Trieste – Valrosandra

North-east Italy

September 13th 2016                                           Photos by Hetty

The Trienste Tourist Office will give you a hiking map for Valrosandra – we followed walk 2.

We took a bus from Trieste high up to Bagnoli Della Rosandra, then followed the road behind the square to Bagnoli Superiore, where the marked hiking trails begin.

After climbing up a steep trail, there was a wonderful view over Trieste and the sea

s1050553-copyand looking the other way is the Valrosandra, where we are going




s1050561-copyWe started where the red-roofed houses are in the centre



s1050565-copyWe climbed up to a former railway, now cycle track


s1050567-copyOn the opposite side of the valley is the little 14th century sanctuary church of Santa Maria in Siaris (centre photo)- how did they build it there?


s1050569-copyWe descended into the valley – the cycle track is high up there!

s1050572-copyFormer border post on Italy/Slovenian border at Bottazzo

s1050573-copyThis is the bed of the Torrente Rosandra – probably is a torrent in winter, but empty today! It is hard to imagine that the stream used to power many water mills


s1050575-copyMr H looking for the path we walked along, below the top cliff over there

s1050576-copyWe nearly missed the 40m waterfall

s1050577-copyThat is the little sanctuary we saw from the other side of the valley

s1050579-copyThere are a few pools of water

s1050580-copyThe remains of a Roman aqueduct that took water to Trieste


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Trip details (if you are planning a visit – check times):

Train Latisana (8.48) to Trieste (9.46)

Bus 41 Trieste 9.55 to Bagnoli

Bus 40 (10.10) also goes there, but the 41 has a fantastic view over the sea


Bagnoli bus 40 and bus 41 (16.15)

Train Trieste (17.15) to Latisana (18.12)

(the 17.05 train is dearer)

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