A walk ideal for children, too, which ventures in one of the many canyons that rivet the Val di Non: Santa Giustina’s canyon. A new bridge crosses the river Noce at the bottom of the canyon, leading hikers to the other bed of the river and admire the picturesque hermitage hailing back to the 13th century
This itinerary starts at the car park next to Tassullo train station. The first stretch of this walk descends along paths cutting across apple orchards, to then become steeper on a path recently fitted with a handrail and banisters to make it more secure.You’ll reach the bottom of the canyon where a brand new wooden bridge crosses the river Noce, which has just started its course after flowing from the Santa Giustina dam. Head uphill to the other side of the canyon which, thanks to its south-westerly exposure is blessed by mild temperatures even in the heart of autumn. Here lie the remains of the ancient hermitage of Santa Giustina.The uphill stretch comes to an end via a slightly exposed part fitted with a banister, to then reach the apple orchards and end the tour in the nearby village of Tassullo.
The Santa Giustina gorge is also a Nature Park of the Trentino, a protected oasis which safeguards the flora and fauna biodiversity of this area.These areas have become incredibly rare to the massive changes wrought by mankind, making the preservation of the same of tantamount importance to maintain nature’s genetic biodiversity.For further information on the Natura Park, click here: Santa Giustina gorge.