Km0 Footpaths

Mauro Conti

This page contains a true “delicacy” for the KM0 project.

Marco Conti’s passion and flair led him to think of a series of itineraries that immerses the ones who join them in a complete sensorial experience: from the natural colors and beauty of our landscapes to the goodness of our local products.

A full-range KM0 experience

Thank you Mauro!

HERE IS THE EXCURSION

All the excursions will allow you to visit, know and appreciate the KM0 delicacies produced and prepared by local producers and partners of KM0: www.km0.menu

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF EARTH

Uriezzo gorges

Starting from Verampio, this brief excursion leads to the wonderful Uriezzo gorges. These deep canyon have been dug and modelled by the Toce Glacier and by the river itself since in these 3 km the Toce rivers goes down of 160m. The feeling you experience while “walking with your head up” in these almost round gorges liked between one another by narrow paths is that of walking at the centre of the Earth!

Duration of the excursion: 2/3 hours.
Suitable to everyone.

THE OSSOLA KLONDIKE

Val Toppa gold mines

This is an excursion to the Val Toppa gold mines. One of the few gold mines opened to the public in Europe. The coal cellars, the remains of the constructions built during the hundred-years old gold run, the crossing of the Marmazza river, the “gold creek”, the Alpe Fontano (796 metres) and after having worn the right equipments, a guided tour of the mines, perfectly safe and lightened for over 400m.

KM0 MYTHS, LEGENDS E … HISTORY

A hundred surprises in Malesco

Malesco hides a lot of surprises among which: the Basalisco statue, legendary half snake and half dragoon animal born from cock eggs which lived in the woods, the wash house, but especially the first man’s house (its inhabitant was a soldier of Napoleon captured and brought to England) who in order to flee prison went through the English Channel swimming and reached France’s coasts. The Italian Swimming Federation (FIN) acknowledges this man, Giovanni Maria Salati as the initiator of long-distance swimming. Last but not least, the excursion also includes a visit to an enormous rock, the fertility rock, symbol of popular myths and beliefs which were often challenged by the Church.

THE TASTY CORNER

ONE OF ITALY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOODS

Medieval Vogogna

This is an excursion to one of Italy’s most beautiful neighborhoods: Vogogna with its Church, the historical Via Roma, the characteristic via Medioevale that leads to the Visconteo castle, the little Genestredo, a part of the village 80m higher than Vogogna, the mysterious Rocca Longobarda and the unique vision of the African and Asian Teutonic plate happened millions of years ago. The geological path which starts from Vogogna and finishes in Premosello Chiovenda where the contact between plate and mantle, which is usually found at a depth 30-35 km.

THE TASTY CORNER

A JUMP INTO THE PAST

Montorfano and the Blue path

This easy excursion allows you to know and observe in a little time:

• the history of granite extraction in Montorfano
• Montorfano and its Romanic church
• The Fondotoce Rushes’ Natural Reserve Riserva Naturale, center of bird selection centre where in 4 years more than 120 bird species (migrating and not) have been part of a census, site of Rete Natura 2000 both as a community site and as a special protected area.
• The lake of Mergozzo special protected area, which used to be an extension of the lake Maggiore.

THE TASTY CORNER

WHERE MOUNTAINS CAN MIRROR THEMSELVES

The panoramic lake of Orta

The lake of Orta and the surrounding mountains allow those who feel like walking to enjoy wonderful landscapes with a series of not-very-well-known paths, You can appreciate the landscapes, the oak and chestnut woods and well as the paths decorated with gnomes and funny related stories. A simple and easy day trip that will give you the opportunity of taking original pictures.

WHO’S MAURO?

He is a professional guide part of the Italian Enviromental excursionist Guides’ association (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionisti) who studies safe paths for everyone and also offers explanations on the natural, botanic, geological, cultural and historical aspects of them. Thanks to his knowledge of the place, he also facilitates relationships with locals and gives advice on where to buy products (cheeses, Alpine dairy products and handmade products) directly from producers.

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