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ACL Stage 4: Montalto Dora - Cascina Rocco

Montalto Dora (3,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The walk leads to the basin of glacial origin which is home to Lake Pistono. Along cobbled roads and ancient trails that wind between vineyards and chestnut woods, it is possible to admire the castle of Montalto.

The “Variante del Maggio” trail branches off at the foot of the castle and leads to one of the most interesting vantage points of the Morainic Amphitheatre of Ivrea (30 min – 0.60 km – 90 m altitude difference).

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Points of interest

The zone of the 5 lakes has been permanently settled by all the major prehistoric civilisations of the Padano-Alpine community. Close to Lake Pistono, there are many traces of the Neolithic period, including square mouth vases and various stone tools. A flint arrowhead, preserved at the National Artillery Museum in Turin, is the testimony of commercial traffic already existing in that distant period: flint was imported from France, as it did not exist in the Western Alps.

Other information

Itinerary code: ACL
Provinces crossed: Torino

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
10016 Montalto Dora (TO)
Torino
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Arrival
Cascina Rocco
10016 Montalto Dora (TO)
Torino
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Accommodations and services

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Villa Lucia
Torino | Bed & Breakfast
Villa Lucia
The Villa Lucia B&B is situated in Borgofranco d’Ivrea at the foot of the Aosta Valley mountains. Immersed in greenery, this facility avails of 3 double rooms, each with ensuite bathroom. An excellent location to rest and take advantage of all the recreational possibilities offered by the area: …
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