14 - Ancient devotional signs on the waterways

The ring of Crosses in the town of Follina

Difficulty : E
Walking time : 1h 45'
Distance : km 3,7
Altitude difference : m 141

Starting point :
Follina, Ponte del Cristo

Starting point coordinates :
45°57'18.5616"N 12°7'10.8948"E

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The path


From the bridge of the Christ next to the centre of Follina, follow the “Fiadora” stream and then turn left onto the path climbs to the Follina’s Cross. After 300 meters in “Volpera” way, turn off on path n. 1029 which leads to the Valmareno’s Cross with a panoramic view of the homonymous village. Once you get off near the cemetery, follow the path that winds along the banks of the “Fiadora” and “Corin” streams, closing the ring again in the village of Follina.


The waterways that cross the small town of Follina for centuries have been a source of energy for wool fulling machinaries, mills, hammers, sawmills and above for famous wool mills, so much so that the toponym “Follina” seems to be attributable to the existance of the machinaries for the wool industries. Around “Via dell’Acqua” we find the “Fiadora” stream (also called “Filadora”) which in the past fed the “Barberis – Rusca” wool mill and the abbey. A particular religious value was attributed to the source of the Our Lady, in a fair with the source of “Santa Scolastica” which flows behind the former college of “San Giuseppe”, from which the “Follina” stream originates. In “Valmareno”, in the locality of “Case Carniel”, there is the “Fontaniva” spring, whose waters flow into the “Corin” stream that rises just downstream of the first bend of the road that climbs to “Praderadego” pass.

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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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