Category Archives: Footpaths

The Via del Mare: from the Apennine Mountains to the Ligurian Coast

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The Via del Mare, the highest of the antique Vie del Sale (salt roads), winds along between beech forests, large meadows – known for their abundant flowering of gentians, orchids, narcissus, lilies and arnica – and stretches of breathtaking views, in order to arrive at the trails, which lead to the great blue expanse of the Ligurian Sea.

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High Way Ligurian Mountains: Piani di Praglia (stage 21-26)

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The access to this stage, still characterised by wonderful panoramic views, is facilitated by the presence of railway lines at Masone (connection to the Cappelletta di Masone) and, further eastwards, at Crocetta d’Orero, where the picturesque mountain train “Trenino di Casella” stops.

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High Way Ligurian Mountains: Scoffera Pass (stage 27-31)

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An old funicular (1901) and a narrow-gauge railway (1929) lead to Righi and Casella allowing a comfortable and ecological access to the ancient salt trail which connected Genoa to the Po Plain via Crocetta d’Orero.

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Alta Via dei Monti Liguri

A Long Green Way

Going along Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is one of the most charming ways to admire the beauties of Liguria, almost a very long double showcase of over 400 kilometers, facing on the one side the sea and on the other side the Po Plain and the Alpine chain.

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