Travesio - Tour Itinerary
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Travesio - Tour Itinerary
Via Verdi car park
The itinerary unfolds in an urban area without tactile foot markers.
The tour can take place at any time of the year.
The starting point is the Via Verdi car park: a large free car park (Photograph 1) with approximately forty concrete parking spaces (there are no spaces reserved for people with disability) and pavements measuring 1.50 metres in width made of porphyry cubes. The pavement has a 1.00-metre-long ramp and an 8% slope with Loges modules for the blind or visually impaired (Photograph 2). In the vicinity of the Toppo Wassermann Palace, the pavement narrows to a point where it becomes void, forcing pedestrians onto the roadway. At the narrowing, there is an information board on the Masi itinerary, with poor legibility, placed 130 centimetres above the ground (Photograph 3).
The ruins of the Castle of Toppo can be reached on foot using the itinerary that starts from the car park in Via Verdi and continues along a path. A visit to the castle is therefore not accessible to the elderly or persons with mobility difficulties.
The itinerary continues along Via Verdi, without pavement or with very short sections of pavement that are not connected to the road surface and are slightly sloping. The route then continues exclusively on the road, where safety conditions are not met. There are two types of information panels located on the fences of the houses where the old farmsteads (which are called Masi) are located: a yellow one with black lettering which briefly illustrates the history of the farmstead in terms of key dates, and the other, more recent but not very legible, which is coordinated with all the signs in the village, which on a white background and brown lettering, illustrates the map of the village and the route with the history of the farmstead supplemented by some images. The text is also translated into English and in some cases, there is also a QR code.
The following are located along Via Verdi (Photographs 6 and 7) Maso Number 2: Maso in the square under the Zuccolo or Maso Frezza, Number 12: Maso del Franzars and Number 14: Maso dei Marchetta.
At the intersection of Via Verdi and Via dei Masi, there is a small, shaded square with a central flowerbed, cobbled paving with a 1-centimetre threshold, equipped with two benches with backrests and a fountain (Photograph 8).
Continue to the left along Via dei Masi, also here without pavement, with a rather uneven paved road surface and a slight slope. Sections of Via Verdi and Via dei Masi are part of the Pordenone foothills bicycle itinerary. Maso Number 4, Maso Number 17, and Maso dei Bortolusso are all located along Via dei Masi.
At the end of Via dei Masi, continue left along Via della Fornace and towards the Church dedicated to Saint Lawrence the Martyr, erected on the site of the previous small Church dedicated to Saint Lucy that was already documented in the year 1220 (Photo 9-10). An uphill stretch (about 25 metres) with an 11% slope is located here. Pavements are also absent in this area. At the masonry fence of the Church, there is a stormwater drainage channel with holes measuring 1.5 centimetres and a change of paving from asphalt to stone.The surface is smooth and even. In order to access the inside of the Church, it is necessary to cross a threshold made of stone with a height of 2 centimetres, but it was not possible to survey the inside of the Church as it was closed. If necessary, it is still possible to arrive by car near the Church entrance. There is also a small, paved parking area along Via della Fornace (Photo 11).
Following along Via della Fornace, at the end of the itinerary there is Maso Number 5 in Beorchia di Caveris di Toppo, then Maso Basello, which is extremely well preserved (Photographs 10, 11, 12) and whose internal courtyard can be visited but is not accessible due to the cobblestones under the entrance hall. The last Masi on the itinerary are Number 7 near the Church dedicated to Saint Lawrence and Number 19.
The itinerary concludes by returning to the starting car park.