Pietra di Bismantova

Great place for mountaineering and sports climbing

On foot         Great Interest: Panorama Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: Piazzale Dante (881m)
  • Duration: 2 hour/s 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: T+ - Tourist (level)+
  • Difference in height: 280m
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,046m
  • Recommended Period: from March to November
  • Localities Crossed: Piazzale Dante - Pietra di Bismantova - Campo Pianelli - Piazzale Dante
  • Comuni: Castelnovo ne' Monti (RE)

Zona del Parco: Zone G - Bismantova, Triassic Gypsum Formations, and Mt. Ventasso

A real natural monument, a sacred symbol known by man from Prehistory, mentioned in Divina Commedia, used like natural defense from various people and factions, Pietra di Bismàntova is now an ideal destination for mountaineering and sports climbing. It is now part of the territory of Appennino tosco-emiliano National Park. It offers wonderful landscapes also to hikers, and it is recommended to visit it in different seasons.

Stops: restaurant "Rifugio della Pietra" Tel. +39 0522 613222, rural hotel-restaurant "Foresteria S. Benedetto" Tel. +39 0522 611752

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Pietra from Piazzale Dante
Pietra di Bismantova guest house
Pietra di Bismantova from the east
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