23 Dürer’s Way

  • Klösterle
  • Laghetti
  • Pochi
  • Val Fredda
    18 25
  • Rifugio Sauch
  • Lago Santo
  • Cembra
  • Ponte di Cantilaga
  • Piramidi di Segonzano

From the Klösterle di San Floriano to the Piramidi di Segonzano, the way was opened by the German Renaissance artist

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Dürer’s Way from the Klösterle di San Floriano leads to the rare geological phenomenon of the Pyramids of Segonzano.
In past centuries, the River Adige, with no banks and when overfed by the River  Noce, was often subject to flooding. This would force travellers to take alternative routes to Verona or Venice to avoid getting bogged down in mud

In 1494, the painter Albrecht Dürer, an exponent of German Renaissance painting, came to Italy for the first time to go to Venice. After staying at the “Klösterle” (lodging for travellers dating back to the twelfth century) of San Floriano near Egna, yet another flood forced him to make a detour along the path to Pochi di Salorno and the Pyramids of Segonzano.

The path crosses villages, valleys and woods, through two provinces; the South Tyrol of Bolzano and that of Trento. Numerous villages bear testimony to the bond between the area and the transit of the German artist.

The way is open all year round, though weather conditions for the route should be checked However, it is best between early spring and late autumn.