Stairs of San Bernardino

Stairs of San Bernardino

Historical place Village / castle

The 104 steps that separate San Bernardino from Via del Castello represent one of the most evocative views of the ancient medieval village of Passignano. From here you go up to reach the Clock Tower and then reach the ancient Rocca, from which you can admire the Trasimeno Lake in all its splendor.

The steps of San Bernardino also represent one of the most famous and demanding stretches of the land route of the ‘Boats Palio’ of Passignano: on the last Sunday of July, the narrow steps are climbed by the crews of the four districts who have to carry their boats on their backs along the staircase. Before the penultimate flight of stairs, given the very narrow angle of the curve, the crews must slip the boat under the arch that opens in front of the staircase so that they can maneuver the boat and undertake the last stretch of the climb.

Betweet the 'Salita alla Rocca' and Via Nazionale
Passignano sul Trasimeno