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History Trip - DESERTA LANGARUM


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The HISTORY path (BLUE color) is one of the trails maintained by the DESERTA LANGARUM Association.

Starting from APPOINTMENT STONE at km 2.3 of SP352 CN, in the municipality of Torresina (Cuneo) (44 26 '22.60'' N - 8 01' 14.97'' E) just follow the BLUE signs showing the written "Deserted Langarum - SENTIERI", without any danger of getting lost.

Is a loop that winds through forests and villages, over mixed routes (gravel / asphalt) easy to explore on foot, mountain bike or horseback. It is not particularly challenging: to pace tourist requires little more than 2 hours walk on foot for a distance of 6,900 km.

The point altimetrically higher is on the hill "Monterotondo" (720 m m.s.l.) and the lowest by the old bridge over the Cusina river, is 480 m m.s.l.

We start in east direction climbing the hill called "Monterotondo" for descending to the place called "Seven streets" where there is a recent shrine. Leaving the road, turn left along a long descent through the woods, until you cross the Cusina river and reach the village Giuliani (in some papers mistakenly called "Giuttoni"). After passing through the village the trail climbs gently on the sunny side. It should be noted along this stretch some beautiful examples of stone arches “a secco” that serve still like livelihood of the terraces of the terrain.

When you reach the shrine, you can make a detour of about a hundred meters to see the beautiful Church of St. Ludovico (XVI Century), otherwise you go down to the left to the old road connecting Murazzano-Igliano-Castellino, until you cross the SP 115 and get to the lowest point of the trail, the Old Bridge over Cusina river, which is said to built in Roman times.

Climb up to reaching the downtown of Igliano Community, called "Villa". In the square stands the parish church of St. Andrea (XVI Century), whose facade is deposited on a gravestone Roman (I Century A.C.) found during excavations of the XIX Century
Notice the beautiful Bell Tower, built in 1950 by local artisans with the typical structure of these areas.

You cross, going up, the village of Igliano. Take a look at the fountain “Funtanas”, a natural cave of marl, full of fresh water even during the summer. More over you leave the asphalt for a steep dirt road to the left that goes to the houses of the hamlet Langa, where you turn left.

It passes in front of the chapel of St. Sebastiano and St. Rocco (XVI Century), containing beautiful frescoes of the two saints, recently restored. Next to the church dates back to the dirt road to the left and then continues, almost flat, until you return to the Stone To Date, starting point.

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Place name

Progressive distance (m)

Altitude (slm)

 

 

 

Pietra dell'Appuntamento

0

710

Cappella San Sebastiano

815

700

Case Giuliani

2795

530

Pilone votivo

3796

565

Cappella San Ludovico

 

 

Antico ponte Cusina

3875

490

Piazza Igliano (lapide romana)

4875

525

Fontana Fontanas

5620

540

Fontana Monasterola

5620

630

Frazione Langa

5815

670

Cappella San Sebastiano

5945

670

Pietra dell'Appuntamento

6930

710





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