Walking along the roman aqueduct trail

A special walking trail in the Regiona Park of Monte Subasio, along  the newly-restored Roman aqueduct which transported water over a millenium ago between the tiny fortified hamlet of Collepino and the town of Spello, rich in Roman history and ruins, below.

We are walking through the sea of olive groves and the typical Mediterranean woods covering the slopes of Mount Subasio.

The five kilometre route begins outside Spello’s Medieval Porta Montanara; from here, after a brief stretch along the asphalted road, the trail runs between the aqueduct to the left and the stunning views over the Umbrian valley and the distant Appenines to the right. The route crosses two Medieval bridges spanning the Chiona stream, and has a series of park benches which overlook the layered foothills of Mount Subasio and the Medieval “skyline” of Spello in the distance. The final stretch to the castle of Collepino is steep, but the charm of this sleepy village is worth the effort.

Overview easy level (also for children+10 years)

  • Itinerary Collepino-Spello
  • Distance  Km 6
  • Ascent 50m
  • Descent 300m
  • Duration 2-3 hours
  • Start point Collepino
  • Finish point Spello

 

Overview easy-medium level

  • Itinerary Spello-Collepino-Spello
  • Distance  Km 11
  • Ascent 300m
  • Descent 300m
  • Duration 3-4 hours
  • Start/finish point Spello