bleggio superiore localita storica di rango fr
bleggio superiore localita storica di rango fr

Hike from Rango through the Marcia valley

On a visit to Rango, in the municipality of Bleggio Superiore, we discover traditional houses, mural paintings in the neighbouring village of Balbido and the green Val Marcia valley.

Rango is one of those villages, which is among the most beautiful historic villages of Italy. The traditional architecture of the Giudicarie is in particular good condition here. In the streets, information panels explain the daily life in earlier times.

After a visit to the centre, we follow the path no. 462 towards the Val Marcia valley. After a few minutes we reach Balbido, the “painted village” (paese dipinto). The reason for this nickname is immediately clear: each house is decorated with mural paintings which tell about the life of the farmers, in total there are more than 200 works. After our sightseeing we follow the path to the Val Marcia valley. Where the forest starts, the asphalt road ends and along the forest path we walk further into the valley. After the little chapel the Holy Trinity, we walk further to the junction Livez and then downhill to the brook bed of the Duina stream.

From here hiking paths up to mountain huts and peaks would start. But for us it’s time, to turn round. At the edge of the wood, where the forest path ends, we branch to the left onto the “Sentiero dei piccoli camminatori” path, which leads us to a viewpoint and then straight back to Rango. This easy walking tour is ideal on mild spring days and combines both, culture and nature.

Please note: no rest point in the Val Marcia valley!

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Rango (Bleggio Superiore)
Signpost: no. 462
Distance: approx. 5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 250 m
Altitude level: between 770 and 910 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: May 2016

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