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See you on Instagram!

Dear friends of altavaltrebbiablog, after a few years of silence, we are back!

Now more than ever we want to encourage travellers around the world to come discover our little corner of paradise.

That’s why you now find us on Instagram, where you will be able to see lots of lovely pictures and learn some useful facts to plan your next Alta Val Trebbia trip.

We look forward to seeing you in the valley soon and we hope you will experience it, love it and respect its pristine beauty.

Thanks for following the blog, and you can still reach us at altavaltrebbia@gmail.com.

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Un’immagine navigabile per sentirsi già al Trebbia

Non vedete l’ora di scappare dalla canicola urbana e tuffarvi nelle verdi acque del fiume più bello del mondo? Con questa foto interattiva creata da Michele Merlini, potrete godervi una preview che vi farà sentire subito meglio. 

Continue reading “Un’immagine navigabile per sentirsi già al Trebbia”

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Meet the Trebbia River – navigate a specific spot with the interactive Map

If you can’t escape the heat but your mind is dreaming of cool green waters, navigate this cool map created by Alta Val Trebbia’s firiend Michele Merlini. Continue reading “Meet the Trebbia River – navigate a specific spot with the interactive Map”

Ispirazioni dal mondo/ Sources of inspiration from all around the world

Un’estate di eventi in Val Trebbia? Ora tocca a te!

L’estate è senza dubbio una delle stagioni migliori per scoprire al meglio la Val Trebbia, e certamente la stagione che porta il maggiore afflusso di visitatori nei paesi della valle. Tuttavia, capita spesso di notare come il programma di eventi estivi sia spesso ripetitivo e inadeguato, soprattutto nelle località minori e più remote. Grazie a internet, oggi è possibile organizzare eventi a costo zero usando piattaforme come Meetup. Pronti a organizzare il vostro primo evento estivo in Val Trebbia? Continue reading “Un’estate di eventi in Val Trebbia? Ora tocca a te!”

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A summer of events in Val Trebbia? Start your own now!

Summer is surely one of the best seasons to discover Val Trebbia at its best. Although visitors come to the valley attracted by its unspoilt nature and relaxing surroundings, the local entertainment program organised by smaller villages is not as varied as it could be. If you care for Val Trebbia and want to help others discover its beauty and stories, here is an idea of how to do it. Continue reading “A summer of events in Val Trebbia? Start your own now!”

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New Old Pic of Beautiful River Trebbia

Dear friends of Altavaltrebbia,

a very long time has passed since the last post on altavaltrebbiablog. For many reasons I was not able to take care of the blog, and lots has changed since the last time I wrote.

The “most beautiful valley in the world” is always on my mind, and more than ever I would love as many new visitors to come and share its stories.

I am publishing a few new old pictures of the Trebbia, which in my mind is THE iconic river, hoping they will inspire you to come and swim in its turquoise waters next summer.

These pictures were taken in summer 2012, along the Statale 45 between the villages of Ottone and Rovegno (location Rocca dei Corvi and bridge to Fontanarossa).

Knowing the unspoilt nature of Val Trebbia, I trust everything has stayed very much the same.

Come and explore one of the Italy’s last pieces of paradise next summer!

 

P ictures: copyright of Claudia Costa

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Altavaltrebbiablog: 2013 in review

Read the 2013 annual report for this blog and find out where Val Trebbia lovers come from, what they liked most about the blog and what they said.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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The best places to swim in the Trebbia

While driving along statale 45 from Genoa to Piacenza last weekend, I was very surprised to notice the high number of visitors having a swim or sunbathing on the banks of river Trebbia. It’s not August yet, the month that normally welcomes the most visitors, but the river has already become a favourite weekend destination!

Although river Trebbia is well known, perhaps not everybody is aware that its wildest part is the section of the river running after Bobbio towards Genoa. Amazing hidden corners and little lakes are a proper feature of the river in Alta Val Trebbia and offer views that rival the beaches of Croatia, Cote d’Azur and other “exotic” holiday resorts.

This post offers an overview of the best spots to swim and relax on the river. Geographical coordinates are also included and all pictures are taken from Panoramio and Google Earth.

Have a nice time on river Trebbia!

Coordinates: 44°44’44.59″ N   9°23’14.91″ E

Coordinates: 44°44’39.07″ N   9°23’15.29″ E

Coordinates: 44°44’39.07″ N   9°23’15.29″ E

Coordinates: 44°44’14.52″ N   9°22’48.34″ E

Coordinates: 44°43’24.18″ N   9°23’01.27″ E

Coordinates: 44°42’08.46″ N   9°22’41.59″ E

Coordinates: 44°41’16.31″ N   9°18’25.74″ E

I could not find many pictures of the river between  Marsaglia and Rovegno and I would be very thankful if you could share some with me and the Alta Val Trebbia blog’s followers.

Shall you have some, don’t hesitate to contact altavaltrebbia@gmail.com!

Featured image courtesy of Foter

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I migliori angoli del Trebbia

Percorrendo la statale 45 da Genova a Piacenza questo fine settimana sono stata piacevolmente sorpresa dal numero di visitatori presenti lungo il fiume Trebbia. Siamo appena a Luglio e già il fiume attrae visitatori come nel pieno di Agosto!

Forse non tutti sanno però che ben dopo Bobbio, e quindi più all’interno dell’Alta Valle, il fiume offre paesaggi e meandri spettacolari da fare invidia alle spiagge della Croazia, Costa Azzurra e altre mete “esotiche”.

Questo post offre una panoramica corredata da fotografie (caricate da vari utenti su Panoramio) e coordinate tratte da Google Earth dei migliori punti in cui tuffarsi nelle acque turchesi del fiume più pulito d’Italia.

Buone vacanze!

Coordinate: 44°44’44.59″ N   9°23’14.91″ E

Coordinate: 44°44’39.07″ N   9°23’15.29″ E

Coordinate: 44°44’39.07″ N   9°23’15.29″ E

Coordinate: 44°44’14.52″ N   9°22’48.34″ E

Coordinate: 44°43’24.18″ N   9°23’01.27″ E

Coordinate: 44°42’08.46″ N   9°22’41.59″ E

Coordinate: 44°41’16.31″ N   9°18’25.74″ E

Sfortunatamente non sono riuscita a trovare foto del tratto del fiume tra Marsaglia e Rovegno, che nasconde angoli davvero interessanti.

Se qualcuno di voi passa per la valle e vuole condividere qualche scatto non esitate a contattare altavaltrebbia@gmail.com!

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See you very, very soon Alta Val Trebbia!

Altavaltrebbia blog is coming home!

Due to unforeseen events, the blog will be in Val Trebbia for a while as of the first week of July.

It’s the perfect occasion to meet everybody who contributed to the blog so far and anybody who might want to contribute in the future.

 

Drop us a line via email or get in touch via Twitter and let’s forget about Internet communication and go back to good old face-to-face conversation for once!

If you have a story to tell, a project to promote, an event or audio-visual material to share, this is the occasion to meet up and talk about it!

See you very, very soon Val Trebbia!

Images courtesy of frank@piaseinza.com and Foter