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Among the flavors and nature at the court of the Malaspina

Oramala , SP 155, Val di Nizza, Varzi Pavia, Italy

The itinerary of the excursion ideally will trace the history of the Malaspina family, the marquis's family that he was the creator 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 away. gently sloping valley towards the village of Varzi alternating short stretches of paved road tratturi ordered and, 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. So 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 this lunch buffet (see menu at the bottom of page), 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 dedicated services 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. 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, May 16, 2014. Comfortable shoes are required by passeggiata.SAPORI AND NATURE OF THE COURT MALASPINA-out 10:00 am Meet at the entrance of the fortress Oramala Goggle Coordinates: 44.850214 , 9.190895 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 18 May 2014


3475894890 | 3495567762

Getting there

... by train
from Milan or Genoa A7 exit Casei Gerola / from Turin to Piacenza or Voghera exit 21 and follow signs for Varzi-Salice Terme, passed Godiasco follow the signs to the fortress of Oramala



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