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Pilgrim trail recommended route Stage 22

Via Francigena: Mortara - Garlasco

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  • unterwegs kurz nach Mortara
    unterwegs kurz nach Mortara
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m 200 150 100 20 15 10 5 km Mortara: Bahnhof Garlasco: Chiesa di San Rocco Abbazia Di Sant'Albino Parco Lombardo Torrente Arbogna Cascina Barza Tromello
moderate
Distance 23.8 km
5:51 h
10 m
23 m
114 m
91 m
Today, we remain in the province of Pavia and will be hiking through the Lomellita area again. However, some agricultural areas which are slightly too high to be irrigated do support the assumption that Italy cannot be «rice fields only», sometimes we even hike through forests. On our trail we will cross a channel named «Subdiramatore Destro del Canale Cavour», which indicates that a lot of geometric knowledge was available when building this tremendous irrigation system.
When leaving Mortara, we cross the «Torrente Arbogna» and may remember, that the day before, another river we crossed had almost a similar name. Soon afterwards, we will see the «Abbazia Di Sant´Albino» on our right hand side, a monastery which used to be a popular pilgrim destination in the Middle Ages.
Even today, we will only come accross one middle sized village on our trail, It is Tromello. When leaving that place, we hike through a small forest named «Parco Lombardo Valle del Ticino», a great name. At Garlasco, our today's destination, the church «Santa Maria Assunta» is the prime highlight. This church built during the 18th century shows a valuable baroque style architecture inside.

Note(s)
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.

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Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
114 m
Lowest point
91 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.29%Dirt road 11.77%Forested/wild trail 64.36%Path 0.36%Road 16.06%Unknown 5.13%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
2.8 km
Forested/wild trail
15.3 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
3.8 km
Unknown
1.2 km
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Rest stops

Garlasco: Chiesa di San Rocco
Mortara: Bahnhof
Tromello

Tips and hints

Start

Mortara, railway station (108 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.252069, 8.732559
DMS
45°15'07.4"N 8°43'57.2"E
UTM
32T 479014 5010987
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Destination

Garlasco bei der Chiesa di San Rocco

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Coordinates

DD
45.252069, 8.732559
DMS
45°15'07.4"N 8°43'57.2"E
UTM
32T 479014 5010987
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23.8 km
Duration
5:51 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
23 m
Highest point
114 m
Lowest point
91 m
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