SURROUNDINGS

The territory surrounding L’Arca di Noè offers a great deal of activities for nature and history enthusiasts.

Polinago – 11 Km

(Polinago vista aerea, dal sito del Comune di Polinago)

Ponte Ercole (Wikipedia) or Ponte del Diavolo which is the name of a natural monolith 33 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high, which joins a valley that borders three municipalities, Pavullo, Lama Mocogno and Polinago. This place, where pagan rituals were once celebrated, has probably contributed to generating the many legends about this splendid natural monument.
For lovers of horse riding, contact the Group Attacchi VDA.
Further information on the Municipality website, on the Pro Loco and on the  Youtube Pro Loco.

 

 

Prignano sulla Secchia – 11 Km
Immersed in nature, Prignano offers many historic places to visit, such as numerous churches and oratories and several memorial sites. For lovers of horse riding, visit the Arca Trek Equestrian Center.
Further information on the Municipality website.

 

Brandola – 13 Km

(Bagni di Brandola – source, from the site of the Municipality of Polinago)

The Castle of Brandola  can be reached along a steep road surrounded by a forest of chestnut trees, – which is also part of a wider trekking itinerary, and crossing the arch will lead to the village which is surrounded by walls.
The Bagni di Brandola are an ancient source of sulfurous water easily reachable from the castle along a suggestive path in the middle of nature. For centuries the spring water was considered curative and miraculous, so that it was bottled and sold.

Further information on the website of the  
Municipality of Polinago

 

Lama Mocogno – 19 Km
Surrounded by nature it offers attractions, both, in the winter for skiing, and in the summer with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, bocce and tumbling, motocross and go-kart tracks and two ponds equipped for sport fishing and of course, the possibility of walking along an easy urban trail through the woods in the cool shade of the trees.
For the adventurous children there is an Adventure Park.
For the adventurous children there is an  
“Le Piscine”.
Further information on the  Municipality website

 

Pavullo nel Frignano – 21 Km
Among the beauties to admire in the village are the towers of Gaiato and Lavacchio with murals on the facades of the houses, the church of San Giovanni Battista di Renno (VIII-IX century), the Palazzo Ducale and the Church of San Vincenzo in the Parish of Monteobizzo.

For those who want to cool off on summer days there is the beautiful outdoor communal pool surrounded by greenery and a pine forest. Further information on the Municipality website.

 

 

Monchio di Palagano – 21 Km
History, nature and educational paths to  the Provincial Park of the Santa Giulia Resistance.

Further information on the website of  Municipality of Palagano.

Coscogno – 22 Km

(Church of Coscogno, photo by Mauro Terzi)

Coscogno is home to a seventeenth century parish church, built on a previous sixth-seventh century parish church of which the portal can still be admired.

Further information on the website of the Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignano.

 

Maranello – 24 Km
Since 1943 Maranello has been the headquarters of the Ferrari factory, the prestigious car company founded by Enzo Ferrari and home the Ferrari Museum.
More information on
Museo Ferrari.
More information on
Maranello.it.

 

Olina – 25 Km

(Church of Olina, photo by Mauro Terzi)

Particularly interesting is this Church, a perfect example of “17th century Apennines” according to the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities as well as the bridge built in 1522, which crosses the Scoltenna stream.
Further information on the website of the Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignanoito del Comune di Pavullo nel Frignano

 

Montecuccolo – 25 Km

(Castle of Montecuccolo, photo by Stefano Torreggiani)

The Castle of Montecuccolo, built between 1019 and 1027 and the adjoining medieval village with the church of San Lorenzo, built in 1577. Restored in May 2009, it was reopened to the public on February 13th  2013.
The castle of Montecuccolo hosts the Montecuccolo Museum Center (CEM), which includes the Frignano Naturalistic Museum “Ferruccio Minghelli” and the “Gino Covili” art collection.
Further information on the website of the Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignano.

 

 

Sassoguidano – 27 Km

(Church of San Paolo in Sassoguidano, photo by Mauro Terzi)

Here you can visit the church dedicated to the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, or enjoy the nature of the Sassoguidano Regional Reserve.
Further information on the website of the Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignano and on the website of the Parks of Central Emilia.

 

Fiorano Modenese – 27 Km

(Court of the Castle of Spezzano, photo of the Municipality of Fiorano Modenese)

Places of interest are, the sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Castle, the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist and the church of San Giovanni where the tomb of the Italian patriot Ciro Menotti is kept, as well as the villas Coccapani, Guastalla, Cuoghi, Messori, Pace and Campori.
The castle of Spezzano houses the municipal vinegar museum and the ceramics museum  and the added Ethnic Museum with educational activities dedicated to schools and families.
Fiorano is also the motor city and hosts the Ferrari Track, the Gilles Villeneuve Pilot Monument and the Jody Scheckter Mini Autodrome for model cars.
For hot summer days there is an outdoor communal swimming pool.
Nature lovers will appreciate the Salse di Nirano Nature Reserve which also has a Facebook page. It is a place particularly suitable for those who travel with children like a visit to the Castle of Spezzano. Also therefore you’ll find a Facebook page.
Further information on the website of the Municipality of Fiorano Modenese.