Snowshoeing in Emilia Romagna: enjoy the white Apennines


Snowshoeing in Emilia Romagna: enjoy the white Apennines

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Anyone who loves to walk in the snow has tried them at least once in their life. They are built in so many forms – even if in the collective imagination they always resemble big rackets – and their popularity has been growing fast in recent years. We are talking about snowshoes, an instrument that allows you to move easily on foot in the fresh snow along beautiful itineraries immersed in white and glacial silence.
The Apennines of Emilia Romagna is one of the ideal Italian places for this type of activity; bordering on the south with Tuscany and the Marche, our mountains are characterized by really different landscapes that open panoramas that go from the Ligurian coast to the gentle hills of Montefeltro.

Here we are therefore with a collection of the best snowshoeing appointments in Emilia Romagna, regarding the months of January and February 2019.

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Snowshoes – Pic by Neuro74


Lizzano in Belvedere is certainly the most famous resort in the Bolognese mountains. Located at the border between the provinces of Modena and Pistoia, at the extreme edge of the Bolognese Apennines, it is renowned for the presence of a ski resort, but above all for the “Corno alle Scale” regional park, that allows amazing itineraries for both winter and summer (some say that on clear winter days, you can even see the Corsica island).
In Lizzano snowshoeing hikes are organized for the months of January and February, with a busy schedule of events for all levels and difficulties. Among the many recommend the night snowshoe on January 19th, a suggestive way to discover the environments of the Park and the ancient glacial basins that still shapes these hills.
Info – Appennino Bolognese Tourist Office


Santa Sofia, Bagno di Romagna, Pemilcuore; Here are the mountain villages where you can find many beautiful excursions on the slopes of the Casentinesi Forests National Park.
Here are in fact some of the oldest forests in Europe persist, giving environments made of silences and wildlife.
Among the many initiatives you can choose, we suggest the nocturnal snowshoe on January 20th on FalteronaMount, a special way to experience the Park landscape during the winter nights.
Info – Casentinesi Forest National Park


Here we are in the Modena area, one of the most renowned ski resort of Emilia-Romagna. Sestola, Fiumalbo, Pievepelago, and Frassinoro: in this area, virtually all the municipalities located around Cimone Mount offer a specific program of walks and itineraries with snowshoes.
Among the many events, we recommend the two days in snowshoes at Tassone Refuge in Fanano scheduled for January Saturday 26 and Sunday 27. An excellent opportunity to discover the paths and the woods of this area on a magical night scenery on Saturday and a rewarding day trip on Sundays.
We suggest not miss also the snowshoe hike to discover the Apennines ancient glaciers of March 10th in Pievepelago. In this case, expert mountain guides will take you on the snows that cover the woods of the Santo Lake basin and on the slopes of Mount Giovo, trampling those valleys shaped by ancient glaciers where the legend tells that Hannibal camped with his army.
Info – Appennino Modenese Tourist Office

Snowshoeing in Emilia Romagna, Modena Apennines - Ph Modenatur

Landscapes of Modena Apennines – Ph. Modenatur


In the Piacenza mountains, the Ferriere‘s local tourist association offers in the months of January, February and March 2019 a varied winter program at high altitude, including entertainment, trails, excursions in the Piacenza Apennines, some even at night.
The itineraries are developed around Prato Grande, a natural location at 1450 meters above sea level, on the left of the Nure stream, in Ferriere. Located at the intersection of several paths, including the one that reaches the Lardana waterfalls, Prato Grande is a unique place from which you can enjoy a wide panorama that sweeps over the peaks of the Apennines both Piacentino and Ligure.
Info – Piacenza Tourist Office


Among the highest reliefs of the Apennines of Emilia Romagna, the Parmense ones offer, especially at high altitude, corners that have nothing to envy to the alpine landscapes, and it is for this reason that much of the National Park of the Tuscan Emilian Apennines it is located right in this territory.
Corniglio, Monchio delle Corti, Tizzano Val Parma, and Borgo Val Taro are the places where most of the excursions depart, which will take you to discover the mountain ridge that divides Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and Liguria.
Among the many scheduled events, we recommend the Snowshoeing at Sunset scheduled for Saturday, January 12th, in which there will also be the opportunity to have dinner together and eventually stay for the night at the Lagdei Refuge to also participate in the excursion on Sunday.
Do not miss also the excursion on Sunday, January  13th, discovering the peat bogs that characterize the Apennine Parmense ridge, a unique natural environment among the most interesting in Italy.
Snowshoes and gastronomy, on the other hand, is also the theme of the evening walk on Saturday, January 19th, where you will be led to Mount Tavola meadows where you can admire the stars, far from the light pollution of the city, and with the possibility of a Polenta dinner at the Lagdei Refuge.
Info – Parma Tourist Office

Snowshoeing in Emilia Romagna - Parma Apennines

Parma Apennines, Lanscape – Ph.


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