42035 Castelnovo Ne Monti
How to get there:
From Castelnovo you get to Gatta with the SS 63 and then with the SS 9 and then you continue up to the location "Poiano Springs" on a gravel road next to the Secchia river. Or you got to the location called Pianello with the SP 108 Castelnovo ne' Monti, Bondolo, Carù
Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco-emiliano
Excursions: the visit starts from Ponte del Pianello, from where it descends along the gravely shore of the river, in the heart of the gypsum valley. From here it goes into the woods, where you can admire the characteristics of the flora and the vegetation and you will visit an old "metato", a building which in the past was used to desiccate chestnuts. Walking once again, you will reach the mouth of a carsic cave, the "Tanone Grande della Gacciolina", one of the most important grottos in the area.
The excursion continues with the climb to the village of Sologno, the visit can end here, with a brief walk in the most charming part of the village, or continue with the climb to Monti Pianellina (851 m), from the old peak of which you can admire a wide view of the valley.
From the mount you then descend to the Fonti di Poiano, abundant springs known for their "saline" water (sulfate carbonate calcium soda)
Last update: March 7, 2023