Chestnut trail, stage 3: from Sant’Ingenuino to Chiusa

This stage of the chestnut trail leads us to Barbiano and Villandro, the most traditional “Törggelen“ villages.

We start this third stage of the chestnut trail at the church in Sant’Ingenuino (reachable by bus from Chiusa and Ponte Gardena). Heading towards north, we follow the road to Barbiano with its famous leaning church tower. We pass the church at its left side and take the trail leading upwards to Villandro.

Normally, the chestnut trail would pass the small village of San Maurizio. However, this section is closed at present and we hike upwards towards Stofels, crossing the ravine of the Zargen stream. At the farms of Stofels we take trail no. 4, which leads us across sunny meadows and chestnut forests until we finally reach the centre of Villandro.

The centre of Villandro with its S. Stefano church is very worth to be visited. From Villandro, we hike towards north to the impressive Monastero di Sabiona, where the trail leads down the Tinne valley and finally into the nice medieval centre of Chiusa, the end point of this third stage.

Author: AT

Please note: When you plan to do this stage of the chestnut trail, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the trails!

Starting point: Sant’Ingenuino (Barbiano)
End point: Chiusa
Trail numbers: „Keschtnweg“, road to Villandro, 4, 3, 3A
Length: 11.5 km
Walking time: 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: ascent 190 metres, descent 610 metres
Altitudes: 540 - 1,030 metres asl
Experienced in: October 2011
Characteristics: easy, short sections with steps, longer asphalted road sections
More information: tourist board Chiusa Barbiano Velturno Villandro, tel. +39 0472 843121

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