Pievepelago, situated on the banks of the Scoltenna mountain stream, in the Pelago valley, the green heart of that corner of the Modena Apennines which lies on the boundary with Tuscany, is surrounded by uncontaminated nature, enabling it to proudly offer a holiday in mountains which are gentle rather than striking, and which are just waiting to be discovered. The surrounding mountains, home to many of the characteristic lakes of the Apennines, offer a picturesque natural landscape. The “Lago Santo” (Holy Lake), standing at an altitude of 1501 metres and of glacial origin, is splendid in all seasons. From here, there are many scenic itineraries along signposted paths leading to the summit of Mount Giovo (1991 metres) and Mount Rondinaio (1964 metres), or the other charming lakes of the area: Baccio, Turchino, Piatto and Nero. Walking through chestnut, beech and evergreen woods, you are at one with the rhythm and pace of the mountains, so very different to the frenetic pace we are subjected to daily; hiking and trekking enthusiasts, making their way along trails and mule tracks, can discover first-hand the sights and wonders of a forest of great ecological interest. Itineraries also include ancient churches, farmhouses and evidence of local history, with perhaps a stop at a mountain refuge or trattoria to taste local products such as wild mushrooms and trout. Pievepelago is an important destination for summer sports, with a wide range of facilities for football, tennis and various other sports, including a very good swimming pool and indoor sports centres. It is home to one of the main children’s federal tennis centres of the Italian National Tennis Federation (FIT), as well as to other courses and camps for junior football and other sports. In the past, the snow which fell in the winter on these mountains brought isolation, with life coming to a standstill until the arrival of spring; not so nowadays, with the mountains coming to life as a winter sports destination, for lovers of Alpine and cross-country skiing, and ever-more popular off-piste skiing, through enchanting woods off the beaten track.
Altitude: from 701 to 1991 mt
Km from Modena: 80 Km