Highlights and tour details
A connecting itinerary that starts from the Duomo of Chivasso (15th century cathedral) and, after crossing the Po at the Nature Reserve of the confluence with the Orco and Malone streams, goes up the hillside near Castagneto Po with suggestive views over the plain, the Bosco del Vaj wood, and the scenic hamlet of Villa di San Sebastiano da Po. You then descend to Casalborgone, passing through the characteristic "Leu" (which means "place") whose oldest buildings date back to the 11th century. The huge castle situated on a high hillside crag and supported by walls, was built on the remains of the Tower of the Radicati family, who dominated the area from the 13th to the mid-16th century. You then climb up towards Berzano San Pietro and, having passed the centre of the village, continue along the wooded slope of Cascina Vasco, shortly reaching the Abbey of S. Maria di Vezzolano and the interconnection with the Superga - Vezzolano -Crea ridge itinerary.
Source: Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette del Po e della Collina Torinese
Itinerary code: CVE
Recommended period: All year round
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Langhe Monferrato e Roero, Torino
Notes on public transport
Chivasso is well served by GTT suburban buses (www.extrato.it) and by the Torino-Milano railway line (www.sfmtorino.it).