The Tomarlo Pass is one of the highest passes of the whole Northern Appennines.
The pass is high 1485 m sea-level and it reaches even 1520 m in the linking point with the Zovallo Pass. It takes its name from the mount which rises south whereas north stands the Monte Maggiorasca with the fortification of the Monte Picchetto. The Tomarlo Pass links the Ceno valley with the Val d’Aveto and it connects the province of Parma, Genova and Piacenza through the near Zovallo Pass. In winter the pass is often closed for a few days in order to be cleared from the snow. In fact this area is subject to copious snowfalls.
During the 2008-2009 winter season, snow sides reached even 3 metres high.
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This pass is worth being mentioned from the tourist point of view not only for its strategic position that makes it a passing destination especially for weekend motorcyclists, but also thanks to the many accessible green areas along the road which make vistors enjoy a wonderful sightseeing and breath fresh air.