Experience the Apennines of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.
Let nature just take you over and come to experience the valleys, spas, lakes and paths of Emilia, in the area of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia.
Trekking trails, MTB routes and cycle paths, Apennine passes, pilgrimage routes are just a few of the experiences that await you throught our cool and welcoming valleys: hop from the Valley "par excellence", the great River Po, now a UNESCO MAB reserve, to the famous wines and hills of Tidone and Luretta Valleys. Later, move on to the famous Trebbia Valley, to the many paths of Nure, Chero and Arda Valleys, all rich in castles, history and relaxation.
The Ceno and Taro Valleys - this one is a cradle for the very famous "porcini" mushroom – are like twins, because originate from the same mountain, while Parma Valley leads to the "one hundred lakes" and Baganza Valley marks the route of the Via Francigena.
In addition, Enza and Secchia Valley lead the visitor to the highest peaks of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park - MAB Unesco Reserve.
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ONE, TWO, “THREE-KKING”: A DEDAL OF ITINERARIES FOR SUMMER TRIPS AMONG THE DELICIOUS LAKES OF THE AREA OF PARMA, PIACENZA AND REGGIO EMILIA, IN THE HILLS OF PIACENZA AND THE TUSCAN-EMILIAN APENNINES
Lakes Sillara (Parma)
Just below the highest peak of the Parma Apennines, that gives them name, the Lakes Sillara are the ideal destination for a one-day summer trekking experience to discover the "glacial" jewels between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park and the Hundred Lakes Regional Park.
As often happens, the trip is unique because of the walk, that starts from Pratospilla and meets a number of lakes with glacial origin, such as Lake Ballano and Lake Verde (1500 m a.s.l.), where beech trees are a prelude to the suggestive chromatic setting with woods and blueberry meadows, that delight the visitor's eyes. Then we meet the twin lakes of Sillara, at 1730 meters above sea level. From here, it is possible to climb to the top to enjoy a view that embraces the Lunigiana region to the Apuan Alps, to the sea.
Do not miss the special dishes made with the porcini mushrooms.
Bino and Moo Lake, Black Lake, Trebecco Lake and Molato Dam (Piacenza)
The feet are the traditional means of transport to travel the Tidone Path, located on the hills of Piacenza. While the Po river flows away, the Tidone stream gives name to the valley and becomes the protagonist: getting to its the source, you come across the Molato Dam, an impressive dam completed in 1928 that generated the Trebecco Lake, an artificial reservoir stretching along 2,5 km.
There are a number of walk pathes for trekking in the Piacenza area: very interesting are those in Nure Valley towards the verdant Black Lake - of glacial origin - and towards the small but fascinating Lakes Moo and Bino, an extraordinary work of the nature that divided it in two parts and decorates the largest one, in the summer, with wonderful yellow water lilies. The walk among the delighting lakes will whet your appetite, which can be satisfied by tasting the PDO salami from Piacenza (coppa, bacon and salami) and other pork delicacies such as mariola, a Slow Food presidium.
Calamone Lake and Bargetana Lake (Reggio Emilia)
Trekking activity in Reggio Emilia cannot be considerated without a trip to Calamone Lake, a genuine pearl of water in an area located over 1300 meters above sea level, dotted with lilies, orchids and primroses; it is dominated by Ventasso Mount and boasts beeches and conifers.
It was created from the glacial erosion phenomenons, and was known, until the 19th century, by the name of the peak above it. The lake, for centuries, was associated with a legend - easily dispelled in 1762 by the biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani: it was said that the lake communicated with the abysses of the sea.
In the basin of Monte Prado, in addition, one day is worth dedicating to Bargetana Lake, a quiet highlight in an uncontaminated area surrounded by one of the most evocative view of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park over Mount Cusna. Do not miss the dishes with porcini mushrooms - cooked by many restaurants and huts in the area - with all the nuances of their flavour.
BY BIKE ALONG THE GREAT RIVER
On bike wheels along the Po, from Lido di Boretto to Brescello (Reggio Emilia)
In order to discover fascinating places of the Po River by bike, you can start from Lido of Boretto, a strategic spot to discover the Emilia region and where you can rent bikes. Here is the Regional Tourist Port, located in the central part of the Great River, which crosses the whole region. It is dominated by an impressing industrial archeological complex. It is located just behind the main embankment on which the SS runs. 62 of the Cisa, which keeps it apart from the historical center of the town.
