05 - A religious itinerary from the top of the Prosecco Hills

Oratories Trail

Difficulty : E
Walking time : 2h 45'
Distance : km 8,6
Altitude difference : m 474

Starting point :
Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, via Tridich

Starting point coordinates :
45°54'21.33"N 12°2'6.20"E

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The path


From the village of Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, follow “via Cimitero” and the “Strada della Guizza” which lead through vineyards and woods towards “Pian di Farnè”. At an altitude of 660 m, follow trail no. 1014 which makes a long traverse on the slope to the west, then joins the “Strada Pian di Farné”. Once in Barbozza, continue to the Immaculate Sanctuary of Lourdes, returning to the village of Santo Stefano walking for a short stretch of path.


The hermitage of Sant’Alberto, located in the locality of Barbozza and reachable by one of the variants, is an ancient place of worship and pilgrimage dating back to 1488. It is characterized by the presence of a hermitage. Among the hermits who stayed there, the most famous was undoubtedly Frà Giuseppe Pilla, whose character must certainly not have been the most sociable since his plaque placed at the entrance of the church, which he himself sculpted, reads: “Do not seek to know my name the one who prepared the tomb for himself and for his successors H + A- Contempt and world and name”. The house of the hermits functioned until the 1950s when the last hermit, the “Néta”, passed away. Along the access road, just to the west, there is the Fontanèl di Sant’Alberto. Tradition has it that children were born in this source.

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Find out more informations

Further information on the Trail and on the network of itineraries are available in italian language in the book by De Bastiani Editore and in the Tabacco maps entitled "Alla scoperta delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene"

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