Cascata del Cugnunto

Cascata del CugnuntoCascata del Cugnunto is a nice waterfall near Corone in the region Umbria, Italy.

The trail begins after the leprosarium of San Lazzaro (gps 42.860433, 12.976542), a complex built in 1218. Originally there was also a church and a hospital building, but today everything is quite dilapidated.

The waterfall is located at the junction of the valleys in Poggio di Croce and Montaglioni where you can see the watercourse “Lu Cugnuntu” characterized a small waterfall of about 20 meters.

When you drive up to the leprosarium you can park over there but you can also drive along the dirt road for about 700 meters where a small open space to park is located. The place is isolated and not likely to find any traffic.
There is a sign indicating the beginning of the path, follow it and you pass a small gate (string between two poles) for not passing animals. At this point we enter the forest and have to follow the trail until you reach the point where you get wet feet wet because the trail ends in the creek.

Cascata del Cugnunto is hard to find because you have to find your way through a sort of gorge before you reach it. It is wise to take water shoes with you. It is a 2,2 kilometer wal and you can find directions on Wikiloc here.

I have seen several ways people how people named the waterfall: Cascate de Lu Cuniuntu (Google maps) or Cascata del Cugnuntu or Cascata del Cognunto. The name on the signs at the waterfall is written as Cascata del Cugnunto.

© Pictures by Nicola Morgantini

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About Cascata del Cugnunto

CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
LocationSan Lazarro-Preci
RiverLu Cugnuntu
Height20m
Latitude42.853000
Longitude12.988235
Best visitSpring-early summer
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