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Itinerary in Belmonte Nature Reserve

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Religion, Hystory
  • Departure: Localit√† Piandane (491m)
  • Arrival: Santuario di Belmonte (726m)
  • Duration: about 35 / 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
  • Difference in height: 235m

Uphill trail: A few dozen meters near a vineyard, you will find on the right an uphill trail with a red arrow and a blue arrow trail markers.
After a few hairpin bends, you will find a water reservoir. Turn left leaving the vineyards on the right. At the crossroads, if you go left you will reach loc. Pemonte - you can take this road for the return journey, for an alternative route - if you go right you will reach loc. Remondata, and if you go straight you will reach Belmonte. Take the last stretch of the pedestrian road leading to Belmonte from Valperga through the Ancient Pedestrian Road, at the next to last Shrine. You will get under the former Restaurant under Belmonte Sanctuary.

Downhill trail: Follow the same trail of the outward journey or, at the above-mentioned crossroads, take an alternative ring-route and reach Pemonte country hamlet - be careful, because near a landslide you will have to keep left (on a boulder, you will see a blue arrow). Reach the town of Pemonte and follow the asphalt road until you reach Piandane.

Sacro Monte di Belmonte
Sacro Monte di Belmonte

Road access: From Turin take S.S. 460 that, passing through Leinì, reaches Rivarolo Canavese and continues to Valperga. Take the road to Pertusio and turn right to loc. Piandane, pass through Riborgo country hamlet and, at "Piandane" road sign, turn left leaving the Shrine on the left (unfortunately, there are only a few car parks).

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