CASOLI - FOCE DEL PALLONE - CASOLI
CAI difficulty level: E=Hikers EE=Experienced hikers for a small part
Hiking distance: 11,4 km
Duration: 5 hours
Itinerary on paths and roads
Starting height 400 m (Casoli)
Maximum height 1100 m (Foce del Pallone)
AEROOSTATIC PALLON HANGAR RUDERS, on a grassy area at 650 m MSL there are some ruins of the hangar and the anchoring structure of the big air balloon which was used to carry tourists up to the Balloon Fork at 1000 MSL in 1910.
GROTTA ALL'ONDA (cave), a very interesting archeological site. The diggings started in 1867 and they have gone on till nowadays. As shown by the ruins men lived here 40000 years ago, from the middle Paleolithic Era to the Etruscan Age. Near the cave there are small waterfalls which create a spring.
FOCE DEL PALLONE (1000 m), the name comes from the air balloon that arrived here departing from the Prato del Pallone (650 MSL) in 1910.
CAMPALLORZO CHURCH which is at 930 MSL, was built in 1910 by the Campallorzo inhabitants. Nearby there is the “Baita Verde” (a lodge), an accommodation which is managed by Campallorzo Association and it belongs to Camaiore Municipality.
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