An easy walk around Dro, a small town in the Sarca Valley, from the central town square to the chapel of Sant'Abbondio on the hill of the same name
In 1630 the community of Dro survived a devastating epidemic of the plague. In order to give thanks, in 1632 the townspeople made a solemn vow to St. Sebastiano and St. Rocco to celebrate on the first Saturday of every month for the rest of the year a procession to the chapel of Sant'Abbondio and a mass in honour of the saints. Since 1993, this event has been the subject of a historical re-enactment called “the vow of Sant'Abbondio or the 12 Saturdays” which takes place in the last week of May.
This easy walk follows the route of the historical re-enactment of the Vow of Sant'Abbondio, which in turn retraces the footsteps of the faithful in centuries past.
The chapel of Sant'Abbondio is mentioned for the first time in 1485, but probably dates back much further. The building has a single nave and has frescos from the mid-16th century.
Don't forget to take your camera. This itinerary, along with a visit to the Marocche, has some truly fascinating sights!
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
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The car parks in via Battisti, Piazza Garibaldi, Via Capitelli (side streets off Piazza Repubblica) are the nearest to the starting point of the itinerary. There is free car parking at the base of the hill of Sant'Abbondio, halfway along the trail.