Sanctuary of San Romedio
The Sanctuary of San Romedio is a magical place, absolutely not to be missed.
It is an ancient hermitage, made up of five small superimposed churches, built on a spur of rock 70 meters high. The churches are joined together by a very long staircase of 131 steps.
The sanctuary is also remembered by many for the presence of the brown bear who lives in semi-freedom in the huge enclosure built near the place of worship.
Its presence depends on the legend of San Romedio: discover it by visiting this splendid place.
You can reach the Sanctuary directly by car, but we recommend that you reach it with a walk. There are 4 paths that reach this place of worship (they are suitable for everyone, including children):
- The path carved into the rock: This is followed by an ancient 19th century irrigation canal dug into the rock and secured with mighty wooden parapets. It is flat and can also be traveled with a stroller. In about 45 minutes you arrive at the Sanctuary.
- Ring route from the Coredo lakes: A very varied ring excursion that connects the center of Coredo, the lakes of Tavon and Coredo, the Sanctuary of San Romedio and the pine forest of Coredo.
- From the village of Don to San Romedio: one of the most suggestive paths to reach the sanctuary on foot. The path in fact retraces one of the ancient pilgrimage routes of travelers to the place of worship.
- “Lez di Malgolo”: The route is an ancient irrigation canal that allows you to reach the sanctuary from a very particular perspective. It is a circular route of about 7 km (not suitable for a stroller in all places).