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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”

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

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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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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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

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An internet start-up in Val Trebbia: why not?

Better Internet connections in Val Trebbia can offer a very profitable alternative for small businesses, start-ups, freelancers and service providers based in Italian cities and bigger towns.  Continue reading “An internet start-up in Val Trebbia: why not?”

English Version, Immagini/Gallery

Una poesia d’immagini/ A poetry of images

Si, e’ tutto vero! La Val Trebbia offre veramente panorami di questo tipo. Le immagini conenute in questo post sono state gentilmente condivise da Giacomo A. Turco. Vi invito a visitare il suo profilo su Panoramio per scoprire altre meravigliose immagini della Val Trebbia e altri siti in Italia e nel mondo. 

Yes, this is really Val Trebbia! The images published in this post were taken by Giacomo A. Turco who kindly agreed to share them on altavaltrebbia blog. If you can’t get enough of these beautiful pictures, visit Giacomo’s profile on Panoramio where you will find more shots of Val Trebbia as well as other locations all over the world.  Continue reading “Una poesia d’immagini/ A poetry of images”

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Expo Altavaltrebbia 2012: an unmissable event for next Summer

Since 2009 Expo Alta Val Trebbia has become an unmissable event of the summer season. Organised in the woods of Loco di Rovegno (location Giaia), the event takes place in July. We spoke to Stefano Parodi, one of the organisers, who in this post unveils the backstage of the Expo which, started as a grass roots event, is now attracting more than ten thousand visitors eager to discover the entrepreneurial spirit of Val Trebbia.  Continue reading “Expo Altavaltrebbia 2012: an unmissable event for next Summer”

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Ready, steady, go: Liguria 2012, an orienteering competition in Val Trebbia

A perfect background for the competition: one of Val Trebbia's many woods

From April 21st to the 24th, the villages of  Rovegno and Fontanarossa will welcome more than 500 athletes for the  Liguria 2012 orienteering competition.  We spoke to  Gianluca Carbone, one of the organisers, and Barbara Bologna, secretary of Sport in Val Trebbia, the organisation created by  Carlo Carenini, head of the tourism office of Rovegno. 

Continue reading “Ready, steady, go: Liguria 2012, an orienteering competition in Val Trebbia”

English Version, Vivere e lavorare in Alta Val Trebbia/ Live and work in Alta Val Trebbia

Into the wild: Sports in Open Space @Marsaglia

Gabriella Poggi is part of the staff of Sports in Open Space, the outdoor sports center based in Marsaglia. Kayak, rafting, canyoning and nomad camps are all part of the offer of this base camp located on the river banks of the Trebbia.  In this short interview  Gabriella explains how the project was born and what are the main challenges Val Trebbia must face these days.  Continue reading “Into the wild: Sports in Open Space @Marsaglia”

English Version, Immagini/Gallery

A valley for all seasons- pictures

Val Trebbia is a place to call home for many. Breathtaking landscapes have charmed visitors and locals for centuries. Here is a photo gallery of the most beautiful views you can find in the area in all seasons of the year.

Continue reading “A valley for all seasons- pictures”