Jumps the Devil - The Way of the Stonecutters
A new path equipped from Cassio to Chiastre (Ravarano) between history, nature and legend
The hiking path "The Way of the Stonecutters" (marked by CAI 771), grows close to the emergencies of the Devil's Jumps between meadows and vast forests of oak, hornbeam and beech. It connects the opposite sides of the Val Baganza retracing the route followed, until the '50s of the last century, by local stonemasons to reach the places of extraction of stone scattered along the ridge. The crossing of the stream Baganza is guaranteed throughout the year by a new footbridge suspended, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view on the outcrop of jumps that emerges as a barrier from the bed of the stream. Along the way some information boards illustrate with texts, graphics and photographs, geological and ways of working of stone following the thread of a single story in which time short man is intertwined inextricably with a time long, long nature . The trail has two starting points equipped in the countries of Cassio and Chiastre and can be covered equally in both directions. Near the town of Cassio, the Way of the Stonecutters joins the Via Francigena, an axis of hiking European importance that follows the road of the same name used in the Middle Ages by pilgrims from England and France to Rome.