A wander through history and nature

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Arrival in Semestene, tour the beautiful Romanesque church of S. Nicolò di Trullas in the valley of the same name; we reach the village of Padria to walk through the archaeological sites dating from prehistoric to Roman times on S. Giuseppe hill, then on to Mara. Visit Museum of Rural Art. We leave the village of Mara to reach the seventeenth century Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonu Ighinu a few kilometres away.Stop for lunch to savour authentic local gastronomic products in the Villanova Monteleone area. After lunch we visit Monte Minerva nature park and get to Villanova Monteleone village; visit a food processing plant producing typical cakes.

Distance: 45 km - Height difference 852 m (max 571 m – min 153 m)