Thursday, March 20, 2014

Colle San Giorgio Hike

I've driven past this place 10,000 times but never hiked up it.  Today the dogs needed a walk close-by so I thought I'd try.  I parked at the gravel road 100 meters north of Via San Giorgio- Via Pedemontana intersection and started hiking upward.  I wasn't on the correct trail so ascended very steeply, but soon arrived at terraced olives and fruit trees on the hillside below the church.  Took some photos and enjoyed the panorama, then headed down the proper trail, which  was bordered by primula and violets on this first day of Spring.  The pups had a great time; I'll try to return with them and Marilyn soon. 

Chiesa San Giorgio atop olive tree terraces

A carved tree still attached to its stump

Close up of church

View of Aviano

Like the arches and tiny bell tower

The entrance

Pala Fontana high above Madonna delle Monte

Giais's church (left background) and Marsure's church (right background)

Sign marking the actual trail

As you can see, the trail was precisely constructed
so two pups could walk side by side

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