8. Comunanza – Venarotta

Stage description

ROAD: 6,4 KM
TRACK: 11,36 KM
PATH: 3,64 KM

From the historical center of Comunanza you head South on to the Provincial 187 to then turn left at the junction for Collechiaro. The dirt road rises with many curves for 2 km until on the right you find a trail that descends along the ridge to the village of Seven Carpini. Turn right onto a dirt road and after 170 meters keep left at the fork and head down; the dirt road winds its tortuous way for 6.2 km until you reach the village of Tavernelle. From here continue along the paved road, keeping the road to Castel San Pietro on your left, and after about 4 km you reach the junction that leads to Palmiano on the right. Here turn left onto the road that leads from Palmiano to Venarotta and at the first bend take the path up the hill that leads to the road from Force to Venarotta. When the path reaches the intersection with the main road avoid going to the right along the crest of the hill but instead head down next to the far side of the road until you reach the entrance of a dirt road. Follow it for 2.6 km, then turn left onto a path that descends steeply for about 1.2 km and enters the Industrial Zone of Venarotta. Turn left and after 170 meters turn right again. Follow the road for another 450 meters and turn right again onto the road that goes from Roccafluvione to Venarotta. Follow the road for 180 meters and at the junction turn left until you reach the intersection with via Europa, which leads to the center of the town.