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We suggest to you a walking itinerary in the Forest, where you can discover the chapels and the shrines. It takes about 3 hours walking. Beginning and end of the itinerary in front of the Abbey.

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We walk past the large water basin beside the Abbey and we follow the paved road (direction Consuma). We come to a short path on our left that leads to the Chapel "del masso del diavolo" of the Devil's rock.
Going back we reach the parking area of the Abbey and left we find the sign marked Paradisino. We follow the uphill path that leads us onto the San Torello Chapel, the Chapel of St. Giovanni Gualberto' stone followed by the Chapel of the pillars and finally the Chapel of the Beato Migliore (Blessed Migliore).
We arrive at Paradisino and we stop here and admire the splendid view of Vallombrosa, the forest and the Arno valley.
As we follow the paved road downhill where the road bends we find a short stone path on the left. This leads us to the Chapel "del Faggio Santo" of the Holy Beech.
Going on along the paved road and downhill we find on the left a non paved area where a path leads to the Chapel of St. Catherine, and then again along the road to the Chapel of St. Girolamo.
Now we are again close to the Abbey.
If we walk downhill the large road just in front of the Abbey and direction Tosi, we reach the signs to the Chapel of St. Giovanni Gualberto's spring. Not far you'll see a tall rock pillar with a cross on its top - the Cross of the palgue erected in 1790.
A circular path laeds us to the St. Sebastian's shrine, and then again to the large road to the Abbey. Along this road we find large meadows, which are very popular in summer when people looks for relief from the great heat.
Further information about this area and the Chaples in a book sold at the torutist information office
Pro Loco Saltino Vallombrosa ph. + 39 055 862024

 

Published: 10/1/2014

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