Christmas InEmiliaRomagna: 7 ideas for your holidays in the Apennines


Christmas InEmiliaRomagna: 7 ideas for your holidays in the Apennines

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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 of #InEmiliaRomagna we have selected 7 ideas and events from which to take inspiration, thinking to all those who would like to spend the Christmas holidays on our Apennines. 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.

Snowshoes and Champagne

Dec 24th, 2018 – Lizzano in Belvedere (BO)

A snowshoe ride through the beautiful views of the Val di Gorgo, a splendid mountain basin just outside the ski area. A unique experience, able to combine the charm of the mountain with its silences and panoramas. The colors of the sunset will be the background for a toast and a rustic snack halfway: an unmissable opportunity for a glass of “Champagne” to remember!

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Snowshoeing in the Apennines – Ph. Neuro74



December 25th, 2018 – Riolo Terme (RA)

A visit to discover the historical and archaeological aspects of the most famous cave of the Vena del Gesso Romagnola Park. A simple excursion discovering for the most interesting aspects of the subsoil.

Caves and speleologists in Emilia-Romagna

Caves and speleologists in Emilia-Romagna



December 26th, 2018 – 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.



Dec 28th – 30th 2018 – 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”.
For the occasion, we suggest the Gypsy Trail on Saturday, December 29th, an excursion in the beautiful surroundings of Pennabilli, enriched by a surprising hand-made jazz musical performance.
Upon arrival at the concert, the participants will be welcomed by a special snack/aperitif.

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Winter in Pennabilli – Ph.



Dec 29th, 2018 – Frassinoro (MO)

Advancing slowly among the snows at night; Snowshoeing at Lake Murato will lead you through the colors and scents of the Apennines woods, a true paradise of cross-country skiing.
Located in the heart of the Frignano Regional Park, along the Tuscan-Emilian ridge to the convergence of the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Lucca, and with more than 50 kilometers of tracks, the area is part of the “Super Nordic Skipass” system, an exclusive circuit of the Alps and the Apennines, accessible with a single card. Thanks to various connections with Tuscany and the Apennines of Reggio-Emilia, you can explore an absolutely uncontaminated territory.
A perfect territory also for the Nordic walking and snow-walking with snowshoes.



Dec 2018 – Sestola, Fanano, Montecreto, and Riolunato (MO)

Montecreto, Riolunato, Sestola, and Fanano.
4 municipalities for one big Christmas and New Year’s event on the mountains of Emilia-Romagna. Also this year the mountain resorts of Modena Area propose a program of events distributed throughout the territory of Monte Cimone. The culmination of the events will be the initiatives of December 31, such as the Snowshoeing in Pratignana and the great New Year’s party in Fanano. We also remind you that during the holidays, all the 50 kilometers of the Monte Cimone ski resort will be open for winter sports enthusiasts.


Cimone Mount – Ph. Daria Boselli



15 winter resorts of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, which collect a total of 400 kilometers 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.

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


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

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