3. From Tuoro to the Tower of Vernazzano

Start node info Info point Tuoro
End node info Tower of Vernazzano
Total length 4.6 km
Category Hiking
Walk time 01:25 (hh:min)
Uphill 199 m
Downhill 103 m
Max height 419 m
Difficulty by foot Medium
Coated 19 %
Offroad 50 %
Mountain track 30 %

An easy, albeit mostly uphill, itinerary climbing from the centre of Tuoro up to the old guard tower of Vernazzano, all that remains of the village castle, which was almost completely levelled to the ground by an earthquake in 1750. The tower’s inclination is so gravity-defying that the building has been recently anchored by cables to prevent it from toppling over.