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Footsteps of faith

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  • Sulle strade della fede
    / Sulle strade della fede
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  • / Vista da Castel Restor
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  • / Ai piedi di Castel Restor
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  • / Castel Restor
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  • / Chiesa di S. Felice
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  • / Chiesa di S. Felice
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  • / Pieve di Santa Croce
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  • / Pieve del Bleggio
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m 700 600 500 400 300 8 6 4 2 km Castel Restor Pieve di S. Croce del Bleggio Chiesa di San Felice
A walk through the Bleggio region to discover the surrounding hamlets and places of faith: from quaint little churches painted by the Baschenis to the majestic church of S. Croce with its Roman crypt and the chapel guarding inside the miraculous cross, passing numerous shrines and prayer corners, signs of an ancient rural world where faith often blended with legends and superstition.
Distance 9.9 km
3:30 h
310 m
297 m

Itinerary: Ponte Arche, Bono, Gallio, Santa Croce, Duvredo, Vergonzo, Biè, Ponte Arche (shortcut from Bono, to Sesto, Biè, Ponte Arche).
The route is marked with orange footprints.

Author’s recommendation

Felice’s church in Bono, a small jewel embellished with frescoes by the Baschenis.
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Update: June 04, 2021
Highest point
655 m
Lowest point
391 m
Best time of year

Safety information

-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints


Giardino al Sarca di Ponte Arche/Comano Terme (391 m)
46.037088, 10.873360
46°02'13.5"N 10°52'24.1"E
32T 644960 5099874


Pieve del Bleggio

Turn-by-turn directions

From Giardino Al Sarca take the footpath that runs along the entire river Duina and continue uphill until you reach the Carabinieri station. After passing the station, proceed until you come to a small wooden bridge, cross the bridge and continue along the forest road, which is initially flat and then becomes steeper to reach the crop fields. Walk along the borders of an apple orchard towards Bono, a typical rural village of the Giudicarie area, catching glimpses of picturesque rural houses, fountains and balconies decorated with corncobs and farming tools. In Bono, you’ll find San Felice’s church surrounded by crop fields. Continue towards Gallio and Santa Croce, guided by the bell tower standing out against the sky.
The town is named after the legendary thaumaturgic cross held inside the church chapel, commemorated with an imposing monument erected at the front of the parish. The itinerary continues uphill to reach the small village of Duvredo following the sign for Castel Restor and Vergonzo.  To visit the ruins of Castle Restor join a 400-metre-long detour which will reward you with far-reaching views of the villages dotted around. To re-join the original trail descend directly to Vergonzo. Pass through the houses and the cultivated land to arrive in Biè where you will find San Nicolò’s church. Follow the signs leading to Ponte Arche turning left, then go on through cultivated fields until the end of the paved road, where you suddenly have to turn left and take the trail that begins in the nearby wood (MTB signage). The itinerary descends among majestic beech trees and intersects a forest road confining with a field surrounded by woods. Here turn right and at the next crossroad turn left; after traversing another part of wood you will arrive at the industrial area of Ponte Arche. Cross the road and walk on the footpath heading towards the centre of the town. When you arrive near the square turn left on the bridge and then right to arrive to the thermal park. From there you can reach the point of departure in a few minutes crossing the wooden pedestrian bridge.



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Getting there

From Ponte Arche tourism board descend on the road that goes towards the Park of the Thermae. After 50 metres you will find a car park, that will be the starting point of this tour.


Free parking at Ponte Arche / Comano Terme.


46.037088, 10.873360
46°02'13.5"N 10°52'24.1"E
32T 644960 5099874
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Claudio Dallemule
March 04, 2019 · Community
Castel Restor
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3:30 h
310 m
297 m
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