A village in the Val Nure
Ferriere is located in the Val di Nure, a valley on the border between Piacenza, Parma and Genoa with the highest peaks in the area and a spectacular landscape that has been cherished since Roman times. In spring, the explosion of blossom transforms the landscape into a palette of colours, in autumn you can admire the foliage, and in winter you can practise snow sports.
The historic village features old stone houses and narrow alleyways leading to Piazza del Maglio, dominated by a monument to the many mines in the area. The Mining Museum tells the history of these mines. Don’t miss the church of San Giovanni Battista and the Castle of Gambaro, an ancient fortress built at an altitude of 800 metres, still inhabited by its owners.
Nearby are the Moo, Nero and Bino lakes, as well as ponds and marshes of glacial origin. The only mountain pines in Emilia-Romagna also grow in the area. From the peaks around Ferriere – Monte Bue, Monte Maggiorasca, Monte Ragola and Monte Zovallo – you can enjoy spectacular views.
A rich network of trails offers walks for all tastes, including family hikes, trekking, via ferrata climbs, horse riding, mountain biking and winter snowshoeing.