 meters, others have been developed within many of the small caves, and you will find an occasion isolated block of rock. The rock itself is limestone that offers a variety of styles offering both ascents and traverses. This is not soft rock, like you would find in areas near Flagstaff, AZ and other areas in the US, the edges are pockets can be sharp so good skin care is a must. Many areas do not have the best landing zones so the more crash pads you have the better. There are also a few places that are good for solo bouldering. This is not a destination area but a great stop over spot for some fun while enjoy the Dolce Vita of Northern Italy.
The Berici Hills is in the Veneto region of Italy. The main reference point is the city of Vicenza, which is located along the main transportation line between Venice (Venezia) and Verona. The A-4 autostrade passed through the city making the area easy to access by car and a quick stop if you are just passing through.