In this first stage, we find Maso San Bartolomeo in Romeno where we can admire the precious and ancient church of the hospice for pilgrims, documented back in 1213. Continuing a little further we reach the church of S. Antonio in Romeno, precious for the cycle of frescoes on the outer walls dedicated to the most famous miracle attributed to St. James of Compostela, commonly known as the legend of the hanged. Other important signs concerning the devotion to San Giacomo di Compostela are to be found in Fondo where we can admire various frescoes dedicated to the Saint.
Overall, this beautiful stage is quite challenging both for its length and for the altitude gain, but it does not have very steep climbs except for the short one that leads from the gorge of San Romedio to Salter. The average walking time, excluding breaks, is around 7-8 hours, depending on physical condition and walking speed.