Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna


Dante's valley and waterfall

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Geology 
  • Duration: 4 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Length: 4.5 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 250m
  • Recommended Period: from April to June, from September to November

Acquacheta, which became famous for the spectacular waterfall mentioned by Dante, is a very interesting valley for hikers. The Nature Trail reveals fragments of natural history: from the origin of the rocks to the formation and evolution of the waterfall, to the stream and the dominating vegetation. In this valley, the mountain features, the woods, and the waters convey a feeling of magnificence and immutability. But, following the trail and observing the features of the area, we discover that it is an illusion. The rocks we can see among woods and meadows, the sometimes strange and unintelligible shapes of the territory can tell the events that have generated the valley.
Therefore, the Valley is a place rich in a natural history which is worth to discover, and the brochure would like to help. The Nature Trail leaves from San Benedetto in Alpe and reaches Acquacheta waterfall and Piana dei Romiti. For the return journey, follow the same trail.
For a better interpretation of the natural features of the territory, you will find some observation points along the way.


  1. An alder wood
  2. The diversity of the slopes
  3. A characteristic geological formation of Romagna
  4. Shrubs: the forefront of the wood
  5. The sub-mountain vegetation
  6. The torrent
  7. The mountain vegetation
  8. Acquacheta waterfall
  9. A strange phenomenon
  10. Piana dei Romiti

Acquacheta waterfall
Acquacheta waterfall

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