S. Stefano hill, Red path

  • Italiano

From Via della Veduta, which leads from Atina to Villa Latina, you immediately cross the Madonnella path (difficulty 0/1). When you arrive after a pleasant walk almost level, the Church of the Immaculate Conception appears immediately and a little further on the chapel dedicated to the Madonna, with a nice place attached for a relaxing and reflective stop.

This site is kept in perfect order by one of our little-great heroes, Michele Del Prete, who created the 4 side panels inside the Church, as a talented artist, where the 14 metal reliefs are also aligned depicting The stations of the Cross.

Then begins the uphill section (difficulty 2/3), along an ancient path that winds along the coast of the hill facing east, passing through the rare medieval ruins. Then, after about 1 km you arrive at the first level of the hill (the second, last and slightly higher, is the one where the ancient Acropolis and the Medieval Fortress stood). It is the one contained within the second cyclopean or polygonal wall and enclosed the medieval village, destroyed together with the Rocca, by the earthquake of 1349.

From the end of the red path the green and yellow path depart, of which we will talk about the next episode.

Orazio Paolo Riccardi

English translation by Louise Shapcott

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