History Path on a MTB
The Art Path ring trail starts in Torresina from the Pietra dell’Appuntamento (literally, the appointment stone) at km 2.3 of SP 352 province road. It ascends eastward over Monterotondo tiny hill and descends to Sette Vie. Leaving the paved road, hikers can turn leftward down on a long descent in the woods, until they come to cross Cusina brook and reach Giuliani hamlet (the hamlet is misnamed Giuttoni in several maps). After having crossed the hamlet, the trail smoothly ascends on the sunned side, where it is worth noticing wonderful dry-stone arches used to support land terraces.
After having reached the votive pillar, it is worth leaving the trail for 100 meters approx. to visit the fascinating Chiesa di S. Ludovico (the church dates back to the 16th century). As an alternative, it is possible to descend leftward along the ancient road connecting Murazzano-Igliano-Castellino, and cross SP 115 province road to get the trail lowest point: The Ancient Bridge on Cusina brook, probably dating back to ancient Roman age. The trail ascends to Igliano to make hikers enjoy S. Andrea parish church (dating back to the 16th century) in the main piazza. On the church façade an ancient Roman gravestone outstands (dating back to the 1st century): it had been found on the occasion of some excavation works in the 19th century. The nice bell tower from 1950 has been built according to local style.
The trail ascends again crossing Igliano giving hikers the occasion to rest at Funtanas fountain, a natural marl cave full of fresh water in Summer as well. Further on, hikers can leave the paved road to take a steep dirt ascent to Langa hamlet, and then turn left. After having passed the cappella di S. Sebastiano e S. Rocco (a chapel dating back to the 16th century), with its beautiful frescos depicting Saint Sebastian and Saint Roch, to whom the chapel is dedicated, the trail enters the dirt road beside the chapel and stretches back to Pietra dell’Appuntamento, the trail starting point, almost plain.
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Point of interest along the way