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The Trail Of Dürer

From the Klösterle of St. Florian to the Pyramids of Segonzano

Albrech Dürer (Nuremberg 1471 – 1528) was the greatest German painter and one of the most active intellectuals of the Renaissance. The artist’s many works include 12 water colours of particular importance which depict the landscapes of Trentino Alto Adige, painted by Dürer on his first trip to Venice (1494). The landscapes show that he arrived at Innsbruck on 18th October 1494, then travelled through Vipiteno, Chiusa and Bolzano to Laghetti di Egna where he was forced to take the old mountain path because the river Adige had flooded. When he reached the Cembra Valley he painted some famous views of the landscape including Welsch Pirg (Italian Mountains) and Segonzano Castle.

Itinerary: from Pochi (Salorno) – the Sauch Pass (915 m) – SF 409 Zise-Ponciach – the Sentiero della Lapide [the Tombstone Path] (1,100 m) – Dagan (1,170 m) – the Val Zorz hut (1,135 m) – Lake Santo (1,208 m) – path E5 – the Chapel of St. Antonio (980 m) – Cembra (677 m) – Faver (1,020 m) – Segonzano Castle (573 m) – Segonzano Pyramids (604 m)

  • Length of the itinerary: 20 km
  • Time needed: 5 ½ hours
  • Departure point: Pochi (Salorno)
  • Arrival: The Earth Pyramids of Segonzano
  • Difficulty: Easy – short ascents
  • Ascending altitude difference: 400 m
  • Descending altitude difference: 500 m
  • Rest and refreshment points: Lake Santo, Cembra, Faver, Segonzano
  • What to see: Roccolo del Sauch, St. Peter’s Church in Cembra, Lake Santo, Segonzano Castle, the Segonzano Pyramids
  • Information: Tourist Board phone +39 0461683110 - +39 0461557028