Hiking

Rete Natura 2000 - Capanne di Marcarolo

Voltaggio (73,70 km)
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Highlights and tour details

Already in Roman times the Marcarolo plateau was a place of exchange and a road junction where the so-called "vie del sale - salt roads" or "marenche" (of the sea) connected the Po Valley with the Ligurian Riviera and specifically with the city of Genoa. In 1200 the Cistercian grange of Bruvera or Riversa was founded, which later took the name of Benedicta,  contributing to the widespread diffusion of agriculture and sheep farming, deeply transforming the ecosystem and favouring the settlement of scattered farmsteads that can still be recognized today and that would last as the productive system until after the Second World War. The Ecomuseum of C.na Moglioni was created to protect and make the cultural heritage linked to the peasant tradition known. The Benedicta also played a role in more recent history, as it was in fact the scene of the partisan massacre that occurred in the spring of 1944, following a raid that affected a vast area of the Apennines and ended with the shooting and deportation of captured partisans. To commemorate these events, the project "La Benedicta Parco della Pace" was born, which includes the monumental area, a dedicated itinerary, a documentation centre, and a museum that is still under construction. The itinerary can be travelled by mountain bike for long stretches. The section between Laghi della Lavagnina artificial lakes and Monte Tobbio is not recommended - alternatively you can go up to Capanne di Marcarolo using the dirt road that corresponds to the itinerary and return to Passo della Bocchetta along provincial roads nos. 165, 166 and 160.

Other information

Itinerary code: RNK
Provinces crossed: Alessandria & Monferrato

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
Passo della Bocchetta
15060 Voltaggio (AL)
Alessandria
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Stages

Accommodations and services

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Agriturismo Ortosano
Alessandria | Educational Farms
Agriturismo Ortosano
The agriturismo is located on the hills of Ovada at 300 m a.s.l. and is surrounded by a vineyard that stands out on a magnificent panorama; the farm also includes a hectare of vegetable garden cultivated using organic criteria and is home to sheep and a large number of farmyard animals.
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La Volpina
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Volpina
Ligurian-Piedmontese cuisine in an elegant environment between the motorway exit and the entrance to the town. Delicious dishes with a good use of vegetables and fish: cuttlefish tomato and hot pepper soup, veal breast stuffed with trout, salmon and prawns, kid offal terrine with onions cooked in …
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Villa Tea
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
Villa Tea
"Situated in the picturesque village of Tagliolo Monferrato, Casa Tea is the ideal place to rediscover the taste of the "slow holiday": a welcoming and family environment in which to relax, composed of an apartment on the first floor, very spacious, and rooms that have a wonderful view of the …
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