Santuario di San Besso, Valprato Soana

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#82 of 234 in Historic Sites in Province of Turin
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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  • Beautiful walk in the Gran Paradiso park. Quite simple route even if you are not an expert hiker. Recommended use of clothing and shoes suitable for hiking
  • (July 2021 :) Pleasant walk in the mountains👣🌿, we left around 10.30 in the morning, in fact we did not suffer too much from the heat or cold🌞. I would not recommend it for seniors or people who are very out of practice. It is a simple path, without particular difficulties but a bit steep rip. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. 🚶‍♀🚶 The time required is about 2 hours for the ascent, but the descent is much easier and of course chosen. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed🚫🐾, although it is easily confused by consulting websites that say otherwise. Along the way it is possible to meet marmots and other local animals, as well as wonderful plants of all kinds. The itinerary is well signposted, just follow the red-white markings 🇮🇩. I recommend wearing long pants👖 because of the high grass in some places and to bring a blanket to use as a tablecloth for a picnic🧺. Really suggestive chapel, too bad it is closed and not open to the inside. In the surroundings there are also some unguarded shelters and along the way several rock / ruined houses / shelters for tools and other similar constructions. 🪨 The view from up there is breathtaking, truly postcard ️ The place itself was very peaceful when I visited it with my family. To improve it further, explanatory panels🪧 or signs bearing the legend of San Besso could be inserted or some historical mention that enhances everything and also rewards the effort made to reach it in some way⛰️. On the way back (or alternatively to the outward journey before walking towards the top, since S. Besso is located at 2019 m asl) Pian dell'Azaria is also worth a visit, a valley with many grazing animals, bridges of pristine wood and meadows. 🏞️

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