The pilgrimage is the oldest expression of religiousness, known and practised both by Christians and by believers of other religions. For the Church it is a valid way of human promotion and evangelisation, for the strong calling that it exerts even on non practising people..
(Work of the Pilgrimages...)
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”Vade Francisco et repara domum meam”
Stage 4° Corniolo - Camaldoli
From Corniolo (alt. 550 m) go up the main road (s.s.) for 1,5 km, passing through Lago (a source of water) till you reach Corniolino, a small village at the top on the right. After about 20 mins from the departure. Leave the asphalt route to start the path n. 259 of CAI, turning right and climbing up. Later on you pass through a gate, remembering to close it, pass by the few houses of Corniolino (only one of them is inhabited), walk along a dirt track that, after about 12-15 mins from the beginning of the path (35 mins from the departure), comes out on the main road (s.s.). You immediately find the path 259 on the right, with the sign “Tre Faggi” and you can catch a glimpse of the old castle of Corniolino looking up on the right. After 1 hr 30 mins from the departure, there is a carriage road going down (with the view of a house below) that you must not follow, but go straight along the path, keeping to the right. After 1 hr 50 mins from the departure, you come out in Tre Faggi: take the beaten track leading to the agriturismo (farmhouse) Poderone and to Pian del Grado, and turn left to come on the main road (s.s.) again.
white signpost appears on the left (signed as path 259, maybe it was an old abandoned one), so do not follow it, but stay on the path on the right, where the CAI signposts will appear again. The path widens till it reaches a wooden cross (in memory of a deceased forest worker) and is also delimited by stakes linked with a rope. You can see the numerous didactical plates with reproductions of flora, fauna and minerals (there are also descriptions in Braille) and, finally, also an example of coal …… After 2 hrs 35 mins from Corniolo you arrive in Campigna (hotels, bars, restaurants).
“To my brother Anthony, my bishop, I wish good health. I approve of your teaching theology to the monks, but only on condition that, owing to this study, you will not dampen the spirit of the holy prayer and devotion, as it is ordained in the Rule. Be well” Francis
“Here, on earth, the eye of the soul is Love, the only valid one to overcome any veil. Wherever the intellect stops, love proceeds with its own colour to the union with God” Saint Anthony from Padua, Sermone