Cement Trail

The Cement trail, the transformation of matter

If you're passionate about industrial archaeology, then this is just what you are looking for. In the heart of Parco delle Gole della Breggia you'll find a disused cement factory. Prepare to be captivated by its impressive and evocative buildings.

Amid scenary that's full of spectacular contrasts, here's your chance to get deep down into the nitty gritty of things on the Cement trail: a fascinating itinerary which starts from the underground quarries and crosses the enormous industrial facilities where you can discover the process of manufacture and transformation of the rock.

The Cement trail at your fingertips

The route, which takes about three hours, spreads over a length of two kilometres and includes the open quarries, the extraction tunnels and the mill, where the rock was ground, ending up at the furnace towers, now used as an educational and exhibition area.

An easy and extremely interesting walk! A journey full of interesting facts which will leave you wondering about the impact that our actions have.

Parco delle Gole della Breggia, a journey back in time

Get going on an adventure, exploring the fascinating, photogenic gorges within the park, which are packed with clues about what has happened there over the last 200 million years.

The gorges are listed as a model UNESCO geopark!

Parco delle Gole della Breggia

The natural landscape is exceptionally interesting, especially for its geological and paleontological patrimony.

Ready to go on a voyage through time?
200 million years trapped and guarded by rocks await you.


Check out how flour is made while seeing an actual mill at work. Finally, visit the pretty Chiesa Rossa: the red Church, a monument of national importance dating back to 1343, located within the walls of San Pietro Castle.

The real treasure of the Red Church of Castel San Pietro is enclosed within its interior walls, where you'll find several important frescoes. Unmissable!

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