In Search of Chestnuts! Discover the itinerary of the hike in Maresana with us
Maresana is a hill located just beyond the northeast border of the city of Bergamo, its green lung and an easy refuge for those who, from the city, are looking for nature that is easily and quickly accessible. With its 546 meters of height, it barely misses the definition of a mountain (the limit is 600 meters), and it is located along the ridge that marks the beginning of the Val Seriana. Its chestnut forests are the ideal destination for those who, in the autumn, are in search of these fruits.
We leave the car in Monterosso, a neighborhood of Bergamo, and walk Via Quintino Alto, where we can finally leave the asphalt and start the CAI 533 trail, also known as the “filone della Maresana”. This will quickly lead us to the hill of Maresana, in the locality of Ca’ Matta. Here we can rest in the large meadow and take advantage of the restaurant trattoria “La Maresana” for a drink or a meal. Also in this location is the headquarters of the Parco dei Colli di Bergamo, with a playground for children and the park’s visitor center. From this location, there is a wide view of the Po Valley, the city of Bergamo, the skyline of Milan, and, on clearer days, even the Apennines.
The more trained hikers can continue from here to several destinations: Canto Basso, Canto Alto, Croce dei Morti, Monte Luvrida, or even Selvino.
This hike is easy and suitable for everyone, including children and families, with no technical difficulties and modest development and slope.
You can find the interactive map of the route, complete with altitude and downloadable GPS track, at this link.
Always organize your trips with care, choose appropriate equipment, and verify the itinerary before embarking on it.
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