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Eco-experiences

Everything you can imagine, has already been created by nature

(Albert Einstein)

The ecotourism is not only a recent “new age” trend but a downright view of life for tourism operators as well as for tourists themselves.

The ecological tourism acts in the respect of nature and of local traditions.

Starting from these assumptions, many accommodation facilities of the Taro Valley offer the unmissable occasion of experiencing what could be defined as an “eco-life style”.

To free themselves from every day comforts in order to experience a strong relation with nature, a journey to discover the local genuine food products and traditions: all this is what the Taro Valley can offer thanks to its hospitality and to its almost untouched and slow landscape.

In these places you can relax and spend you freetime plunged into the silence of woods, the magic of mountain sightseeings and the incredible taste of ancient traditional dishes.

InValtaro.it wants to suggest some of the most meaningful ecotourism experiences of the area:

  • Cycling the Taro Valley: two-wheel itineraries
  • The Bridle way: following our ancestors’ path
  • Teaching farms
  • Camping in the Taro Valley
  • Natural parks: outdoor museums
  • Villages of the Taro Valley: a green bit between history and nature
  • Sports and amusements into the green
  • Itineraries of taste
  • Discovering medieval towns

 

 

 

Hotel Da Ruggeri

Via Castello Di Gotra
Albareto (PR)
Tel: 0525 99 795 – 320 06 52 896
Web: www.albergoruggeri.it

The hotel has got 5 single and 7 double rooms, each of them having a private bathroom and a telephone.
On request we can also provide an additional bed.
We also accept small-sized pets.
There is a TV room on the ground floor and the bedrooms are at the 1st and 2nd floor.
Our capacity is approximately 20 guests.
We do not have any lift.
Reliable valuables safe-keeping and private parking for guests.
We speak perfect English.

Agriturismo “A Fondega”

Loc.Cerosa, 12
43059 Santa Maria Del Taro – Tornolo
Tel: 0525 80204
Fax: 0525 80204
Web: www.agriturismoafondega.it

The Agriturismo “A Fondega” is composed by eight rustic furnished cosy rooms.

Each room represents a different type of flower and it is a double room with an additional small bed for families. Rooms all have a TV sat and a private bathroom.

The furniture, the floor in terracotta tiles and the thick walls make the environment homely and fresh even during the hottest months of the year.

Facilities:

* Restaurant available by reservation

* Breakfast

* Daily room service

* Tourist information about local attractions and itineraries

* Disabled access

* Heating system

* Children playing areas

* Typical products

The agritourism, thanks to its comfortable and homely rooms, its typical plain cuisine and courtesy will make your holiday special and unforgettable.

Unmissable events

In summer, the Taro Valley offers a wide range of interesting events starting from village festivals, to food fairs, to sports and cultural events.

In fall the real protagonists are local food products like the well-known Porcino mushroom, chestnuts and over the last few years even chocolate has become an attraction for local festivals.

In winter and particularly during the Christmas time, local villages are often crowded because of their picturesque Christmas street markets. A downright attraction is also Carnival with its parades and events in local clubs.

On the arrival of spring not only the Rally of the Taro Valley but many other events forecast the arrival of summer.

Hereafter some events which yearly take place in the villages of the Taro Valley:

ALBARETO

June: traditional Saint John’s tortellata in Boschetto

August: Pyjamas party

15th August: Assumption’s Day Celebrations

September: Porcino mushroom fair

BEDONIA

Shrove Tuesday: Carnival parade along the village streets

April: Rally of the Taro Valley

June: Marathon race of the High Taro Valley

Motorcycle rally in memory of Enrico Lusardi

2nd weekend of July: Saint Mark’s Virgin Celebrations

August: Trote fest

Regional final selection of Miss Italia

October: Autunnando di Valle in Valle

November: Cioccolataro

BERCETO

16th August: Saint Roch fair

29th August: Madonna della Guardia

11th September: Our Lady of Graces

BORGO VAL DI TARO

Carnival events: Carnival float parade along the streets

February: Festa degli Amor e degli Amori

May: Prugnolo mushroom festival

WWF Ghirardi Oasis’ Day

September: Porcino mushroom fair

October: Chestnut fair

COMPIANO

July: Our Lady of  the Taro river

August: Street artists’ Festival

Mid-August concert

16th August: Saint Roch fest

September: Saint Terenziano’s fair

PEN Club Literary contest

FORNOVO

July-August: “Fornovo in fiera”

SOLIGNANO

TERENZO

TORNOLO

VALMOZZOLA