Christmas in Emilia-Romagna: 6 ideas for your holidays on the Apeninnes

Christmas in Emilia-Romagna: 6 ideas for your holidays on the Apeninnes

by /// August 31, 2021 /// Estimated reading time: 3 minutes







If you are among those who like to spend holidays away from home, from relatives and possibly in an isolated place where appreciate the magic of nature in winter and the silence of the mountains peaks. If you are among those who love the bright starry sky and the scents of the forest or if you are simply a lover of winter activities, then today’s article is dedicated to you.

Here at the editorial tourist office, we have selected 6 ideas and events from which to take inspiration, thinking to all those who would like to spend Christmas in Emilia-Romagna. A mountain and border area which still represents a wild place between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany and which gives the most amazing landscapes.

But to do not delay your wait any longer, here we are with 10 ideas and events to spend your Christmas holidays between the valleys and the peaks of the Emilia-Romagna Apennines. But, if you are one of those who like comfort, take a look at the events and initiatives of Christmas and New Year Eve in Emilia Romagna.

Christmas Snowshoeing

26-28 Dec 2019 – Fanano (MO)

Two appointments with night-time snowshoes on Mount Cimone, to discover the sights and sounds of winter on the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany.
A unique opportunity to experience the woods in the Italian Apennines at unusual times accompanied by expert local guides.

Christmas in Emilia-Romagna

Snowshoeing in the Apennines – Ph. Neuro74


28 Dec 2019 – Lizzano in Belvedere (BO)

A night excursion to the stunning Dardagna Waterfalls, in one of the most precious naturalistic spot of Emilia-Romagna Apennines.
A guided tour which, depending on the snow level, can be made with or without snowshoes (in case of snow, the difficulty level may increase).
Info: Marco (Organization) Ph.: +39 349 1655717; Mail: 

Dardagna WaterFall (Bologna)

Dardagna WaterFall (Bologna)


26 December 2019 – Gemmano (FC)

As usual in Gemmano on December 26th, it will be possible to visit the Nativity set up at the high entrance of the Grotto, built with the help of the primary school children of Gemmano. At the Visitor Center, you can also visit a second historical Nativity scene.


27 – 29 Dec 2019 – Pannabilli (RN)

Let’s put a Manouche Jazz Music Festival in the valleys of the Romagna hills. Also this year from December 28th to 30th, in the beautiful scenery of the village of Pennabilli returns the Django Festival, the event dedicated to the extraordinary figure of Django Reinhardt, creator and maximum exponent of the musical genre “Manouche” also called “Gypsy Swing”.

Christmas in Emilia-Romagna

Winter in Pennabilli – Ph.


8-28 Dec 2019 – Bagno di Romagna (FC)

Also this year the Thermal village of Bagno di Romagna presents a Christmas program for the months of December and January with numerous initiatives and activities to enliven the most magical period of the year.
Among the many on the program, we suggest a dive in the infamous local thermal baths, a unique opportunity to pair Christmas holidays, A stunning Italian mountain village with the relax of a fully equipped Spa Resort.

Bagno di Romagna Spa - Ph.

Bagno di Romagna Spa – Ph.


15 winter resorts of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, which collect a total of 400 km of ski slopes and 5,000 kilometers of cross-country trails.
The opening of the plants has already been inaugurated for the December 8th and everything is ready to give this year too many new proposals and offers to enjoy the season and the snow of Italian Apennines. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow parks or even simple walks in the snow, the territory of the Emilia Romagna Apennines is an authentic treasure chest full of treasures for mountain and winter sports enthusiasts.

Christmas InEmiliaRomagna

Pian Cavallaro (1880 m/s.l.m) – Ph. Cimone Sci


Walter Manni

Explorer and Adventurer: loves sailing the oceans, climbing the highest mountains and surfing on the waves of the web

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