How to get there:
Ligonchio is 75 km from Reggio Emilia and can be reached taking the SS 63 to Busana, where you continue along the SP 18. Distance from Modena: 75 km and you get there taking the SS 486 of the pass of the Radici up to Cerredolo, where you continue in the direction Gatta - Minozzo - Ligonchio.
From the province of Lucca; you get there from the SP 32 Piazza al Serchio - Sillano - Pradarena pass
From Liguria you need to take the Statale 63 of the Cerreto Pass up to Busana, where you'll find the road for Ligonchio.
Motorway exit of Reggio Emilia (A1): km 80
Motorway exit of Modena Nord (A1-A22): km 57
Railroad station of Reggio Emilia: km 75
Bologna airport: km 138
Ligonchio, at 1000 m above sea level, is the highest of the towns of the Reggiano Apennines. Located between the splendid Ozola and Secchia valleys, near the slopes of Mount Cusna, the town is composed of two inhabited areas located at the base of Mount della Croce "La Valla" and "Ligonchio Sopra". Most of the current buildings have been influenced by the changes which took place in recent years even though there are interesting, noteworthy elements of a historical, architectural nature.
At the center of the Valla hamlet there's a trapezoid portal From 1400 of particular artistic value. On the western side of the upper center of Ligonchio there's a rural building of architectural value.
the structure is rectangular and the surface is made of stone.
At Ligonchio Sopra there's an antique oratory dedicated to San Rocco, and its facade has a praiseworthy 17th century portal.
Noteworthy is also a 17th century windmill, built on the left side of the Ozola torrent.
In the town you can enjoy walks immersed in greenery.
From the central area of Ligonchio Sopra there's an easy path which takes you to the top of Mount Croce. The path crosses fresh pinewoods and after a brief climb reaches the peak from where you can admire the Ozola and Secchia valleys, Mount Cusna, Cavalbianco, Casarola and Ventasso.
On clear and sunny days you can also glimpse the pre-alpine chain. this walk allows you to observe a wide range of trees such as Black Pine, cedar, bitter oak, fir, oak, hornbeam, and mountain maple.
Along the forest road Ligonchio - Tarlanda, just after the hamlet of San Rocco, you come to Ravinella Park, recently renovated by the town.
Inside the park there are a few paths which lead to Fontanelle or to Groppo.
Last update: March 7, 2023