Two routes to discover the Val di Vara sanctuaries

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Monasteries of Val di Vara: two hiking trails surrounded by history, religion, and nature Val di Vara has a thousand-year history during which it was inhabited by various populations over the centuries like the ancient Ligurians, the ancient Romans, the Byzantines, the Lombards. The peoples that have passed through this area have left traces of […]

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A circular and fascinating hiking trail in the Ancient Ligurians area in Pignone

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Technical data Difficulty: simple Difference in altitude: about 135 meters Trail number: 556, then 556v (it’s called Anello del Benessere too. It means Wellness Circuit) Recommended period: all year round as long as it’s good weather Duration: 1 hour and a half Suggestions: the hiking trail is very suitable for mountain biking too Among the […]

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Hiking trails in Val di Vara, the Bio Valley

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To rise and shine after the lockdown The trails in Val di Vara are an excellent alternative for those who, like me, love the total contact with nature. Last spring, when after almost 2 months of lockdown it was finally possible to leave our houses, I found it very pleasant to go into the woods, […]

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Carro-Mattarana hiking trail: a walk in the heart of Val di Vara

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Technical data: Difficulty: medium-easy Trail number: 622, then 630 Recommended period: all year round as long as the weather is good and it hasn’t rained heavily recently Duration: about 3 hours Suggestions: you can walk the path going there and back, it will be about 15 km. Alternatively, you can get there with 2 cars, […]

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A mystery legend from a transit county in Italy

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Halloween is near, and this year too we are telling a somewhat terrifying legend about one of the many “Transit Counties”. It is in the traditionally passing lands that the most ancient thrill stories have been handed down for centuries, told to ask the passer-by for due respect. Because a pass, a transition between different […]

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Stadomelli in Val di Vara speaks English with the Scottish Fest

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Every summer the Stadomelli village hosts the Scottish Fest, a sign of a deep bond between the town of Val di Vara and the United Kingdom For some years, the summer of Stadomelli – a small village in the municipality of Rocchetta Vara – lights to the sound of bagpipes and with the flavor of […]

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