The fifth stage winds by castles and churches in the central area of Val di Non in the stretch between its capital Cles and Flavon.
Distance 22.5 km
Highest point731 m
Lowest point511 m
With this stage we cross the central part of Val di Non and come across castles and churches in the various villages we pass through. There is the church of S. Vigilio in Cles, one of the oldest in the valley with various frescoes dating back to the thirteenth century, Castel Valer in Tassullo, Castel Nanno in Nanno, the old church of S. Paolo in Pavillo dating back to the fifteenth century, the church of S. Emerenziana at the entrance to the Val di Tovel, the church of S. Giorgio in Terres with Romanesque frescoes of 1100-1200).
The stamp to be affixed on the Credenziale del Pellegrino (Pilgrim's Credential) is located near the church of San Giorgio a Terres:
Tassullo - church of S.Vigilio
Pavillo - church of S.Paolo
Tuenno - church of S.Orsola e Compagne
Flavon - Church of St. John the Baptist
Update: September 03, 2021
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The Path is well signposted, with the presence of the symbol of the stylised shell in yellow and various tables indicating the way. You can follow ancient paths connecting small towns and ancient roads that led to the sanctuaries, destination of pilgrimages. There are short stretches of roads with little traffic.
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.
Leaving the parish church of Cles, we proceed in the direction of Pez. Here, it is possible to visit the church of S. Vigilio, one of the oldest in the valley. Follow the yellow arrow and shell towards Maiano and from there you can enjoy a spectacular view of the S. Giustina lake. Continue and cross the main road and take the Roman road as far as Rallo. Then you pass Sanzenone and along farm roads until you arrive at Tassullo. Tassullo has main churches dedicated to the Assumption and S. Vigilio. After the hamlet of Campo, turn left into "Val dela Paia" and after admiring Castel Valer and its beautiful hexagonal tower you arrive in Nanno.
After the village you can go up to Castel Nanno, then Pavillo and through the "Dos de Lorè" until you reach Tuenno through an ancient connection. Now, head towards S. Emerenziana and descend towards the power station of the same name and then along the Tresenica stream to the bridge. We invite you to carefully climb up the provincial road to Terres; there you climb up to the irrigation channel "Lez" and following it, immersed in the woods, you arrive at the descent that leads to Flavon, the end of the stage.
If this stage seems too demanding, it can be interrupted at Tuenno by returning directly to Cles via the cycle path (after about 15.5 km).
Texts by Donato Iob Association of Anaune Friends of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
all notes on protected areas
A local train connects Trento to the village of Cles after about 1 hour of travel.
From the A22 Brenner motorway, take the Trento North exit and continue in the direction of Val di Non until you reach the village of Cles.
Free parking in Piazza Fiera near the Carabinieri barracks
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Si consiglia la Guida ufficiale del Camino Jacopeo d'Ananunia completa di indicazioni relative al percorso e approfondimenti storici e culturali e il sito ufficiale del cammino: www.santiagoanaunia.it
Author’s map recommendations
4land Cartina Escursionistica della Val di Non, scala 1:25.000
Anyone who sets out and wants to get to their destination without problems must wear a good pair of comfortable shoes, preferably with a sculpted sole (like Vibram) and ankle protection (like hiking pedules), but in which the foot is firmly fixed to prevent the formation of blisters or, worse still, risk a sprain. It is also good to have a stick (or better still, telescopic sticks) to help you along the way, especially in some more challenging passages.