From the port, following the cycle path on the right of the main road, you can turn towards the river and reach the way that leads to the mouths of the Enza river.
At the Lido Enza tavern you can cycle on a tree-lined and asphalted road, and proceed straight on towards the center of Brescello, the town of "Camillo and Peppone".
In the area, do not miss the places where the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia is produced.
In the Parma lowlands, riding a bike immersed the “soul” of the Po river (Parma)
Following the Great River by bicycle is a way to enter a world of stories, which tell the identity of Emilia.
From the Antica Corte Pallavicina of Polesine Parmense (PR) - where you can rent a bike - a 15 km route leads in the nature of the Po River.
You can cycle along poplar groves, cycle routes and low-traffic roads, until the Ongina and the "Park of Giarola and Lancone Island", where you can admire woods and water birds.
Going through the "Po forest" (the flood plain of the farm where black pigs live wildly), you can go back to the Antica Corte Pallavicina in order to visit the Culatello (i.e. cured pork meat) and Masalen Museum, with the famous culatello cellar, that is the oldest in the world.
Do not miss culatello with a glass of Fortana wine.
The Po route, Serafini island andIsola Giarola Park (Piacenza)
The Po route is a 110 km cycle-tourist route in the province of Piacenza. It follows the right bank of the Po river, from the border with the province of Pavia to the border with the Province of Parma, passing the city of Piacenza; it gives the visitor a sort of a raised perspective and a different view of the lowlands.
In the Po river, Serafini Island (PC), the only inhabited area of the Great River, where the recently inaugurated basin allows boats to sail to the delta, is worth a stop.
A “deep” in the river landscape is possible having trips by bicycle, on foot, by boat or through and other activities organized in collaboration with the Adda Sud Park organization.
A stop at the Giarola Island Park (PC) should not be missed: this artificial lake is surrounded by the typical local trees, like water lilies and water chestnuts. The banks are teeming with elms and poplars.
The bicycle routes, that can be rented, lead to the discovery of the park and the shores of the lake, in close contact with the fauna that distinguishes the area: the water is populated by trouts, catfishes, sturgeons and pikes; on the banks you can also admire ducks, herons, swans and even wild rabbits.
During the visit to the Piacenza area, along the Great River, the visitor should not miss the local typical flavors: Po cheese (“cacio”) and Piacenza PDO cheese, the famous Grana Padano and Provolone Val Padana.
Finally we find the enchanting Castle of San Pietro of Cerro, surrounded by trees and bushes; the castle preserves wonderful ancient and modern treasures, such as those kept in the Armaments Museum and in the MIM, Museum in Motion, a collection of more than one thousand and five hundred works of contemporary Italian and foreign masters (roating display).
THE OVERVIEW STONES OF THE APENNINES
Groppo del Vescovo (Parma)
On the border between Emilia and Tuscany, located between Berceto (PR) and Pontremoli (MS), we find Groppo del Vescovo, an impressive rock formation that you can see from the ridge and from the areas below, where the limestone debris of the mountain has deposited over the years.
The well-known route (taking about 1 hour and 30 minutes), on foot or by mountain bike, starts from the Cirone Pass and reaches Groppo del Vescovo, where you will get moved by the view, that also reveals the Cisa Pass.
The visitor cannot absolutely miss the opportunity to make a detour to Sesta Inferiore, also known as the painted village. It is a sort of open-air museum between the Apennines peaks and the Parma river: the artist Walter Madoi has turned it into a sort of “spreaded canvas” to create his artistic works on the external walls of the houses and a remarkable Crucifixion painting in the church.
Parcellara stone and Perduca stone (Piacenza)
In Trebbia Valley, the Parcellara and Perduca stones are a landscape of harsh beauty, connected to each other by a path on the southern slope. On the border of the municipalities of Travo and (Bobbio) Piozzano, the Parcellara stone protrudes sharply from the hill, distinguished by its morphology and grandeur. At the foot of the rocky boulder, the Madonna di Caravaggio chapel is located at the beginning of the path that leads to the top, from which you can observe a delighting view of the valley. With a similar shape, the Perduca stone is known for the hermit church and for the particular tanks of tritons carved into the rock. The mystery surrounding the use and origin of these strange waterholes has originated many legends and the place is known as "beds of saints".
Not to be missed, in this area, is the Neolithic Village of Travo - with settlements dating back to 6000 years ago - and the Perino Waterfalls, a spectacular dip of the water of the stream in a limestone gorge, that is worth a trip in this corner of the “Appennino Piacentino”.
