The Route of Don Bosco - Track #6

The tour starts from Piazza del Duomo in Chieri and gets to Colle Don Bosco on a flat route. You will first reach San Giovanni Riva at Chieri - the birthplace of St. Dominic Savio - on secondary roads, then you continue on paths and unpaved country roads, through fields and meadows.

Technical description: Starting from the Cathedral of Chieri, you reach the cemetery and you follow the old road of Buttigliera until the first round. You pass it, continuing on the paved road on the left of C.na Robbio, leading to cross the SP 121 provincial road in the hamlet of San Giovanni Riva (home of Dominic Savio). You cross the village up to the provincial road number 32, continuing on asphalt and then on country roads up to Croce Grande. From here you go down to Cascina Mainito, before finally going up to Colle Don Bosco.

Technical tips: Hiking cloths recommended: layers, backpack, shoes with non-slip sole, hat and sunglasses.

Refreshments: in Chieri. Public water fountains: in Chieri (via Tana, Cathedral square, St.Dominic Church and two in via Buttigliera between the cemetery and the school). Later, a fountain in San Giovanni Riva (at the house of St. Dominic Savio) and three in Colle Don Bosco.

Points of interest

DON BOSCO VISITOR CENTRE
DON BOSCO VISITOR CENTRE

Entirely dedicated to the life of the Saint and, in particular, to the years of his youth spent in Chieri, considered a milestone for his religious and cultural formation. The museum is housed on the first floor of the former Seminary of St.Philip, in the "Dream Room".

DOMINIC SAVIO BIRTHPLACE
DOMINIC SAVIO BIRTHPLACE

Dominic Savio was born in a farmhouse in San Giovanni di Riva, on April 2nd 1842. Today, the entire complex has been transformed into a center of spirituality and hospitality, but the native house can still be visited: are open to visitors also the chapel derived from the ancient local kitchen, a small museum that reproduces his father's workshop and the room where Dominic was born with original brick floors. In the centenary of his death, at the house was erected a monument in honor of the saint.

RIVA AT CHIERI
RIVA AT CHIERI

The Town Hall Was built in the eighteenth century and it contains frescoes of the late eighteenth century. It houses the extraordinary Museum of Sound Landscape.

LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE

The path that extends in the countryside between the village of San Giovanni di Riva at Chieri and Colle Don Bosco gradually changes, from flat cereal fields and wide meadows near Cascina Martina to a hilly landscape, with pastures and vineyards, that from the resort Croce Grande goes up to Colle Don Bosco.

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Technical data

City of departure: Chieri

Departure: Piazza del Duomo

City of arrival: Castelnuovo Don Bosco

Arrival: Colle Don Bosco

Length (Km): 18

Difficulty: hiking

Discipline: Hike

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 35

Difference in downhill (m): 0

Highest point (m): 283

Lowest point (m): 260

Duration (h.): 5