Reaching Fornio means that you have walked the ancient Salt Way, which wends its way through the lush countryside. Before reaching the final destination, the route goes on towards Rimale, a small village along the Via Francigena where a church with a hospital for pilgrims was built around the year 1000.

After a few kilometres’ walk, you will arrive in Castione Marchesi, a town of great historical importance thanks to its eleventh-century Benedictine monastery and to a “terramare” site, a vast village dating back to the Paleolithic Age. Bastelli and its 15th-century church dedicated to Sant’Anna lie just a few kilometres away. The itinerary ends in Chiusa Ferranda, whose church dedicated to San Giovanni Evangelista (St. John the Apostle) was built in the 1600s; it has a wonderful carved portal dating back to 1722.

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