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Val Taro

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.

From foothills to peaks and mountain passes, Val Taro is an important area of the Parma Apennines on the border with Liguria and Tuscany, offering visitors all they could wish for: nature, history and good food.

Busy historical centres and popular destinations, as well as wide-open space and stunning panoramas: Val Taro has plenty up its sleeve to delight and surprise its visitors.

People are the added value here: countless stories and lives lived; locals ready to share with guests their reasons for coming and spend their lives in Val Taro. A strategic location, stretching between the nearby city of Parma and the salty air of the coast, this dynamic land is criss-crossed with ancient and modern paths, highways and railways. Specific climatic conditions have generated a wide range of environments, traditions and crops. The experiences, places to see and dishes to taste here are endless.

As well as the famous PGI mushroom of Borgotaro, the region offers many other dishes found only here, for example the sweet spongata di Berceto pie and various savoury pies, dishes made with chestnut flour and the typical amor pastries of Borgotaro. There are also several areas producing Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as delicatessens offering the best of local cuisine.

What better after a good meal than a pleasant walk or bike ride? Here you are spoilt for choice: trails and bike paths, for all levels of difficulty, whether you want a leisurely stroll along the river or are thirsty for a great view from the higher routes.

You can also find places to go horse riding, fishing, mountain biking or motorcycling. The parks in the area offer many outdoor activities to really take you back to nature!

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