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From S. Cassiano to Purocielo

Tourist offices: U.I.T. Brisighella

Additional notes: In spite of the poem of the same name, in Romagna "Purocielo" evokes the tragic events of October 1944, when the 36░ Garibaldi partisan force, failed to reach the Allied forces and were attacked by a German troop, with serious losses in the area around M.te Colombo. From 10 to 12 October 1944 there was serious fighting. Now just
Itinary details: From S. Cassiano, where a military stone monument with an effigy of the Passatore indicates Km. 24 of the famous Firenze-Faenza run, follow the signs to Ca di Malanca Via Corneto), follow the asphalt road for 400 metres, which then becomes gravel. There is then a long uphill slope forcing the less fit to take a number of breaks to admire the surrounding valley covered in pine woods. Avoiding the steeper slope up to Monte Giro, the slow uphill slope enables you to admire the numerous layers of rock cut bythe road. At the fork for the near Monte Colombo turn right gently uphill, keep to the main path on the left instead with a steep descent down to the Azienda Agrituristica di Piano di Sopra,where the asphalt begins again. At the turning (Via Ca di Malanca)an arrow indicates a deviation via the Chiesa di Purocielo, to S. Maria in Gargognano, a kilometre away. Returning to the turning follow the downhill slope on the asphalt, with a good view of the Valle del Lamone passing a monument to partisans killed in the struggle against the fascists in the last world war you come to the Chiesa di S. Eufemia at the bottom of the valley. Turn right then after a couple of km along the SS 302, which is built over a section of Roman road built when Faenza was founded.
Itinary: From S. Cassiano to Purocielo
Method of Organisation: Route is 13 Km.

Period open: Can be followed all year round

Organisation: Free

Access and requirements: The book "Dalla Futa al Mare - 38 itinerari in Mtb" by Antonio Zambrini. is available from the IAT office.

Last updated: 27/11/2013