"Hiking: Sentiero Storico" Soglio Sports & Outdoors Tip by german_eagle

Soglio Sports & Outdoors: 3 reviews and 13 photos

  Starting at the bridge in Vicosoprano
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  • Starting at the bridge in Vicosoprano - Soglio
      Starting at the bridge in Vicosoprano
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  • Borgonovo - Soglio
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  • between Coltura and San Pietro - Soglio
      between Coltura and San Pietro
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  • view back from the ascent to Soglio - Soglio
      view back from the ascent to Soglio
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  • Soglio in sight! - Soglio
      Soglio in sight!
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This hiking trail runs mostly along the valley floor, only the ascent to Soglio is quite exhausting. As the name indicates it is themed "history" - you walk/hike from one historic place to the next one. You may want to start in Vicosoprano (see separate tip), from there walk on either side of the river (northern/right recommended for views) to Borgonovo where you should visit the church San Giorgio (see separate tip).

Cross the river and walk on the right side of the river to Stampa, maybe visit the museum Ciäsa Granda (see separate tip), continue to Coltura where Palazzo Castelmur is recommended to see (see separate tip). You also pass the church San Pietro (see separate tip) right before the steep ascent to Soglio starts.

Seriously, if you plan to visit one or the other sight or want to explore the picturesque villages then you must split this hike into two parts/days. I personally did the Stampa - Soglio portion in one day and didn't even have enough time to do justice to Soglio.

If you want to save Soglio for another day you can turn left before the ascent to that village begins and cross the river to Promontogno and finish the hike there (bus stop).

Equipment: Comfortable shoes, not necessarily hiking boots. A guide book for architecture and history, a map.

Theme: Hiking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 17, 2011
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