Bismantova stone (Reggio Emilia)
On the highland of the Reggiano Apennines, the Bismantova Stone stands alone: it is not difficult to believe that Dante was inspired by the stunning view from below of its walls, to describe the mountain of Purgatory.
A huge number of enthusiastic visitors, climbing and hiking, attend this powerful place: the path to the top is easily accessible, because the route follows a constant slope that make the ascent pleasant. During the trip, it is possible to observe closely a characteristic flora, such as shrubs and wooded areas that stretch till the top. Getting there, some of the most important peaks of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines stand on the horizon, such as Cimone, Ventasso, Cusna and Alpe di Succiso.
Do not miss, right at the foot of the Stone and nestled in the rock, the hermitage of Bismantova, built in the seventeenth century: long time ago it was kept by the Benedictines and now it is a diocesan Marian sanctuary, with frescoes dating back to the fifteenth century that are kept in the sacristy. Among these, we find the Madonna of Bismantova, to whom the hermitage is dedicated.
Around Castelnovo Monti you can meet several dairies of the delicious Parmigiano Reggiano produced on these mountains.
THREE STEPS ON THE APENNINES
Passo Cento Croci (Parma)
Bends, hairpin bends, climbs and descents, set in a natural location that alternates green lowlands with sandstone, make the road that leads to Passo Cento Croci (a hundred crosses pass) a route beloved by cyclists and motorbike tourists, and also by families looking for a destination for a trip by car off the beaten tracks. Surrounded by the scents of typical food and wine, and by the legends of the Taro Valley (PR), the route offers many ideas to discover the area.
In the surroundings of the pass that, at 1055 meters a.s.l., creates a link between the province of La Spezia and the municipality of Albareto (PR), we find Tarsogno (with the curious ship-shaped building that once was a dancing), Bardi and Bedonia, in a crossroads of paths and highways suitable for every hiker. Curiosity: at the pass we find an impressive wind turbine.
Passo Santa Barbara (Piacenza)
It is no exaggeration to state that all roads lead to Santa Barbara Pass (PC). The statue of the Angelone (big angel) can be reached from three sides of the hills, following routes that lead to a point which, among the fans of bikes and motorcycles, is unanimously considered one of the most stunning climbs in the Piacenza area. Both smooth and demanding stretches characterizes the ascent along Perino stream: a sweet landscape plunges into the woods following the path that starts from Pradovera. Also from Bobbio, a rather easy beginning is followed by a challenging increase in the slope, up to 17%. In this case, the arrival is not Santa Barbara Pass but the nearby Sella dei Generali (so called: pass of the general officers), a fabulous spot that amazes for a sort of alpine charm, apparently out of context in the middle of the Apennines.
Those who have a stop at the town Grazzano Visconti (PC) get involved in the fascinating culture that comes to life among the main highlights, such as the Castle and the Cortevecchia. Walking in the town, many churches are located along the streets and the rustle of fountains spreads through the little squares. For those who would like to stop for a meal, the typical potato pie is the undisputed queen of the table, mainly in the Nure Valley.
Pradarena and Cerreto Passes (Reggio Emilia)
The Spalla del Gendarme (policeman's shoulder) is an impressing work made by nature, that dominates the rocks and the woods that characterize the landscape between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany and the path between the Pradarena Pass and the Cerreto Pass (RE).
Here, we find both state nature reserves and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park, where motorbikes and bicycles follows the shores of the beautiful lakes of Cerreto, that has glacial origin.
Those who prefer to go on foot can perhaps enjoy an even deeper state of calm, along the paths that run through the forests and end up in spectacular high-altitude grasslands. The Cerreto Pass is considered to be one of the most amazing in Italy, and offers a breathtaking view over the Nuda Mountain, the mouth of the Secchia river and the wooded descent that surrounds the landscape.
In this gorgeous place, you can also enjoy a tasty meal with porcini mushrooms, fried or as a souce for fresh pasta.
