Spallanzani Path - 4th stage from Giandeto to Carpineti
Giandeto - Carpineti - 42034 Casina
- 0522 810430 IAT di Castelnovo ne' Monti
- 0522 812313
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The path, besides being marked by white and red CAI signs also has a butterfly symbol and the initials SSP.
The path does not have particular technical difficulties, it can also be used by inexperienced excursionists and is quite suitable for horse trekking.
The path is 115 km long, is usually traveled in stages an, usually 7, for a total of 35 hours walking time.
Details of tour:
Third stage. Locations crossed: Giandeto, Stopeda, Croveglia, Buramedia, Cerpiano, Mulino del Noce, Mandra, Ca' Vizei, Romagnano, Pianzano, Ibatica, Ca' Spadaccini, S. Vitale, Castello delle Carpinete, Carpineti. Time needed: 4.30 hrs
Difference in altitude climbing: 750 m
Difference in altitude descending: 790 m Soon after Giandeto you climb along a carriage-way which turns right and descends to the village of Croveglia, very interesting for its two tower houses of the XV century. Still traveling on agricultural roads you reach Cerpiano where you encounter the paved road which takes you downhill for 400m. Reaching the provincial road you take it on the right for 150m; on the left on the curve there's a path which climbs and reaches the hamlet of Mandra. Having passed it you take a mule-track on the right which climbs to Mt. Uccellara and then descends to Romagnano, one of the best kept hamlets of the entire Reggiano Apennines. The itinerary now goes along a paved road. Reaching the main road at Cà Spadaccini you travel another 200m westward and then take a path on the left which leads to the S. Vitale Parish. The trail then runs on the ridge of Mt. Valestra, Mt. Fosola of great geological and botanical interest. You get a wide view of the Secchia valley. Through a rich underbrush you descend a steep slope in chestnut woods, slightly descending and reach the Carpineti castle (805m) where you intersect the road which leads to the town. From the castle you descend along a paved road to the town of Carpineti, where you can sleep in one the hotels in the center.
Last update: March 7, 2023