A 70-metre plunge into stunning emerald waters
The Acquacheta Waterfall is an enchanting site located in the province of Forlì-Cesena. It is part of the Casentinesi Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park. This magnificent flow of water, mentioned by Dante in the 16th canto of the Divine Comedy, boasts a 70-metre drop that makes its way from the Piana dei Mulini to the village of San Benedetto in Alpe, offering spectacular views of a natural environment of great beauty.
Its history is rooted in ancient times, when the Acquacheta Waterfall was an important landmark for local communities. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and an ideal destination for anyone who loves nature, trekking and hiking. The surrounding area is full of nature trails and hiking paths that wind through the forests.
You can retrace Dante’s footsteps to see the waterfall for yourself by following a 4.5-kilometre route that starts from the beautiful village of San Benedetto in Alpe. Don’t forget to admire its famous Romanesque church and the ancient ruins of a Benedictine monastery. Along the way, you will come across the Ca’ del Rospo bivouac, an old shelter used to store tools, and the Molino dei Romiti mill, where Dante almost certainly stayed.