08 - Discovering an ancient grape variety

The Verdiso Road

Difficulty : E
Walking time : 3h
Distance : km 8
Altitude difference : m 324

Starting point :
Combai, parking alla “Curva del Cristo”

Starting point coordinates :
45°55'49.224"N 12°4'17.3064"E

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The path


From the locality “Curva del Cristo” in Combai, follow “via Vecchia per Miane” to “Borgo Vergoman”, then climb through the vineyards in location Calchera to arrive at “Pian de Combai”. You walk along the edge of the Duel ridge, then descend south to “Le Serre”, where the ancient rural church of San Michele Arcangelo stands. Continue among expanses of vineyards and old shelter up to the bend in Pedena, near a cross, then cross “Le Coste” and return to the village of Combai.


Not far from the route, hidden among the Serre vineyards, stands the ancient country church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, commonly known as “San Micél de le Serre”. The building refers to events of the thirteenth century linked to the nearby abbey of Follina and for centuries it was frequented by a community of monks who wanted to build other small units annexed to the central body of the church, thus giving rise to a hermitage, where the first techniques of vine cultivation and art were imparted herbal medicine. The hermitage had its maximum splendor between 1350 and 1600, while still maintaining a character of extreme simplicity. Inside the church you can admire some artistic works, including the fresco on the altar depicting “Madonna and Child”, St. Anthony and St. Michael defeating the devil.

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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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