Paesaggio Urbino
 

DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT ROMITAGES IN THE LANDS OF PICENO

 
ONE DAY TOUR

Itinerary to discover the first hermitages in the Piceno lands that will lead us to get to know better, through a trekking surrounded by greenery, the town of Colle San Marco.

A few minutes from Ascoli Piceno, Colle San Marco is located on the hills southeast of the city center. In the first part of the trek we will visit the Hermitage of Colle San Marco, an important memory of art and spirituality for the city of Ascoli being one of the first hermitages built in the early Middle Ages; we will continue visiting the Devil’s Finger: a natural monument, which emerges from the bush as a spur of travertine; in the final part of the trek we will visit the grotta del Beato Corrado: a curious and fascinating cavity entirely dug out of the travertine stone.

For the lunch break we will reach the Paci refuge: along the way to the refuge we will cross places that still today testify to the vocation to pastoralism of the territory with the presence of the “caciare”.

After lunch we will return to Colle San Marco to visit the artistic laboratory and the travertine quarry of the sculptor Giuliano Giuliani where we will get to know the tradition of travertine processing up close.


ITINERARY DESCRIPTION

MEETING POINT: PIAGGE LOCALITY 9:30 am - Meeting with your own vehicle at Piagge. Reception of the group and meeting with the guide who will begin the narration.

DEPARTURE FOR THE TREKKING TO COLLE SAN MARCO - RIFUGIO PACI AND RETURN: 10:00 am - in the first part of the trek we will visit the Hermitage of Colle San Marco an important memory of art and spirituality for the city of Ascoli being one of the first hermitages built in the early Middle Ages; we will continue by visiting the Devil’s Finger: a natural monument, which emerges from the bush as a spur of travertine; in the final part of the trek we will visit the grotta del Beato Corrado: a curious and fascinating cavity entirely dug out of the travertine stone.

11:30 am - Continuation of the walk with the trekking Pianoro Colle San Marco - Rifugio Paci. At the end of the walk we will reach the Paci Refuge where we will stop for lunch. Along the way we will cross rich places that still today testify to the vocation to pastoralism of the territory with the presence of the “caciare”. During the trek, the guide will also focus on naturalistic aspect.

STOP FOR LUNCH: 12:30 pm - stop for lunch at the Paci Refuge where we will taste typical local products linked to the traditions of the place we are visiting with the environmental trekking. After lunch, resume the journey and return to Colle San Marco.

VISIT TO THE QUARRY OF THE SCULPTOR GIULIANO GIULIANI: 4.00 pm - we will visit the artistic laboratory and the travertine quarry of the sculptor Giuliano Giuliani and we will get to know the tradition of travertine processing up close. RETURN: 18:00 - autonomous return to your own homes
 
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEES

- BASE 2 PAX: EURO 150

- BASE 5 PAX: EURO 90

- BASE 10 PAX: EURO 68

- BASE 20 PAX: EURO 57
 

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