10. To the Hermitage Eremo di San Giacomo
A hike up the slopes of Monte Stivo from Bolognano to the chapel which overlooks the town and the Arco area and offers a good view point.
<p>The hermitage is mentioned in documents dating back to 1288, but its roots probably go back even further. It is situated on an ancient communications route connecting the Valle dell'Adige and Basso Sarca and gave shelter to wayfarers and pilgrims. The inhabitants of Bolognano still spend May Day at San Giacomo, a tradition which goes back centuries.</p>
<p>For anyone who would like to visit the hermitage but does not feel like hiking up from the town, it is possible to get to Salve Regina by car and from there it is only 20 minutes to the chapel along a forestry road (signpost SAT 609 and then follow directions for San Giacomo).</p>