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Stage 8. Viverone to Santhia

  The major attraction of the day is the Roppolo Castle, which offers a lovely view of the morainic amphitheatre of Ivrea and Lake Viverone.  An interesting visit (free) is that of the enoteca carved in the ancient cellars.  The descent to Cavaglià takes on a country road and, after the village, you can visit the Santuario di Nostra Signora del Babilone (Shrine of Our Lady of Babilone) and reach Santhià along quiet country roads. 

Refreshment and water stops at Roppolo and Santhià.


Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
16.7     40 145    





Original map courtesy of "The Via Francigena Terre De Mezzo by Roberta Ferraris ISBM978-88-6189-491-4"

8.1 1.6 Km Ropollo - small church
8.2 3.1 Km Take dirt road on right
8.3 5.2 Km Via Giovanni Gersen
8.4 5.6 Km Crocetta
8.5 7.8 Km Asphalt road which becomes a gravel path afer 2 km.
8.6 11.6 Km Left on the dirt road
8.7 13.9 Km Right towards Santhia

Ropollo Castle

Rondilino Castle

Cemetry Church of Santa Maria di Bablione

Menhirs at Cavaglia

Castello di Vittigne