Hike to Salto degli Sposi

Hike to Salto degli Sposi

In the footsteps of a tragic love.

We are at Passo della Presolana, between Valle Seriana and Val di Scalve, at the foot of the queen of the Orobie. We will reach a scenic viewpoint known as Salto degli sposi, “Jump of the spouses” via a short path.

Here, at the end of the 1800s, the tragedy of a young couple of Polish artists, a musician and a painter, consumed itself. They had previously moved to the town of Dorga, captivated by the beauty of the nature of this area.

One day, after a strong storm, the two lovers reached the scenic viewpoint that they used to visit for inspiration, and decided to throw themselves off the cliff embracing each other; and embracing each other they were then found at the bottom of the valley. Since then, this location has been known as “Salto degli sposi”.

We reach Passo della Presolana, where we can park the car and then descend towards Val di Scalve for a few hundred meters to the highway maintenance house. From here we deviate to the right and follow the easy, not demanding path, which quickly takes us to reach the magnificent viewpoint. Today there is a net on the cliff, beyond which is placed a statue of two nineteenth-century looking shapes, that represent the two lovers.

The return takes place along the same route as the outward journey. This hike does not present particular difficulties and is suitable for both adults and children.

Always carefully plan your trips, choosing the appropriate material and equipment and verifying the itinerary before embarking on it.

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