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Semproniano: discovery of the Castle of the Templars


by Nadia Fondelli – The appointment is for domenica10 March, leaving and returning from Piazza buy valium no prescription del Popolo to Semproniano. A great opportunity to discover a fascinating and little-known corner of Tuscany.
Four hours of step suitable for hikers of low and medium level to immerse themselves in a world of nature, castles and legends.

The itinerary organized and conducted by the hiking guide and environmental Carla Gae from the heart of the medieval village of Semproniano in Val d’Albenga and from here you dirge to the ancient church which is located not far from the historic center.

A way that, through a private road leads to cut the olive groves of Paradisone and after passing through the bush we are already at the gates of the Castle of the Knights Templar Rocchette di Fazio.
It will be fascinating to enter among the silence of nature in the door of the castle there still appears intact and perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the narrow River Albegna with an overview of exception of the Upper Valle dell ‘Albegna up to the Gorges dell’Albegna at Roccalbegna.

Several theories suggest attendance stable of the Castle by the Knights of the Order of the Temple. Besides the support offered by a number of recordings – such as the cross of the Temple of the Church of Santa Cristina – could substantiate the thesis that the Castle of Ronchette is along the main route marked by the River Albegna, followed by the pilgrims who came from the Abbey of San Salvatore Amiata to the port of Telamon to embark on the route of Jerusalem.

The ‘Ring, which for the visit to the village is enriched with intriguing stories about the mysterious Knights Templar and interpretation of the signs of their passage in the present church building is very attractive from the point of view of nature for scenic and picturesque spots offering long local roads and trails.
Before returning to Semproniano – where part of the route – a short detour, we can lean out at the Mill on the River Albegna Piccolomini, miraculously intact after centuries of neglect.
The trip can also be done at a later date on book packed lunch is provided by the participants with lunch at Osteria (Rocchette di Fazio) upon reservation.
Information and reservations: www. carlagae.com


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