Cooperativa I Briganti di Cerreto

  • Ecovillage
Via Circonvallazione - Cerreto Alpi - 42037 Collagna - Reggio-Emilia - Italy

An old mill on the banks of the river Secchia is waiting for an unusual stay in the heart of the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines near the ancient village of Cerreto Alpi. Recently renovated, the accommodation is comfortable and nice, but still rich rural history: has remained intact, in fact, the charm of a place that preserves the history and culture of the Apennines, where the mill was crucial to the survival of communities; Valley. Nestled in a clearing of a chestnut grove, the Mill is a welcoming and suitable to spend days together with outdoor barbecues, cheered by the sound of running water. Tables, benches and barbecue are available to guests. The structure is inserted in the circuit of community tourism and is a starting point for hiking trails. Il Mulino is an ideal place for families, seniors, young people and children will be able to find an ideal place for rest, but also for fun in every season. The accommodation presents some possible dangers for very young children, under the age of two years. The mill has: Sleeps: 8/9 Bathroom interior Bathroom outside Kitchen equipped Large dining area outside with tables, benches, barbecue available all year by appointment Short distance from the village, easy access to a supermarket are allowed pets Activities vary from season to season! The mill is in fact located in the ski and hiking area of ​​Cerreto Laghi / Cerreto Alps that is ideal for all outdoor activities. Here are some examples of activities that you can achieve, without using the car: Starting point of the path called Pops Secchia, one of the most beautiful and wild Apennines, where the waters have eroded over the millennia, layers of sandstone, originating a picturesque canyon with waterfalls, rapids and deep pools girts Hiking, horseback or mountain bike trails in the Park of the Apennines, to be organized by appointment. Explore the network of footpaths and routes suggested by the Park near the Mill. Snowshoeing in the winter. Paths allow you to reach the tops of the highest mountains of the central-northern as L'Alpe Succiso-Casarola, the Nude, the Cavalbianco and Ventasso that form the backdrop to the village of Cerreto Alpi. There is also a system forest roads that will take you to neighboring countries and shelters Apennines. Chestnut harvest and other activities related to this precious fruit of the forest, once the main nutritional food of the people of the Apennines, under the proposals of the Tourism Community. Canyoning / Canyoning on Secchia Sport fishing in the waters of the Secchia just 20 meters from the Mill and the mouth of the horrible pops Secchia, the "sanctuary" of lovers of Mediterranean Fario trout, native Apennine All program can be illustrated carried out in the day, however it is possible to realize programs of several days by combining the individual daily programs, with possibility to create custom packages. The performance takes place in or around the ancient village of Cerreto Alpi. Recommended period: All year round - Duration: One to several days Accommodation: hostel in self-management in the village of Cerreto Alpi, in bedrooms Multiple private facilities for students (or groups) and double rooms with private facilities for teachers (or companions). Ability to: room only, half board or full board. We organize mountain biking, walking and riding on the trails of the National Park of the Tuscan Emiliano. Daily activities: from 20.00 Euro (includes: Lunch in hotel, entrance fees, tour leader, course materials, insurance) Three days all inclusive from 99.00 Euros The Mill and the Chestnut Visit the chestnut harvest chestnuts (in autumn) Visit a "metato." (traditional structure of dryer for chestnuts) Visit the old water mill of Cerreto Alps to see the grinding of dried chestnuts, from which is derived the flour Using the red flour in the kitchen. Riverside bucket, just below the ancient village of Cerreto Alpi find the ancient water mill still in operation, will be able to see the grinding of chestnuts, ancient fruit that from time immemorial the inhabitants of Cerreto Alpi worked creating a story fascinating and instructive. Visit a metato, ancient structure used to dry chestnuts, you will collect the chestnuts (autumn) and savor the taste (pancakes, chestnut) and helped prepare the products.

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12,00 €
24,00 €


  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater


  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Garden
  • Horse riding
  • Covid-19 Safety measures


  • Families
  • Adventure & Sleeping bag
  • Mountain
  • Natural Park
  • Ski Holidays

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