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San Leonardo and the Lisignago countryside

Hiking trail · Altopiano di Pinè,Valle di Cembra
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  • La chiesetta di San Leonardo
    La chiesetta di San Leonardo
    Photo: Elisa Travaglia, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
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A straightforward walk to the splendid chapel of San Leonardo in the midst of bold vineyarded terraces and farmhouses

easy
Distance 4.6 km
2:00 h
280 m
280 m
587 m
402 m

On rocky high ground above the Avisio stream, just a little below Lisignago, stands enchanting isolated Chiesa di San Leonardo, rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century on much older foundations. Legend has it that ruins of an ancient castle lie underneath its paving stones. Inside there are extraordinary frescoes dating to the second half of the 15th century and the bell tower contains one of the valley's oldest bells.

The itinerary starts at Chiesa di San Biagio, in the town centre. From the car park behind the church, follow country roads signed Chiesa di San Leonardo downhill before climbing up the rise on which the little church was built, for attractive views over the valley, also thanks to a panoramic belvedere equipped with tables and benches.

Retrace your steps to the bottom of the rise and continue downhill into the countryside past two small country huts to Rio Ischiele in its cool valley. The route then begins to climb and, after a few hundred metres, turns right following a road into the forest and continues on forest tracks, climbing up progressively and emerging in vineyards once again and to Maso Spedenal, a large building which seems to have functioned as a hospice as well as presiding over the fields. At a crossroads soon after the farmhouse, turn right onto a fairly even country road all the way back to Lisignago

Author’s recommendation

La Chiesa è visitabile all'interno solo su prenotazione da concordare con il Comune di Cembra Lisignago. Per maggiori informazioni chiamare 0461 683063

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Author
Paolo Piffer
Update: September 19, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
587 m
Lowest point
402 m

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Safety information

Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes. 

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
  • Choose the fitting equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking alone is risky
  • Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
  • Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
  • Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
  • Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
  • In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112

Start

Lisignago (573 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.160055, 11.186010
DMS
46°09'36.2"N 11°11'09.6"E
UTM
32T 668777 5114153
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Destination

Lisignago

Turn-by-turn directions

L’itinerario parte dalla Chiesa di San Biagio, nel centro di Lisignago. Dal parcheggio dietro la chiesa si scende per strade di campagna seguendo le indicazioni per la Chiesa di San Leonardo. Si sale quindi sul dosso su cui si erge la piccola chiesetta da cui si può godere di un bel panorama sulla valle anche grazie ad un affaccio panoramico attrezzato con tavole e panche.

Ritornati ai piedi del dosso, scendiamo ancora nelle campagne seguendo la strada sul lato sud del promontorio che passa subito dopo tra due baite di campagna. La strada scende fino a raggiungere il rio Ischiele in una valletta fresca. Da lì si prosegue ancora per qualche centinaio di metri per poi svoltare a destra nel bosco. Si continua quindi per strada nel bosco salendo progressivamente per spuntare nuovamente nei vigneti e raggiungere il Maso Spedenal, un grande caseggiato che sembra avesse funzione di ospitale oltre che di presidio delle campagne. Si continua per poi svoltare a destra al bivio percorrendo così la strada di campagna abbastanza pianeggiante che ci riporta verso Lisignago.

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Parking

Public parking behind the Church of San Biagio in Lisignago

Coordinates

DD
46.160055, 11.186010
DMS
46°09'36.2"N 11°11'09.6"E
UTM
32T 668777 5114153
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  • Trekking shoes or mountain boots
  • Trekking poles

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
280 m
Descent
280 m
Highest point
587 m
Lowest point
402 m
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