Nature & Outdoor
After the first article, here we are with some new tips in case you want to discover some of the most beautiful waterfalls in 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 DOCCIONE - Modena
These waterfalls are located in the Frignano Park, near Fellicarolo. From the small village of Fanano you can proceed towards Taburri and finally reach this beautiful spot. They are the highest waterfalls near Modena, located at 1190 meters asl and with a fall of 120 meters.
Since 2009 these waterfalls are accessible to everyone, thanks to the elimination of architectural barriers along an old track that has now been recovered. The route is equipped with flooring, protective barriers and equipment suitable for wheelchairs.
CASCATA DELL'ACQUA CADUTA - Bologna
The Cascata dell’Acqua Caduta (“Waterfall of the fallen water”) is located on the Bologna Apennines, in Monteacuto Delle Alpi, near the sanctuary of the Madonna del Faggio. The Madonna del Faggio sanctuary is a small eighteenth-century church located in a beautiful beech forest. The waterfall can be reached via a circular route of medium difficulty. The way back starts from Monteacuto Delle Alpi, and it also touches the Mill of Squaglia, Pian dello Stellaio and the Piana del Rombicciaio.
CASCATA DI MORADUCCIO - Bologna
The Moraduccio Waterfall is located along the river Saterno, right on the border between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany, between Bologna and Florence. This is the ideal place for a picnic or even as an alternative to the beach in the summer, as the river is full of pools where you can bathe.
The place can be reached via the provincial road Montanara, that starts from Imola. About 6 km after Castel del Rio you will find the village of Moraduccio. At the end of the village, there is a road that goes down to the riverbed, from which you can admire the waterfall called Rio dei Briganti, about 30m high. Do not miss the nearby abandoned village of Castiglioncello.
CASCATA DELL’ALFERELLO - Forlì-Cesena
The waterfall on the river Alferello is located near Bagno di Romagna, just at the edge of the Casentinesi Forest Park. It is also commonly called the Trout Waterfall due to the high presence of this fish species along the river. Its 32 meters of height and the geomorphological characteristics of the territory give the waterfall a real monumental aspect; to reach it, just walk from the town of Alfero for about 25 minutes.
CASCATA DEGLI SCALANDRINI - Forlì-Cesena
The waterfall can be reached with a hike of about 40 minutes along the path 227 starting from Rifugio dei Fangacci. The trail leads on a wooden bridge at the top of the waterfall and then descends on the rock steps (the Scalandrini), reaching the base of the waterfall, where you can enjoy a breathtaking spectacle.
If you want to proceed along the complete circular route, the hike – suitable for people with good training – is 12 km long with a difference in height of 660 m, for a total of 5 hours of walking.
If you have any advice on other beautiful waterfalls in Emilia-Romagna that have been left off our two lists, don’t hesitate to let us know; we will be happy to add them to the next one!
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