What to do in Winter

Val Varaita Trekking: Stage 12B Eremo di Busca - Busca

Busca (4,30 km)
Highlights and tour details

From Eremo di Busca (hermitage), you go down a path that is firstly a dirt road and then asphalt until you reach the chapel of S.Stefano, go on until you reach Cascina Abello, turn left and firstly follow a dirt road and then a stretch of path going down through woods until you arrive in Busca in piazza Fratelli Mariano.

Points of interest

Monte Pagliano is the wooded peak behind the village of Busca, which is visible from the plain. The Eremo complex has its origins with the thirteenth-century construction of the chapel of the Madonna and the convent of Santa Maria di Belmonte which, in the fifteenth century, passed to the Dominican nuns. In the seventeenth century the hermitage passed to the Camaldolese of San Romualdo and became a devotional centre and attraction for pilgrims. Next to the ancient medieval church the friars erected the new Baroque church decorated with paintings by Dalamano and stuccoes by Beltramelli. In the nineteenth century the complex was purchased by local nobles and enriched with paintings by Francesco Gonin. The complex was then inherited by the Grimaldis and finally passed to an intermediary who donated it to the Parish of Carmagnola around 1950. During the Second World War the abbey church was seriously damaged and, therefore, only some ruins of the sacred environment remain today.

Other information

Source: Unione Montana Valle Varaita
Itinerary code: VVT
Recommended period: All year round
Devotional interest: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Eremo di Busca
12022 Busca (CN)
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piazza fratelli Mariano
12022 Busca (CN)
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Accomodations and services

Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
The information contained in the pathways is not binding on the authors and verifiers of the pathways.