This ancient traffic route for people and goods hailing from Cannobina takes its name from St. Carlo Borromeo, who visited the Valley in 1574.
The Saint slept in Gurro, where the splendid “Casa S. Carlo” preserves this memory.
Along the mule-track, two shrines remind of the tale of the mule that carried Borromeo and that, in the stretch where the mule-track begins to descend into the Valley of Cavaglio from Traffiume, threw the illustrious pilgrim from the saddle. The Saint miraculously escaped the lethal fall into the abyss.
The trail connects the Sanctuary of Re in Val Vigezzo with the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Pietà in Cannobio. It allows discovering the most charming corners of the Cannobina valley.
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