PARKS AND NATURAL RESERVES
The intrepid tourist can choose from, in the Province of Reggio Emilia, a wide range of areas suitable for hiking within protected areas of natural habitat. These range from, but are not limited to, the large National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines , natural reserves and leisure parks owned by the Province of Reggio Emilia.
Not only within the confines of these designated areas but also roaming freely in the surroundings of the Agriturismo it is not at all difficult to come across several species of wild animal, such as roe deer, wild boar, foxes, badgers, Apennine Wolfs and many others.
THE PIETRA DI BISMANTOVA
The Pietra di Bismantova, a mountain with its summit at 1,041 meters, is located in the Municipality of Castelnovo Monti. It takes the form of a narrow plateau flanked by steep rock faces, which stand in isolation between the Apennine Peaks
Despite being some 30 km from the Agriturismo, this place definitely deserves a visit.
Once you’ve reached the square below the Eremo di Bismantova, the summit is within reach in approximately an hour at walking pace.
The vertical rock faces are an unavoidable draw for all climbing enthusiasts from the region and afar.
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This park includes the territories of several municipalities of the Alto Appennino Reggiano. For this reason, access is very easy from a variety of locations. For convenience, we’ve indicated on the map our preferred one: Monteorsaro.
The old name of the park Parco del Gigante, (Park of the Giant) derives its name from the summit of Monte Cusna, the most well known mountain , that has the appearance of a man laying down.
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THE ECOPARCO PINETINA DI VEZZANO
The Ecoparco is 10 km from the Agriturismo. It covers an area of approximately 55 hectares, from the summit of Monte Grafagnana following the course of the River Crostolo.