• Average walking time 5 hrs
  • Elevation gain uphill 250 m
  • Elevation gain downhill 1290 m

Mountain Hut Enrico Rossi - Isola Santa

Stage 2

The route flows through sceneries of unforgettable beauty, right from the moment we leave the mountain hut Rossi, with the sun rays shining on the Appennines, illuminating the coast of Versilia and the Lake of Massaciuccoli.

From the mountain hut follow the CAI footpath n. 7 to reach the Focetta del Puntone and from here (CAI n. 126) climb the Vallone dell’Inferno up to the summit. A deviation along the peak is a must to reach the summit of Pania della Croce. (1859 m. a.s.l.)

Returning to the footpath we follow it through in a zigzag fashion on steep slopes towards Foce di Mosceta, where we will find the mountain hut CAI “Del Freo” (1180 m. a.s.l.). From meadows of Foce the mule track leads us to Col di Favilla, an inhabited village (CAI n. 9). Shortly after, we reach Isola Santa and meet with the Provincial road of Arni.

Overnight stay: La Casa del Pescatore, in the ancient village on the lake (tel. 0583-639408) or Borgo delle Panie in Salceta (tel 0583 667004)
The hotel La Genzianella in Vianova (tel. 0583 661275) provides also a bus service for provides a shuttle service for those wishing to avoid the stretch of asphalt for the next stage (advance booking is require).