A 32-metre-high waterfall in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines
The Alferello Waterfall, or Cascata delle Trote (trout waterfall), cascades down the rocks of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. The Alferello stream flows through the village of Alfero and just outside the town centre is this spectacular 32-metre-high waterfall.
Crossing an area of ravines, the stream has eroded the land, creating the beautiful waterfall ending in a wide, shallow pool and a series of subsequent pools. On hot days, you can dive into the deepest, called “il pozzo” (the well) for a refreshing swim.
Around the waterfall, the smooth amphitheatre-shaped rock, forest and clear water sparkling in the sun create a fairy-tale atmosphere. The route there is surrounded by greenery and accessible to everyone. It is a 20-minute walk from the centre of Alfero.
You can spend the day by the river, swimming in the pools and picnicking on the bank, and at sunset stroll through the historic centre of Alfero. Near the church of Sant’Andrea you will see the Medici coat of arms in stone on one side and the keys of Saint Peter on the other, marking the ancient border between the Papal State and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.