Highlights and tour details
Up and down the hills from Moncalvo towards Grazzano, where the tomb of Aleramo is located, we meet the picturesque villages that are UNESCO world heritage sites, built from local stone called pietra da cantoni. Two such villages are Moleto and Olivola, where legend has it that the Saracens treasure is hidden.
Route verified and mapped by Marco Demaria.
The information contained does not bind the responsibility of authors and verifiers of the route due to the possible variations of the condition of the itineraries proposed, especially in the unpaved sections.
Points of interest
Depart from the Square of Moncalvo and head towards Grazzano; just before the town turn left towards Madonna dei Monti (you can make an excursion to the tomb of Aleramo in the hamlet of Grazzano); from the top of the Madonna dei Monti you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Monferrato hills. Go downhill towards Ottiglio and enter the Unesco Heritage villages of characteristic construction in cantoni stone (tuff); from here you reach Moleto (visit the small center); we recommend an excursion to the picturesque village of Olivola, and then back on the road towards Frassinello; from here descend into the Ghenza valley and go uphill towards Camagna, a scenic route along which you reach Vignale (we recommend a visit to the many squares,in the high one is Palazzo Callori at an advanced stage of restoration). From Vignale proceed towards Casorzo and then to Grana. From here, in the direction of Calliano and on to the station at Tonco, then uphill and back to Alfiano Natta and, from there, return to the starting point at Moncalvo.
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
14036 Moncalvo (AT)
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