Nature & Outdoor
Spring has come here in Emilia-Romagna: long days and warm rays of sun are back!
There’s no better way to celebrate the most poetic season than a walk in the countryside, looking for a corner of peace and relaxation. That’s why today we’re showing you some of the most beautiful waterfalls hidden among the Apennines of Emilia-Romagna.
We remind you that bathing in many of these waterfalls is forbidden because it can be dangerous; we suggest to always follow the indications of the local regulations and to use common sense.
CASCATE DEL PERINO - Piacenza
The Perino Waterfalls, near the Mill of Rie’, are composed of a series of waterfalls of varying height, from 3 to 5 mt. They can easily be reached from the Church of Calenzano with a 1-hour trekking path.
For those who love climbing, it is also possible to climb on the rocks around the waterfall.
CASCATA DEL CUCÙ - Piacenza
The Cucù’s fall, in Val d’Aveto, is a very special waterfall. It can be reached through a path carved into the rock behind it! The excursion, short and suitable for everyone, starts from Santo Stefano d’Aveto and provides a height of 50 mt with a downward and upward return. Once you get there, have a sip of Cucù’s freshwater spring!
CASCATE DEL LAVACCHIELLO - Reggio Emilia
In the Ozola Valley, in the Upper Appennino Reggiano, the melting snow produces the stunning Lavacchiello Waterfalls. The route to get there offers numerous viewpoints: there’s a landscape, for example, that includes five waterfalls: two of them are on the Lavacchiello river and three on the other front, Fosso Lama Cavalli.
CASCATA DEL GOLFARONE - Reggio Emilia
This suggestive waterfall is located in a little-known corner of Val d’Asta, on the Appennines of Reggio Emilia, and can be reached via a 500 mt long path that starts from Civago.
Along the Secchiello stream, the water has formed a waterfall of 15 mt of height, followed by many hops that have created small shallow crystalline pools.
CASCATE DEL BUCAMANTE - Modena
The Bucamante Waterfalls in Serramazzoni are created by the homonymous stream that originates from the Monfestino. This stream takes its name from the legend of two young lovers, the court lady Odina and the pastor Titiro, who, due to their challenged love, decided to throw themselves into the stream.
The falls can easily be reached from Granarolo through a panoramic path that runs along the stream.
CASCATE DEL DARDAGNA - Bologna
The Dardagna Waterfalls are situated in the natural park of Corno alle Scale. They are formed by the Dardagna torrent which, descending from Monte Spigolino, creates numerous and spectacular leaps: within a few kilometers, the water exceeds a difference in height of over 250 meters with repeated jumps, the first and highest of which is 30 meters.
The falls are easily reachable with an evocative circular route between into the woods, which starts from the sanctuary of Madonna dell’Acero.
CASCATA DELL'ACQUACHETA - Forlì-Cesena
The Acquacheta Waterfalls, which has become famous for being mentioned by Dante, is located in the Montone Valley, within the natural park of the Foreste Casentinesi. The falls are surrounded by a forest of oaks, chestnuts and beech trees, and this beautiful waterfalls gives life to a jump of 90 meters.
The route starts from San Benedetto in Alpe and is a two hours walk.
Questa lista ovviamente non è esaustiva, ma intanto abbiamo un po’ di spunti buoni per le prossime gite domenicali. Se avete altre cascate imperdibili da segnalarci lasciate un commento qui sotto!
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