Travel Guide to Alta Val Trebbia

We’ve been there before…

You found some amazing pictures of Alta Val Trebbia on Instagram by chance and ever since that moment you heard a strange voice in your head calling you to visit those wonderful, unspoilt landscapes in person at the first occasion.

You have done some research but struggled to find coherent (and above all intelligible) information in English online. The most obvious thing to do would be giving up and choose a more accessible destination instead, but the voice inside your head won’t have any of it.

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To help all of you brave travelers out there visit the most beautiful valley in the world, we put together some practical tips as a sort of basic “Travel Guide to Alta Val Trebbia” to navigate through transport information, accommodation choices, activities and tours and other useful facts you may need to plan your journey.

Here is what you will find in the next weeks on this site as part of the travel guide series of posts:

  1. Across Alta Val Trebbia with public transport (yes, you can!)
  2. How to find accommodation with English speaking hosts
  3. Outdoor Activities for Active Holidays
  4. Slow Itineraries across Alta Val Trebbia
  5. Eateries, ATMs, medical assistance and shops

We hope you will find these guidelines useful and that you will visit the fabulous villages of Alta Val Trebbia in the future, enjoying and respecting the landscapes and local population you will meet along the way.

Feel free to leave a comment to suggest more places or to ask for more information, or reach us via e-mail at altavaltrebbia@gmail.com.

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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

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

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