A DAY AT THE REFUGE
Mariotti Refuge at Lake Santo (Parma)
Dedicated to a historical figure of the city of Parma, the Mariotti Refuge in Corniglio (PR) is a stone construction that is a perfect place for anyone who wants to be in close contact with the largest glacial pool of water in the region. Due to its position at 1,507 meters above sea level in the western part of the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Lake Santo exerts an irresistible appeal to those who are looking for a place of the heart where to laze, fish (with license) and even dive under ice in winter. But the refuge, also reachable by chairlift from Lagdei, with kitchen service, 2 reception rooms, 4 bathrooms and 42 places for overnight stays, is in itself a point of reference for hikers, who can reach Monte Marmagna from here and Mount Orsaro. The Lagdei refuge also offers catering and overnight accommodation as well as an information point in the park. A short distance away, the Lagoni Refuge, on the banks of the lakes of the same name, completes the triad of hospitality in the refuges of the upper Val Parma.
Do not miss: a stop is a must to try the fried potato and leek tortelloni, a true legend among high altitude gourmets.
Mount Moria Park Refuge (Piacenza)
You arrive by car to the refuge in the heart of the Provincial Park of Monte Moria and then forget even to have a car. The charm of the environment, spread over an area of about 1000 hectares in the municipalities of Morfasso and Lugagnano, naturally casts a spell that imprisons in the eyes and hearts a wooded heritage dominated by the curious shapes of the centenary specimens of fruit chestnut trees. Gorse, junipers and beech trees are dispersed in the area, famous for an undergrowth rich in mushrooms. The inevitable stop at the end or in the middle of every naturalistic excursion between the soft lines of Monte Croce dei Segni and the panoramas given by the ridge of Monastero, is obviously the refuge, a comfortable place to rest before leaving.
Do not miss: if the badlands of the Piacenziano area (Stirone and Piacenziano Regional Park) are a pleasure for the sight, not to mention the fossil finds including the whale preserved at the Cortesi Geological Museum of Castell'Arquato, the palate is of interest. perhaps more a tour of the fresh pasta from Piacenza, which has in the anolino of the Valdardese version (of only cheese without meat) one of its maximum countless expressions.
Alpine Refuge (Reggio Emilia)
With about a thousand years of history, it can be said that the San Leonardo al Dolo Hospital has more experience than any star hotel. On foot, immersing yourself in the nature of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park, in half an hour you can reach the refuge from the town of Civago. The ancient Via delle Forbici has given way to a path that runs along this small alpine stone jewel, where you can wash, sleep and above all eat. Not far away, between the beech woods and those that were once pastures, there is the Battisti Refuge, a stop on the Alta Via dei Parchi, from which to enjoy splendid views and set off to conquer the peaks of Prado and Cusna.
Do not miss: 30 minutes from Battisti and 15 from the Bargetana alpine refuge, at 1740 meters in the municipality of Ligonchio, the enchanting lake that gives its name to the latter is a liquid postcard to be contemplated preferably after enjoying the homemade cakes and the tarts with the berries.
THE EMILIAN ADVENTURE CHILD-FRIENDLY
In the woods of the Parco Regionale dei Cento Laghi, Forestavventura is a taste of adrenaline in total safety in Pratospilla (PR).
In addition to the courses designed for three levels of difficulty, the Park offers guided nature excursions and relaxing family walks.
A mountain bike rental service is also available.
Do not miss: if you want to enjoy a good meal after physical activity, dishes based on Porcini mushrooms.
Parco Avventura Val Trebbia (Piacenza)
Crossroads of trails at the feet of Monte Tre Abati, the Adventure Park Val Trebbia is a flourishing of acrobatic routes among the trees in the natural area of Coli (PC).
If canyoning between the gorges and kayaking in the meanders of the Val Trebbia are activities for daredevils with a certain degree of experience, the itineraries at high altitude are instead suitable for anyone.
A lush pine wood is the refuge for forest adventurers, that can have fun with walkways, rope bridges and cableways on a route designed for children from 4 years and 100 cm high or on three different variants for children and adults from 140 cm high. The equipment and assistance of professional instructors guarantee an extraordinary physical and emotional experience.
Not far away you can find Bobbio, a charming medieval village, where you can taste, in addition to the food and wine specialties of Piacenza, the typical Bobbies maccaroni.
Parco Avventura Cerwood (Reggio Emilia)
The largest adventure park in Italy hosts a virtuous didactic parenthesis: the center of education to the environment and sustainability.
"A forest of emotions", Cerwood has 27 paths suspended between the beech trees of Cervarezza Terme (RE).
The smart carabiners allow you to approach all the challenges with the guarantee of full safety: zipline descents, tree to tree passages and Tibetan bridges thus lose the connotation of danger to focus on fun. At the end of the fun you can have a moment of relaxation to the adjacent thermal baths of Cervarezza, and enjoy various treatments that use the precious sulphurous waters that flow near baths.
