PROTECTED LANDSCAPE "MONTE DE Valcorchero"
Valcorchero is the main place of recreation for Piacenza, the preferred days to enjoy picnics with family or friends, and the best to collect wild asparagus. The place of this quality have characteristics that make them unique. It is also a place of reference devotional, with the presence of the sanctuary of Santa María del Puerto, Patron saint of the city, many citizens come to walk every day of the year. For everything said, Valcorchero is a natural area that is part of the collective identity.
The forest, consisting of Mediterranean species, alcornocal proficient, It develops amidst a rugged granitic crag, forming a landscape of unique beauty. The estate has traditionally received a mixed use: agricultural, livestock and forestry, and handmade granite quarries. All these uses have left interesting traces; are now a valuable ethnographic, we suggest you visit and interpret.
Among the points of interest to visit, Cave highlights Boquique, nationally renowned archaeological site, studied by archaeologists of the country's most prestigious, and producing center of a type of pottery that bears his name. There is no agreement on the dating of the kink, but the interest of the site is clear. Only for the panorama that can be seen from there, worth the walk.
Mount Valcorchero belongs to the city since it was founded by Alfonso VIII of Castile, back in 1186, and it has contributed significantly to the economy of the city. Since ancient times has supported various uses: arable land; pasture for cattle; forest products such as cork, coal or firewood; hunting; extraction of stone for construction; etc. Currently it maintains only some uses (grass and pulls cork) of those who traditionally endured, going to dominate the recreational and environmental use of the mountain.
INTEREST OF THE ITINERARY: natural landscape, ethnographic heritage and archaeological heritage.
- Distance: 7 km.
- time spent: 3 h.
- Difficulty: baja.
- Type of route: circular.
- Start end: merendero after the Hospital Virgen del Puerto (with remains of the aqueduct)
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
- Guided and performed by Official Guide (Lda. Geography and History).
- interpreted visit the archaeological site of La Cueva de Boquique.
- Accompaniment from the meeting point to the starting point of the route.
- Liability insurance.
- First aid kit.
- If I had to make journeys in vehicles, will be borne by the customer.