Discover the Apennines
The Apennines of Emilia look like this: romantic landscapes, daring peaks, rolling hills covered with woods and vineyards, villages, castles and parish churches steeped in history and culture, outdoor sports, genuine tradition of typical products, combined with familiar hospitality and healthy air. These are the ingredients of Emilia’s rich outdoor offer: discover the wonder of each valley.
Val Trebbia is one of the most geologically interesting areas in Italy. It is named after the river Trebbia, which crosses the area with clear waters and unique meanders. The Abbey of St. Colombano in Bobbio, the Neolithic Village of Travo and the medieval castles representing the history are all worth a visit!
Val d’Arda has a unique geological and natural heritage to be explored by foot, by bike or on horseback: the medieval villages of Castell’Arquato and Vigoleno, on top of hills full of vineyards, and Veleja Romana archaeological site. A landscape to be discovered while tasting “Colli Piacentini” wines, cured meats and delicious stuffed pasta!
Val Ceno is waiting for you! Here you can have both a relaxing stay and great outdoor activities! Past and future together, from the Castles of Bardi and Varano to the modernity of the Dallara Academy and the Riccardo Paletti Circuit of Varano. You can enjoy a walk in the woods or a ride with the Bardigiano Horse, a special native breed.
The Taro river flows through villages full of history and traditions. Nature is the key point: from the Taro course up to the highest peaks; the woods are wisely worked by man and here you can find mushrooms, truffles and chestnuts; the ancient roads cross the valley and pass through the ancient churches and castles.
Val Parma is the heart of the Food Valley, a land where the relationship between man, nature and culture is sealed by the recognition of Unesco MAB Reserve, with the presence of a National Park and three Regional Parks. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame Felino and Vini dei Colli are the real excellences. Everything here invites you to stop, slow down and live.
The Apennines of Reggio Emilia are unspoiled nature, ancient history and culinary tradition. From peaks high more than 2000 meters, to the hills dotted with castles and villages. Nature, richness of biodiversity and culture allowed this territory to become one of the UNESCO “Man and Biosphere Reserve” global network.