PLACES AND VILLAGES, STEP BY STEP
Once reached the parking under the village, the legs become the only possible way to reach Roccaferrara Superiore, one of those precious places guarded by the Parco dei Cento Laghi, where nature and stone are intertwined with history.
Walking along the pavement means retracing a story that has its roots in the thirteenth century and is linked to the name of the Rossi family, which would certainly never have imagined the fate of depopulation of a country which today fills with life mainly in summer. And it is precisely the summer season that is the ideal time to venture into an easy walk through the traditional architecture and try to imagine the lively rural atmosphere of old times.
Do not miss: visit Corniglio, a mountain center between the Val Parma and the Val Bratica, considered a bijoux for the castle of the thirteenth century and the Church of the Assumption.
The mills of Val Tidone and the Tour of the Postman (Piacenza)
Walking along the Tidone Path it seems as if the path tells the tradition of millers. Walking among the ancient mills that follow one another along the course of the homonymous torrent is well understood the importance of the milling activity of which these structures, generally dating back to the fifteenth century, are today the silent symbol. Of the approximately 50 that meet on the road, that of the Lentino hosts a museum visitable on reservation.
Speaking of ancient crafts, those who face the "Tour of the Postman" in the green and wild Val Boreca will identify with mail carriers that, with a sense of duty, walking to ensure correspondence to villages like Artana, Bogli, Suzzi, Pizzonero and Belnome, at that time not reached by roads.
Do not miss: Wines DOC of Colli Piacentini and traditional dishes like gnocchetti with erbette and ricotta.
The Cusna Mount (Reggio Emilia)
The Giant, the Dead Man or the Sleeper: in any point of the popular imagination you want to put the accent, the profile of the top of Mount Cusna is one of the most impressive natural suggestions of the Regional Park of the High Reggiano Apennines. To reach it you start from Febbio and go along a path that creeps into the beautiful colors of a beech forest and then flows into the glacial valley of Passone. From here, you can see the cross with organ pipes in the crest that resonates thanks to the musical sense of the wind but that is only a stage on the way to the summit, which is reached by conquering Monte La Piella and bypassing the Sasso del Morto.
Do not miss: Arrived up here, at over 2 thousand meters, after about 3 and a half hours of walking, the immediate and unparalleled reward is the extraordinary sunset at high altitude, which is enjoyed even better by opting for a descent on foot at the time when the sun retreats into its soft pink bed.
SECONDARY (ANYTHING BUT) VALLEYS
Val Manubiola (Parma)
From Val Taro, near Ghiare di Berceto, you climb in a barren and steep landscape, characterized by bare and protruding rocks. The valley then gradually becomes greener and sweeter until you get to lush chestnut woods that surround the villages of Bergotto and Corchia that marks the end of the road. Val Manubiola boasts one of the most evocative environmental frescoes of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Quite secluded but not at all hidden, the valley offers a surprising variety of landscapes that includes the Groppo Maggio with its ancient Copper Mines and the Groppo dell'Asino.
To visit, in Corchia, the Museum dedicated to the painter Martino Jasoni, like many emigrants in New York and then returned to his valley.
Do not miss: Val Manubiola is the ideal setting to enjoy the traditional dishes of porcini mushrooms of Borgotaro IGP and chestnuts but also to discover the typical taste of pizza al testo (an ancient cooking tool typical of the nearby Lunigiana) which finds in the medieval village of Corchia an extraordinary interpretation.
Valle Tribolata (Piacenza)
True paradise for any geologist, The Tribolata Valley is a glimpse of the lunar landscape between Val Nure and Val d'Aveto. The clusters of rocks resulting from meteoric erosion hide the reality of an underwater volcanic origin: where now dominate the sensations dictated by extraterrestrial scenarios, once, to submerge even the idea of the mountain, it was an ocean that separated two continental plates and lined in its dark and salty placenta Apennines.
Do not miss: specialties based on porcini mushrooms, absolute protagonists of many typical recipes of Piacenza, such as in sauces and condiments of tortelli, chicche della nonna, tagliatelle e gnocchi.
Val Tassobbio (Reggio Emilia)
About 100 km2 of territory in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, where different crops coexist with woods, waterfalls and sudden flashes of view. The walkways that allow you to cross the stream Tassobbio are part of a unique experience, in the course of which it is possible to admire the large number of hydraulic factories now in disuse.
