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No 6 - Mt. Ricco and Mt. Castello Trail

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Flora
  • Departure: alle spalle della stazione ferroviaria di Monselice
  • Length: 5 km
  • Difference in height: 300m

Time is intended for a trained hiker, it could vary depending on the preparation and the interest for the itinerary features.

The trail starts off from a red house you can reach along Via Monte Ricco, a tarmaced road that climbs from the south-eastern slope of the hill, just behind Monselice railway station. A very wide gravelled bridleway soon reaches a scenic terrace dominated by a statue of Hercules holding up the world. Steps on the right lead to the Franciscan hermitage of St Domenica, once the home of Count Vittorio Cini, edged by two rows of impressive cypress trees. On clear days, you can see as far south as the Apennines from this terrace. A few yards on, there is a fork in the road: the left-hand path leads downhill towards neighbouring Mount Castello, while by continuing on the right you stay on the main circular high-altitude Mount Ricco path, which is a shortcut.

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Mt. Ricco
Mt. Ricco
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