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Nature flavors and the Court of Malaspina

Val di Nizza Pavia, Italy

Nature flavors and the Court of Malaspina - Walk greedy among the beauties dell'Oltrepo 'Pavese, Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Rock of Oramala (Municipality of Val di Nizza-PV), from 10.00.

On the occasion of the feast of St. George, the patron saint of Varzi, the association will organize a walk Calyx between nature and history to discover Salame di Varzi and specialties' Staffora mule tracks of the valley, with a guided tour of the fortress Oramala and the medieval village of Varzi, with lunch lecture on Varzi salami and tasting buffet of local specialties at a sausage factory in the historical village.

L 'itinerary of the excursion ideally retrace the history of the Malaspina family marquis who was the architect and guardian of the intersection of knowledge, tastes and traditions that still constitutes the peculiarity of this region. After the guided tour of the fortress Oramala, the cradle of the Malaspina, located about 700 m. height will come down to the village of Varzi through a scenic route varied, where small farms and meadows alternate with mixed forests of chestnut, oak and hornbeam ash trees among which it is still possible to see deer and horses grazing.

The route of approx. 4 km., With the help of an environmental guide will provide an opportunity to understand the origins and characteristics of this fascinating structure of the environment. In the background, for the entire journey, we will have spectacular views of the peaks he Apennines and views of the lunar landscape of the badlands. Once in Varzi we go "to class salami" in the charming historic home of a famous local sausage factory located in an old warehouse merchant overlooking the walkway of the fourteenth century walls of the village.

We will know the product and symbol of the town's mercantile power of the Malaspina and will taste along with other specialties related to the history of Varzi. After a buffet lunch specialties varzesi, we will perform a guided tour of the village since 1275 when they placed the seat of the Malaspina management of their powerful marquis, transforming it into a rich town dedicated to commerce, crafts and services dedicated to transit of goods and people between the Po Valley and the Mediterranean Sea.

The graceful center that owes its charm to being one of the rare examples of Italian village in overlapping rows of arcades and preserve intact its medieval layout. The atmosphere is special because both climate that aspect of the case, despite being in the middle of the Apennines is already breathes the air of the typical villages of the Ligurian coast.

The activities will end around 16.30 in the village of Varzi on the occasion of the anniversary of St. George is also motivated by all the attractions of the traditional village fairs.
For the recovery of the car to the fortress Oramala we will provide a shuttle service to transport the drivers who will then go down to Varzi for the recovery of their passengers. For the most hardened walkers will be able to independently walk back to the castle along the paved road that connects Varzi with an uphill lasting about an hour.

The activity is limited and therefore booking is required by Friday, April 25, 2013.
Are required to wear comfortable shoes to walk. The route presents no technical difficulty and being entirely downhill is not particularly strenuous.

For more information and reservations please contact:
CALYX Cultural Recreational Association
Tel 347-5894890 (Mirella) / 349-5567762 (Andrew)
E-mail: calyx_pv@alice.it

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il 27 April 2014



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