Le Sette Pietre
Le Sette Pietre
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MALLINPJ
Perth, Australia216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
While this walk has some steepish parts, it's not really much of a hike and more like a walk along a historic path. You can't get lost ONCE you find the start.
We started from Castelmezzano and must have missed any sign to the walk if indeed there were signs. The start is to the left of the cemetery ("cimitero").
As reported by many the noise from the art installations is annoying and unnecessary particularly since at each art installation there is a very nice seating area and a great place for a picnic. At the very bottom of the gorge there are lovely picnic places but unluckily also 2 installations that didn't seem to be coordinated so they compete with each other and at best there is only one noise from one of the installations at the same time. A pity as the art is interesting and to be able to contemplate without noise would have been a real plus.
A suggestion:!
Avoid the parking places and continue down hill (down the SP13) until you find a parking place. That way you can avoid the tight parking places and having to give an estimate of how many hours parking you need and you'll be closer to the starting point too.
Written September 15, 2017
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TheKoolKestrel
Gloucestershire, UK211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A great walk between the villages - highly recommended for exercise, nature and sweeping vistas. Especially nice in late October with autumn colour (tho probably even better early Nov) and cyclamen and other flowers in the woods. Much of it was shaded when we did it, and there also a number of nice picnic spots in and out of the sun. We found hearing the music and words from the stones to be evocative and even magical at times but I can see that some would think them annoying. Some previous reviews greatly exaggerate the distance and ascent/descent. We began from Castelmezzano and there is about 200-250 metres of descent from there to the river and about 400-500 metres of ascent from the river to Pietraportosa, i.e about 600-700 metres total ascent. And about 2 kilometres each way. So strenuous but short - took us just over an hour to walk there and just under an hour to walk back (but we are fast walkers). The section from Castelmezzano to the river is rougher than from there to Pietraportosa, which is fairly evenly paved - we found sticks to be useful but not essential for the former. The walk is signposted as Percorso della 7 Pietre and begins about a kilometre outside Castelmezzano, just before the Cemeterio. If driving out of Castelmezzano ignore the road signposted to Tutti Direzione on the right and carry on downhill through bends until a hairpin with a Cemeterio sign - path starts a few yards away. (I think the road its the walk start is actually the one to Pietraportosa but not 100%). There is free parking at that point but it is a bit isolated, also free roadside parking for the first couple hundred metres as you leave town. If coming in from Matera, Potenza etc turn left at the T-junction as you hit town (about a km from the tunnel exit) i.e. don’t go into Castelmezzano itself. If you don’t want to walk back you can take the zip wire or Dolomiti Discovery (and no doubt others) offer a taxi service.
Written October 29, 2019
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nigni2002
Carimate, Italy2,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Obviously it worths less but it is a very nice job to show and make something very nice.It worked.
From Castle to Castle nearly 12 km and 1300 m slope for BOTH ways. But you do not feel that streng because it is mostly under the trees and because it is very nice.Take your time and go. In italian there is a story teller registered voice at every stop.That was nice and impressive. The path is mostly well maintened
Written September 23, 2019
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Antonio.74
Amsterdam, The Netherlands115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It has been really nice to walk from one astonishing town to the other. It takes one hour to complete the path and for the way back you have two options walking back or ask to somebody to give you a ride. Id did the second and it was easy.
Written October 26, 2014
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Ran G
Ra'anana, Israel17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The path of the Seven Stones, between Castlemezzano and Pietropertosa is a great short hike (about 2km in each direction), offering excellent views of the surrounding mountains as well as the valley between the villages. Expect steep descent and climb both ways.
Written November 4, 2022
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Inna K
Riga, Latvia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Amazing tiny village in the mountains. There are several walking paths and via ferratas around the village. A simple one is Seven stones walk (percorse delle siete pietre) to nearby village of Pietrapertosa (start near local cemetry).
Be aware of shop and restaurant closures, one cannot find any food shops open on a Thursday afternoon.
Written October 14, 2022
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BenandBeckystravels
Bath, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
A great easy walk between the two villages. Not sure about the talking stones (slightly odd walking and suddenly hearing a recorded story in Italian)... but wonderful views and perfect way to spend an afternoon. Not at all busy.
Written July 20, 2019
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Ike_M
Virginia, USA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Along an ancient peasant trail, Le Sette Pietre is a multi-sensory cultural experience interwoven with nature and history. The sculptures, the narrations, and the ancient ruins draw you into local folklore, inside a story of a farmer who fell under the spell of a witch and married her. Each sculpture along the path represents one of the themes evoked in the tale - Delirium, Dance, Flight, Enchantment, Destiny, and others.

I found the experience amazing and have since read a version of the tale "Vito Ballava con le Streghe", (Vito Danced with the Witches, published in Italian). Having read the story, I want to go back to Castelmezzano and walk the path again to fully appreciate each of the posts along the way.
Written February 28, 2019
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AnthonyGreenit
Bari5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
As mentioned by so many people, the installations are set on a timer instead of using a sensor to understand when a potential audience is arriving, which would have made the experience much more enjoyable.
Written September 12, 2018
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Alyssa N
Perth, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We walked between Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa via Le Sette Pietre (both ways). The lady at the Vollo dell'Angelo ticket office gave us a map (which was more for rock climbers but shows the path). The walk is very beautiful. However as has been noted previously, some of the sculptural art installations have very loud audio, which follows you on your long trek up to Pietrapertosa. The hike is ok for people of reasonable fitness but we found the return to Castelemezzano hard due to the heat. The scenery is stunning, so the walk is worth it!
Written June 25, 2017
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