Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio

Nature Path - The Colle della Cucherla

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Flora, Panorama, Hystory
  • Departure: Cimitero Monteveglio alto
  • Duration:  40 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: E
  • Length: 0.80 km

The short and ring-shaped path develops on the slopes of the hill that faces the castle and combines the interest relating to the traditional landscape of the hill with the historical one linked to the fortifications that in medieval times completed the defensive system of the castle of Monteveglio, the Cucherla pass (296 m) and other nearby reliefs. Monte Calvario, so called between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries  for its bare appearance and a cross on the top, housed the chapel called Madonna della Cucherla.

Today the top of the relief, which can be reached by skirting an ancient vineyard, is covered with a coppice of oak and ash. In spring and early summer, various species of orchids, all protected, bloom in the brightest spots. On the southern side, thanks to the favorable microclimate, specimens of fig, almond and olive trees grow.

Further information
Colle della Cucherla
Colle della Cucherla
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