A cheerful company of walkers from the Romagna, taking a break in front of the church of the Corzano Hermitage, before continuing to Bagno di Romagna and tackling the steep Via dell’Alpe di Serra taking them to ridge of the Apennines and Tuscany.The bridge on the torrent Fosso del Capanno at the foothill before the climb to Passo si Serra. Below left the Maestà next to the bridge. The paleo-industrial settlement of Le Gualchiere, is one of the best preserved falling mills of this part of the Apennines. It lies on the left bank of the torrent of the same name, a tributary of the Savio river, and on the Via dell’Alpe di Serra, the oldest known pass of the Apennines. The mill is known to have been restored and enlarged from 1545, by the Balassini family who still owns it having turned it into an “agriturismo”.
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