Stelle countryside hike

A panoramic walk in Valpantena valley, by Verona. In the fresh nature, to the Big Bench and the sacred hypogeum

Tour on request
  • easy / walk tour: 6 km
  • half day
Stelle countryside hike
Highlights

• Nature bath in Valpolicella

• The red Big Bench

• Quality local handcraft

• The Hypogeum of Santa Maria in Stelle

With a short van transfer, we reach the village of Santa Maria in Stelle, a small village under the hills. We start walking up following a winding gravel road, in the shade of old olive trees, until the beautiful vineyards of Cantina Corte Figaretto. In a scenic natural terrace they installed a red Big Bench of the Big Bench Community Project. Let's enjoy a break in this great spot for taking pictures of the valley and tasting the Valpolicella wine of Cantina Corte Figaretto.

When we start walking again, we go toward a Provencal house. It is a clay workshop: Terre di Stelle, which is worthy a visit. Passing by lavender cultivation, we'll walk down again to the village of Stelle.

But there's still a last special place to visit: the Hypogeum of Santa Maria in Stelle with its 2000 years of history. Old holy pilgrimage destination, recently renovated, it is a jewel not to be missed.