On foot

Marmora hamlets trail

Marmora hamlets trail

Starting from the hamlet of Vernetti at an altitude of 1124 metres, proceed along the tarmac road towards the chapel of San Sebastiano, a small hidden gem of medieval art with paintings dating from 1450 by Baleison. Skirting the ruined mill-sawmill where a fresco by Boneto da Paesana can be seen on a wall, a dirt road climbs up to the hamlet of Torello and then to the right towards Tolosano along an old path.

From here, a stretch of asphalt road leads to Reinero, but first turn right to reach the uninhabited hamlet of Urzio. If you wish, you can continue and to the right the road touches the Avaglia hamlet and then, climbing up a mule track and a forest road, passes the Sagna Rotonda hamlet, which can also be reached directly from Urzio. After another 20 minutes’ walk you will arrive at Reinero.

The itinerary continues past the hamlet of Superiore, and a little further down, amidst meadows covered in a variety of flowers in late spring, is the small hamlet of Sodà, an intact pearl of an Alpine settlement, and Serre, with its small bakery beside the road. From here, a path leads directly to Brieis (1,432 m), where the path starts on the left at the chapel. This path is steep in places, but on the whole very enjoyable, and leads directly to Vernetti, the lowest village where the town hall is located.

Information

  • Ascent: 530 m
  • Descent: 430 m
  • Distance: 9.0 km
  • Region: Marmora
  • Season: Summer
  • Difficulty: Easy

Mountain sports are potentially dangerous activities and must be undertaken with the right equipment and preparation. We invite you to consult the weather and avalanche bulletin before embarking on an excursion and/or contact a guide for assistance. The Valle Maira Tourist Consortium declines any responsibility in relation to the advice and itineraries shown here, which must be evaluated personally according to the weather conditions and snow cover.