Do not miss: The indispensable destination of Val Tassobbio is the Castle of Sarzano. And when hunger bites, every place is good to try the green tortelli of Reggio, filled with herbs, ricotta and cheese.
THE MUSEUMS OF THE APENNINES
Seminario Vescovile of Bedonia (Parma)
Although the small size of the country contributes to amplify the impression of grandeur, the Episcopal Seminary of Bedonia is in fact a neoclassical colossus lying on the hills of Parma. Within the walls of the complex, built in the mid-19th century, there are 10 museums. In addition to the Parmigiani Art Gallery - a collection of about 80 historical paintings - there is the complete work of Romeo Musa, the centro studi Casaroli, the documentation centre on emigration, the exhibition of popular devotion, the archaeological museum, the natural history museum, the planetarium and two libraries.
Do not miss: a few kilometres from Bedonia, in Alta Val Taro, you can visit, after tasting the traditional herbal cake, is the Compiano Castle, headquarters of the International Masonic Museum.
Museum of Piacenza Resistance of Sperongia di Morfasso (Piacenza)
Located in a high hill town of enormous symbolic value for the partisan history of the province, the Museum of Piacenza Resistance of Sperongia di Morfasso (PC) is hosted in the old headquarters of the seat of the Intendenza of the Val d'Arda Division. Arranged on two levels, the structure displays information posters on the protagonists and salient events of the fight against Nazifascism, war relics and documents of the Committee of National Liberation. Outside the museum, the Partisan Path of Giovanni lo Slavo allows you to reach iconic places such as the lookout points and the infamous "grotta of the massacre".
Do not miss: Vigoleno and the archaeological site of Veleia Romana and the Dam of Mignano.
The lapideo Museum of the Pieve di San Vitale (Reggio Emilia)
The Museum collects artifacts from the surrounding archaeological area. Next to the museum is the Pieve and the hostel-restaurant that await you for a tasty stop.From here, hikers eager to be surprised can venture into that stretch of the Spallanzani Path that takes the name of Golden Path. Following the ridge in a panoramic alternation of mountains and small villages, you reach the Castle of Carpineti and then continue, if you wish, up to Mount Fosola.
Do not miss: typical tortelli alle ortiche, casagai fried in lard, scarpazzone, gnocco fritto and cured meats.
STOP & GOLF IN EMILIA
Golf Salsomaggiore Terme (Parma)
L’idea di benessere, connaturata al territorio in cui sorge, avvolge e contagia il Golf Salsomaggiore Terme, che diventa parte di una dimensione rigenerante.
Far from the traffic and chaos of the city, the Salsesi hills are the bed in which this golfing paradise, totally renovated,lies in a succession of greens, starting from tees that start an 18-hole course immersed in an extraordinary landscape, where silence is the most precious of the soundtracks.
There is also a clubhouse with panoramic terrace over the valley and 15 stations for practice and offers teachers for individual courses, collective and golf clinic.
Do not miss: Despite the fact that golf is a relaxing game, the experience in these places cannot be considered complete without a bet towards Salsomaggiore Terme, a true outpost of wellness and wellness treatments.
Golf Club Castell’Arquato (Piacenza)
The Piacenza valley that houses the 18 holes, scattered along a path designed by Cotton & Pennick, is a pleasure for the eyes of players of all levels, who meet for moments of relaxation in the clubhouse and can enjoy the local specialties in the restaurant.
The 20 station practice course, the rental opportunities, the instructors and even a massage room make it a reference point for experts and simple curious about the elegance and atmosphere of golf.
Do not miss: near the Club, youcan visit Castell’Arquato, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Golf Matilde di Canossa (Reggio Emilia)
The club boasts 18 holes and a particularly varied configuration, which can also count on the special participation of the stream Quaresimo.
Natural declines and vegetation help raise the technical level of the challenge in a structure that has nothing to envy to the most renowned outposts of swing.
Do not miss: from the extraordinary historical testimonies of the Castelli Matildici to a food and wine proposal that goes from the local wine Lambrusco to tortelli and cappelletti, the outline to the main course of the golf in the province of Reggio Emilia is a continuous surprise.
For more information about golf courses: www.emiliaromagnagolf.com
To discover the paths between the rivers and the woods of Emilia: www.visitemilia.com/en/itineraries/the-green-heart-of-emilia/
To visit the Castles of the Women that dominate the Apennines: www.visitemilia.com/en/itineraries/on-the-apennines-discovering-or-rediscovering-the-castles-of-women/