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Bagnaria Pavia, Italy

The fortified LIGURIAN, Guardamonte OF THE TIERED AND CHERRIES OF BAGNARIA Sunday, June 15, 2014 On the occasion of the Feast of cherry Bagnaria (PV) Calyx Association in collaboration with the Pro-Loco of the resort organizes a walk agri-cultural guided tours to explore the nature and history of this area of ​​the high valley Staffora that binds its fame to the "corns" of early summer. The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 am in the Ca 'del Monte (common Cecima-PV) in the square in front of the homonymous farm (google coordinates 44.816690, 9.074196) From here you leave for a trip of a couple of 'hours in the company of local guides who will take on a path already at high altitude on the watershed between the Valley and the Staffora Curone, on the border between Lombardy and Piedmont. The route is characterized by forests of oak, chestnut and juniper bushes and in several places, where the vegetation suddenly opens, offers amazing panoramic views on the surrounding mountains and meadows in bloom. It is an ancient mule track in use at the first civilization settled in these mountains, one of the Ligurians. At the origin of this people goes back many activities that still form the DNA agriculture at Pavese as the cultivation of the vine, the processing of pork and cheese production. Along the way, in the archaeological area of ​​Guardamonte, almost 800 meters high are the ruins of a castle, or of a fortified village, probably built by the Ligurians to defend themselves from the Celtic invasions of the fourth century BC In addition to artifacts related to the history man in the area are also abundant traces of the geological history of the area with animal and plant fossils belonging at the time when the area was submerged by a primordial ocean. The trail ends at Cliffs of Guardamonte, a rooftop terrace created by a natural cliff of sandstone, well known among the free-climbers, which dominates with a breathtaking view of the town of Bagnaria. From this point begins the return path for the recovery of the car and the descent to the village of Bagnaria, where you will make acquaintance with the main product of the party, the cherry. In addition to taste and purchase the product at km 0 in the vegetable market of Bagnaria you can taste the famous "corns" cooked in a tasty risotto accompanied by wines dell'Oltrepò Pavese. After lunch we will make the tour of the ancient village perched on a promontory, dominating the Staffora to discover the history of medieval Bagnaria, an ancient fief of the Malaspina, dominating trade routes between the port of Genoa and the city of Pavia. They will visit the ruins of the ancient fortress, the walls and the interior of the building Malaspina. Individual quotas of participation, including walk, risotto and visit the village: 20 euros adults, 5 euros Children under 10 years old (the latter take part under the direct responsibility of their accompanying adults) E 'reservations required possibly by Saturday, May 17. INFO AND RESERVATIONS AT: Calyx Cultural Recreational Association Tel 349-5567762 (Andrew) / 347-5894890 (Mirella)

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