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Castel Restor and surroundings

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  • Strada per Castel Restot
    Strada per Castel Restot
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A simple but yet interesting walk, discovering an old destroyed manor
easy
Distance 5.1 km
2:00 h
148 m
151 m
669 m
518 m
Itinerary: Vergonzo, Castel Restor, Tignerone, Cillà, Biè, Comighello, Vergonzo.
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Update: February 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
669 m
Lowest point
518 m
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The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

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Start

Vergonzo (627 m)
Coordinates:
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46.034034, 10.838869
DMS
46°02'02.5"N 10°50'19.9"E
UTM
32T 642299 5099472
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Destination

Vergonzo

Turn-by-turn directions

An easy stroll to discover the castle ruins and the surrounding hamlets. After leaving your car in Vergonzo, at the carpark near the junction to the castle, walk up following the signs along a scenic track that will quickly lead you to Castel Restor. The castle, erected in 1265 by Conti d’Arco (The Counts of Arco), is located at the foot of Mount S. Martino. Used as a fortress during the battles between the da Campo, the Lodron and the d’Arco familes, it fell into ruin in the XVIII century and now, all that is left of it is just a hint of its past. Just recently, restoration work has been carried out to preserve what remains of the castle. Today, we can still appreciate the structure of the granite tower, a water chamber, part of the interior walls and a section of the perimeter walls. After you walked back to the town, set off to discover the neighbouring villages with their small churches. Start at the nearby SS. Bartolomeo e Matteo church, just down from the carpark, which was built in the second half of the XVI century where previously a shrine was erected with frescoes presumably attributed to the Italian Baroque painter Baschenis. Walk down on the left to cross the main road and continue, still keeping on the left, towards Tignerone.

As you approach the village you will come to S. Giorgio’s church, rebuilt during the Renaissance, inside you will find important altars dedicated to S. Giorgio, S. Antonio da Padova and Santi Rocco e Sebastiano. Pass Tignerone and arrive in Cillà where a private chapel, dedicated to S. Francesco e S. Giacomo, has stood there since 1893. Once you've passed the church, the track continues on the left (follow the signs for “Biè – P. Arche”) winding through the countryside, where you will find the SS.Crocefisso shrine. Start a gentle descent into “Val di Biè” and then climb up the short ramp leading to the first houses of Biè. At the crossing, take the unpaved country lane on the left arriving shortly at S. Nicolò’s church. After the church, continue along the flat road through the crop fields until you reach the borough of Comighello.  Cross the village and join Strada Provinciale N° 5 del Bleggio, keeping on the pavement on the right-hand side. A little further ahead, turn right and enter the road for Sesto. To appreciate the unique architecture of this village, walk along the main road all the way through the town, when you get to a small fountain turn left and walk up to join a road parallel to the previous one. Turn left again and walk under a bridge until you reach the main road, strada provinciale, where on the right, you will enter a small paved country road that will lead you back to Vergonzo.

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Getting there

From Ponte Arche/ Comano terme go in the direction of Bleggio and stop in Vergonzo (4 km).

Parking

Free parking lot in Vergonzo.

Coordinates

DD
46.034034, 10.838869
DMS
46°02'02.5"N 10°50'19.9"E
UTM
32T 642299 5099472
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

There is nowhere to stop off for refreshments along the trail so you are advised to bring water and something to eat

You need to be wearing the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What should you take when you go on a hike?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):

 

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency

 

Emergency telephone number:  112

Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains. When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.

And finally... ... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
148 m
Descent
151 m
Highest point
669 m
Lowest point
518 m
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