Via dei Briganti: Stage 1 Cisterna d\'Asti - Ferrere

da Cisterna d'Asti a Ferrere (14,00 km)
Highlights and tour details

The itinerary, the Via dei Briganti, starts from the concentric of Cisterna d'Asti, dominated by the castle, whose first structure dates back to the 11th century and gradually expanded and embellished over the following centuries. Currently it houses the Museum of Arts and Crafts of the past. The itinerary then takes place in a first stretch along the ordinary road network of the concentric. Near via Pranzovero, the itinerary plunges into the woods surrounding the area to descend into the valley and climb up to the hamlet of Saretto. After crossing the small village, we continue north-east, through woods and vegetation, in a not very man-made environment, until we arrive at the San Damiano farmhouse and, a little further away, at the Scaglie hamlet, now inhabited by very few people and, at one time, an important agricultural centre on this ridge. The path continues, gradually lowering until it reaches the provincial road, where there is the church of the Vattigliera. From here, again through a beautiful forest, you go up to the road of the hamlet of San Giuseppe, where there is a small church of nineteenth-century plant and recently restored. The paved municipal road with low traffic intensity crosses the hamlet of San Giuseppe and gradually descends the hill until it intersects with the road Gherba. After about 300 m along this road, you arrive at the end of stage 1. You can then choose to take stage 2 that leads to Villafranca d'Asti or take the ancient Via dei Morti, variant 1B, so called because it was the road that connected the historic center of Ferrere with the cemetery. This road allows you to go back to the historical part of Ferrere, and, therefore, to the Town Hall Square near Castelvecchio and the nearby guesthouse of Casa Carolina.

Other information

Source: Comunità Collinare Valtriversa
Itinerary code: VBR
Recommended period: All year round
Provinces crossed: Langhe Monferrato e Roero

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Piazza Hope
14010 Cisterna d'Asti (AT)
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14012 Ferrere (AT)
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