This hike is an easy and well-marked loop around San Giovanni above the built-up area of Mezzano. It offers a splendid view over the Vette Feltrine and the grassy San Giovanni plateau situated behind Mount Cordognè.
Distance 4.5 km
The location is idyllic and marvellous for a hike immersed in nature and its star is the hill that houses the church of San Giovanni. Built at the beginning of the sixteenth century for the Scopoli family, it remained their property until the eighteenth century, after which it was donated to the community of Mezzano. The small church was built to allow charcoal burners and farmers, who stayed for work in the town for several months, to have a convenient place of worship for Sunday mass. The church has always been the destination of a procession that moved from Mezzano the day of the patron, 24 June (still today on 24 June, San Giovanni Battista day, mass is celebrated at the end of a long procession). Once back on the paved road, continue to the junction of Falasorni 1249 m, where the homonymous and characteristic crucifix is located. From here, take the beautiful Cordognè ridge path on the right, which without great difficulty leads to the top of the ridge 1314 m, offering magnificent views over the Pale di San Martino and Vette Feltrine, as well as over the Prati di San Giovanni located right below you. The ridge path ends just below the Poit junction.
We recommend a visit to the church, which offers a welcoming hall and is furnished with a wooden altar.
Update: August 09, 2019
Safety informationPay particular attention to the stretch in the woods along the ridge of Cordognè, which can be arduous due to the plants and roots of the terrain.
ParkingAt the Poit pass there is a small clearing to park, otherwise we recommend leaving the car in the village and going up on foot; or reaching the Rifugio Caltena and from there starting your itinerary.
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EquipmentYou just need a normal pair of trainers; a rainproof windproof jacket is highly recommended given the possible meteorological changes on site.
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