What to see in the surroundings of our farmhouse? We have selected for you 5 must-see water places in the province of Reggio Emilia. These are more or less high places where you can relax surrounded by nature, enjoy outdoor activities and, why not, even take a refreshing bath. Some are enchanted, somewhat fairy-tale places, others perfect for trekkers.
In the unspoiled heart of the Reggio Emilia Apennines, just over fifty kilometers from our agritourism, there is a little gem waiting to be discovered. We are talking about the Golfarone Waterfall, a true spectacle for the eyes as well as one of the most striking places in the Val d’Asta. Along the Secchiello stream, the water has formed a 15-meter waterfall, which is followed by countless jumps that have created small, shallow crystal pools. Finding the waterfall, however, is part of the adventure. It is located near Calizzo, a hamlet of Villa Minozzo, and can be reached by a short but somewhat difficult walk. Although it is well hidden, it is still a popular and appreciated destination for many.
SOURCES OF POIANO
Also in the municipal territory of Villa Minozzo, on the right bank of the Secchia River, the Fonti di Poiano (the largest karst spring in the region and among the most abundant in Italy) gush forth copiously and whitewater. They represent an enchanting oasis of tranquility and, in addition to the considerable extent of their flow, are noteworthy for the particular nature of the water, which has the chemical and physical characteristics of high-salinity mineral waters with a prevalent presence of sodium chloride. Known since ancient times, the Poiano Springs are an ideal place for a picnic and a day of total relaxation.
Another water place not to be missed is Lake Calamone (also known as Lake Ventasso). Of glacial origin, it is fed by three natural springs and is the largest natural lake in the province of Reggio Emilia. It is located near Ramiseto, about sixty kilometers from our agriturismo, and is easily accessible from Ventasso Laghi. The lake is a coveted tourist destination throughout the year: in winter it is a ski resort, in spring and fall it is ideal for getting your fill of oxygen, and in summer it is the perfect place to escape the heat of the cities and find coolness in the shade of the trees. Several trails to the summit of Mount Ventasso also depart from the lake.
Cerreto Laghi is an important tourist resort in both winter and summer. It rises in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, close to the Cerreto Pass, a watershed and crossroads between the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. The tourist center has developed around a system of lakes formed by the melting of ancient glaciers, the best known of which is Lake Cerretano, which lies right in the middle of the town. Here, in addition to the countless winter activities (skiing, snowshoeing, etc.), there is the possibility in the summer season to go hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking on a dozen surveyed and safe trails.
REGGIANA BANK OF THE PO RIVER
And last but not least, the Reggio Emilia bank of the Po River, along which a large number of outdoor activities are possible. Its twenty kilometers, in addition to preserving an important ecological heritage, are characterized by the presence of small towns completely immersed in the engaging atmosphere of the Bassa reggiana. These include Boretto, which boasts one of the best equipped ports for recreational boating and river navigation; Guastalla, where the wide Guastallese floodplain extends; and Luzzara, with its typical Po Valley atmosphere. Not to be missed is the bustling Lido Po in Guastalla, the driving force behind events held on the Great River.
AGRITURISMO IL BRUGNOLO
Welcome to il Brugnolo
If you’re looking for completely independent apartments surrounded by greenery you really are in the right place here!
In fact, Brugnolo is immersed in the green nature of the Emilian countryside. For your relaxation, for that of your children, and again for the runs of your 4-legged friends, you will have 6000 square meters of park at your disposal!