A hike up the slopes of Monte Stivo from Bolognano to the chapel which overlooks the town and the Arco area and offers a good view point.
The hermitage is mentioned in documents dating back to 1288, but its roots probably go back even further. It is situated on an ancient communications route connecting the Valle dell'Adige and Basso Sarca and gave shelter to wayfarers and pilgrims. The inhabitants of Bolognano still spend May Day at San Giacomo, a tradition which goes back centuries.
For anyone who would like to visit the hermitage but does not feel like hiking up from the town, it is possible to get to Salve Regina by car and from there it is only 20 minutes to the chapel along a forestry road (signpost SAT 609 and then follow directions for San Giacomo).
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This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.
Follow directions for Gazzi from the car park beside the church in Bolognano. From there continue on the trail SAT 608 to Salve Regina. Right behind the chapel turn onto SAT 609 which leads to the Hermitage. Go back the way you came.
Bolognano is connected by the urban bus line 3 (Nago - Torbole sul Garda - Riva del Garda - Arco - Bolognano) to the other places in Garda Trentino.
From Riva del Garda take the main road statale 45 bis to Arco, then strada provinciale 118 to Bolognano.
Free parking in Via Bianca Saibanti and Via della Repubblica in Bolognano.
You need to wear the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.
What should you take when you go on a hike?
Your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do) should contain:
Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains. When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.
And finally... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.
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