irrigation channels whereever you look

irrigation channels whereever you look

Today, we remain in the province of Pavia and will be hiking through the Lomellita area again. However, some agricultural areas which are slightly too high to be irrigated do support the assumption that Italy cannot be «rice fields only», sometimes we even hike through forests. On our trail we will cross a channel named «Subdiramatore Destro del Canale Cavour», which indicates that a lot of geometric knowledge was available when building this tremendous irrigation system.
hiking east of Mortara

hiking east of Mortara

When leaving Mortara, we cross the «Torrente Arbogna» and may remember, that the day before, another river we crossed had almost a similar name. Soon afterwards, we will see the «Abbazia Di Sant´Albino» on our right hand side, a monastery which used to be a popular pilgrim destination in the Middle Ages.

Even today, we will only come accross one middle sized village on our trail, It is Tromello. When leaving that place, we hike through a small forest named «Parco Lombardo Valle del Ticino», a great name. At Garlasco, our today's destination, the church «Santa Maria Assunta» is the prime highlight. This church built during the 18th century shows a valuable baroque style architecture inside.

Note(s)

The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.