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Hiking in Lavagna

Hosted by the Consul of the Genoa Hiking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 25 Mar 12:30 - 19:00

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Given the favourable weather and the opening of several major sights (courtesy of the FAI days), is anyone up for exploring the Lavagna inland? This easy hike features the (recently renovated) slate trail that women in old times used to tread, when carrying the slate from the caves down to Lavagna, as well as one of major churches in Liguria, the romanic-gothic Basilica dei Fieschi. Be it because of the marble&slate decorated facade, or because of its historical importance (it was a symbol of the power of the pope), the church was ranked #1 in last year's FAI contest on Italian monuments to protect.
On Saturday it will be possible to visit it with a guided tour, as well as climb up its bell tower (provided you book a spot at Protected content

As for the hike, we'll start from Santo Stefano basilica in Lavagna and follow slate trail #1, as described on
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Once we reach S.Giacomo, we'll turn left and head down to San Salvatore.
For going back to Lavagna, we'll likely take the pedestrian path along the Entella river.
Hike has a vertical gain of Protected content , takes around 3 hours and is rated as T/E (easy/medium).