This is a really nice walk. From Bagno di Romagna we took the road to Mandrioli Pass and left the car at Nocicchio. Then we took trail n.201 to Mt. Carpano Pass. The road is not steep at all (I hate starting with a hard climb – unless it’s very cold, then it’s great for warming up). There we stopped a few minutes to enjoy the gorgeous viewpoint:
Then we kept left on trail 209, passed the tumbledown house in Rio D’Olmo, and descended all the way to the bottom of the valley. We got to Pietrapazza just in time to take shelter from a sudden rainstorm by creeping in a woodshed.
Apart form a few scattered wall pieces, what is left of the hamlet is only a church, a house, a cemetery and a stone bridge. There is even a commemorative stone in memory of the last villager. It must have been a though life for him and the other people who spent their existence facing the hardship of mountain life in isolated dwellings in the woods.
But it was the waterfall I was looking forward to see again. Now it’s quite dry, in spite of the summer storm, which was copious but very brief.