For the descent, we toke the path that, from Capanna di Sèvice, reach Passo le Forche, along Vallone di Sèvice and Monte Rozza south-west side (very hot!!!). From Passo le Forche (1211m), again to Càrtore (3h from the summit)
With up and down, more than 1600m of elevation gain... Not bad!
John McArthur, then Counselor of the New Zealand embassy in Rome and later a distinguished ambassador, two of his colleagues from Paris, and I climbed Velino in October 1969 via the Canalino. It was difficult, and cold on top, but the view was splendid. From Velino we walked over to Pizzo Cafornia and descended from there to Massa d'Albe.