The Walks of the High Shady Hills and Clear Hills – Leg 11
Scurzolengo is one of the cities awarded with the Bronze Medal for Military Value for its partisan activity during World War II. The point of departure of this leg is located in the centre of the village. Take Via Marconi, then turn right into Via Martiri della Libertà, where you can see the chapel of San Giuseppe on the right. Go down that road for about 800 m until you reach another chapel in San Defendente. Go past it, turn right into a grove and go straight for about 800 metres, until you reach an intersection. From here, go down the Valley of Pissapola. Then, go north along the valley until getting to Regione Torre and the intersection with SP 37.
Pass through Viale Dusio Piero, named after him because he was born in Scurzolengo in 1899. He was an entrepreneur, sport manager, car driver and also President of Juventus football club from 1942 to 1947. Go past the open space on the left and take the dirt road on the right. After 750 metres in a path of fields, it intersects with SP 94. Turn right, go along the farmhouse, and take the dirt road that passes through fields and groves. After about 600 metres you come to an intersection. Turn left into the fields, go straight ahead for about 800 metres, until the road intersects with Via Scurzolengo (SP 38).
Turn right and go up the slope towards the hamlet of San Desiderio of Calliano. After 500 metres, you will see the inhabited area of the municipality. Keep going until the road intersects with Via Vittorio Emanuele II, where you have to turn left. The route continues along the main street of the municipality passing through the historic centre and going straight for about 1 km. After 500 metres you will see the church of San Desiderio on the left. Keep going until you reach the intersection with Via Valle Riti.
Turn left and go straight for about 400 metres until you come to a fork. Turn right, pass through Valle del Rio, until reaching Località Sassia after about 1 km. At the intersection with Strada Castelletto, turn right and go straight ahead on the path along Valle del Gorgo with a beautiful landscape of vineyards and farmlands.
Passing over the cemetery, you get to Calliano. This village is known for its typical dishes based on donkey meat such as agnolotti pasta and salami.
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Point of interest along the way
117 Via Roma