Nature & Sport
Piacenza and the surrounding area welcome you to magnificent and picturesque landscapes, where you can enjoy intact and uncontaminated nature and breathe in real relaxation. Incurable romantics can go on a panoramic boat trip along the Po River, nature lovers can take relaxing walks and the more adventurous can go kayaking, rafting, canyoning, hiking, trekking, mountain biking or hill walking in the Apennines.
Enthusiasts can practice every kind of sport in the Piacenza area, all year round. You can take part in fun snowshoe walks in the highest mountains of the Apennine, try Nordic walking and enjoy wonderful views or go to the Penice mountain pass to take advantage of the two ski slopes and the artificial snow machine. There are unexpected routes for mountain bike and trekking enthusiasts, as well as swimming pools, gyms and golf courses immersed in memorable landscapes.
For nature and animal lovers, we recommend exploring the Pinedo Oasis, the Isola Serafini Park and the Isola Giarola Park, uncontaminated areas lapped by the waters of the Po and populated with several species of flora and fauna. The Stirone Regional Park, where the rocks have been eroded by the small river flowing through it to create small canyons, and the Piacenzian Nature Reserve offer landscapes with ancient origins where you can see and study fossil layering of sedimentary rocks. There is also birdwatching for everyone in the Trebbia Regional Park.
A territory rich in water can always offer the chance to find both relaxation and adventure. Start off with a romantic boat trip on the Po River, then stop off at the picturesque beaches along the Trebbia River, immersed in the wonderful valley of the same name, and arrive at the beautiful Perino waterfall in Val Nure. Piacenza also boasts lakes with glacial origins, such as Lake Moo, Bino and Nero, which are easy to reach on foot with well-signposted paths. You can also go fishing on the Mignano and Molato dams.
Val Nure, Val Trebbia, Val d’Arda and Val Tidone: four must-see destinations immersed in the green Apennines, with different landscapes every season. Val Nure, with its beech woods and the Nero and Bue mountains, is much loved by hikers and trekking enthusiasts. The charming Val Trebbia is ideal if you are looking to enjoy the silence of nature. The Val d’Arda is bursting with natural beauty and offers a wide range of traditional food. The Val Tidone, on the other hand, is the popular destination for mountain bikers, walkers and horse riders.
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