A path that in addition to the beauties of nature is also rich in spiritual interest as it has as its destination a destination with a religious background, the Hermitage of Montepaolo, where St. Anthony of Padua withdrew into penance for nine months.
The departure is in front of the entrance to the Baths, from here you reach Piazza Mazzini, continue along Via della Fratta and then start the climb of about 4,500 km that leads to Monte Cerreto (316 m.).
After Km. 1,400, just after the Petrosa farm, on the right, at 50 meters from the main road, there is the celletta Maestà di S. Antonio.
Continue along the municipal road along the Mount Sina until you reach the Maestà Mater Consolationis of Bagnolo.
You walk a kilometer until you reach Monte Cerreto, after which the dirt road begins. After 500 meters, on the right side, you can admire the Grotta delle Fate, Monte Castellaccio and Mount Sassone (or the owls).
The path now winds along the ridge and then climbs up to reach the hermitage of Montepaolo. After a stop you can proceed on the return road following the itinerary made on the way.
- Route: Castrocaro Terme – Via Bagnolo – Monte Cerreto – Spiandarolo – Sant’Ellero – Montepaolo e ritorno
- Departure: Entrance to the Baths
- Route: round trip
- Travel time: 5/6 hours on foot
- Uphill difference in height: m. 440
- Length: 17,000 Km
- Main environment: Coast and ridge
- Type of road: asphalted and unpaved