Matilde Path - 3rd stage from Casina to Carpineti


Casina - Carpineti - 42034 Casina


P.zza IV Novembre, 3, 42034 Casina (RE)
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Periods of Activity:

To venture along the "Sentiero Matilde" the best seasons are undoubtedly spring, late summer and autumn, trying to avoid rainy periods, midsummer for the lower altitude areas and winter for the Higher Altitude Apennines.

The conduct:

On foot, on horseback and on mountain bike.


Itinerary thought of and promoted by the Province of Reggio Emilia


Casina is 27 km from Reggio Emilia.
You get there taking the SS 63 Reggio Emilia Vezzano sul Crostolo Casina
It's 52 km from Modena.
You get there taking the SS 63 (Via Emilia) up to Reggio Emilia, and then getting on the SS 63
It's 46 from Parma.
You get there taking the SS 9 (Via Emilia) up to Reggio Emilia, and then getting on the SS 63
It's 46 km from Parma.
You get there taking the SS 9 (Via Emilia) up to Reggio Emilia, and then getting on the SS 63


The itinerary is suitable to single excursionists of small groups as well as to families or organized excursionists who, perhaps, prefer to rely on an environmentalist guide of the area.
The 80 km of so of the Matilde path, technically easy, takes place for the most part, along mule paths, carriage roads, gravel roads and paths. The allow you to reach, starting from the plains, the apennine ridge, the dividing line the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic. The itinerary goes from Vico di Ciano d'Enza up to S. Pellegrino in Alpe, in spite of being done by trained walkers in 3-4 days, it has been purposely proposed in 7 easy stages. This is to allow for a detailed visit of the area. There are numerous points of historical and architectural interest which you encounter along the route, from the main castles of Matilde, to the sandstone tower-houses which dot the landscape, to the Romanesque parishes. And not the least, slowly walking along favors aeno-gastronomic encounters which, being in the heart of Emilia, are not lacking: we would like to cite the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese produced in small scattered dairies, or the traditional Balsamic vinegar ( founded on the cliff of Canossa), the mushrooms, the chestnuts.

Tourist Area:

Matildic Area

Geographic Area:


Details of tour:

Itinerary in detail
Descriptive part specific to the stage Casina Carpineti.
Time needed: 4 hrs
Difference in altitude climbing: 350 m
Difference in altitude descending: 300 m
Difficulty: "E"
The path starts from the Casina piazza. Taking the SS 63 in the direction of Castelnovo ne' Monti and after passing the casa cantoniera on the left, you cross a pinewoods. You take the Via Del Rio and Via Simonini, until you reach a path which goes through fields and leads to the mixed woods surrounding the Pini lake. The path proceeds on the Rio di Poncema torrent and out of the woods you leave it to continue along carriage roads and fields till you reach the Valcava court.
After a little stretch you re-enter the woods and having passed the village of Croveglia you climb along an old mule road up to the ridge of Mt Santa Maria. The path then with the Carpineti valley in full sight, descends along a sunny side reaching the village of Croce di Pedrella.
On this stretch you can admire interesting arenaceous layers. Following a carriage road on the border of the woods you reach Giavello, from here one of the few paved stretches leads to Cigarello; note the imposing complex with the two tower houses. You are in the Tresinaro valley, exactly under the village of Carpineti you take the Carriage road which flanks the Rio Minello and at Cà La Costa you get off the paved road and get on a carriage road to reach within half an hour the isolated San Donnino of Tresinaro church. You cross the churchyard and after having crossed the Tresinaro you continue along a mule road up to Riana; from here you can reach Reggiano in 45 min., it's an agricultural tourism site made inside a majestic Apennine complex.
The "Sentiero Matilde" from Riana continues along a small path which cuts a few hairpin bends and reaches the outskirts of Carpineti in 40 min.

Last update: April 11, 2022