The Virgolo Promenade, also known as Castel Flavon Promenade named after the castle above Aslago, is located south of the town.
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Since 2008, the newest one of Bolzano's Promenades has led from the local mountain Virgolo to Castel Flavon above Bolzano resp. vice versa. From the 5.7 km long path which leads through a mixed forest you can enjoy beautiful views on the Salto and the Renon high plateaus.
The slopes of the Virgolo are characterised by bushes and a mixed forest which grow also on the porphyry rocks above the quarter of Aslago. The Virgolo itself was a popular recreational area in times gone-by - recent plans to revive the area include a cable car and other projects.
The walk starts at the sports fields in the quarter of Aslago-Oltrisarco and leads up to Castel Flavon at 406 m a.s.l. whose history dates back to the 12th century and to the Lords of Haselberg. The initially wide Virgolo Promenade (Virgl-Promenade, in German) gets narrower as it gets higher. The hike continues on the slopes of the Colle hill to the Virgolo, where the descent to Aslago begins. The promenade takes also past the Romanesque St. Vigilius Church and the Baroque Calvary Church and ends as a circular tour at its starting point again.
Length: 2.5 hours
Trail length: 5.7 km
Altitude difference: 280 m