Rastello

Rastello

The Rastello hamlet is the last permanently inhabited locality, which is found going up the Ellero Valley is 9 km from the capital and is located at about 820 m a.s.l., to the orographic right of the stream. Typologically, the village has retained the rural aspect of the past, with numerous exposed stone framing. In pre-Roman times there was the village of Antibo, then Subteniano. Originally, perhaps the location of the town was different, on the opposite bank of the stream. The locality is the starting point for numerous excursions, and the path called “Antica Via del Sale” starts from the village. Not far from the village, towards the mountain, there are numerous boulders for climbing, while the road that goes up the valley for 12 km to the Mondovì Refuge is ideal for mountain biking.

Curiosity: due to its position, the town remains in the shade from San Martino (11 November) to San Valentino (14 February)