The origins of Poretta Terme formerly called “Bagni della Porretta” date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, when the first inns and houses were built around the mineral water springs.
Porretta Terme is situated in the upper valley of the Reno river at an altitude of 349 metres above sea level, surrounded by green hills with an abundance of luxuriant vegetation. The impressive Apennines Mountains make the region a popular choice for mountain biking, trekking and skiing.
Visit the modern Spa Centre which is accessible from our hotel, famous for its underground natural mineral water springs. A perfect experience for both beauty and well-being. Explore the beautiful stone mountain villages, churches and sanctuaries located in the regional national parks of “Corno alle Scale” and “Laghi Brasimone e Suviana”. Visit the town’s water mills and museums or take a walk along our local 300 km trail of enchanted woodland. Then relax and taste the fabulous traditional recipes that our restaurant offers, where chestnuts, mushrooms and truffles are our speciality. Porretta Terme is a close neighbour to the two unforgettable cities of culture, Florence and Bologna.
It is said that Porretta Terme is The Heart of “High Reno Valley”. Guests will find all they need to relax and have a great time, breathing pure air, wandering the around the shops, perhaps drinking a glass of wine in a bar or restaurant, watching a movie at the local cinema or heading for the Olympic swimming pool and sports centre to keep in shape. Take a photograph of our new town square and explore the old narrow streets of via Falcone, via Ranuzzi and via Borgolungo heading for the beautiful Santa Maddalena Church.
Nearby is the town of Capugnano, where inventor of radio Guglielmo Marconi was born. Visit the San Michele Church , full of character , its imperfect walls were built intentionally. A typical example of local architecture. Continuing your way to Castelluccio, visit the“LabORantes” museum , or for a unique experience visit the beech tree path to the mystic Madonna del Faggio where it is said that the Virgin Mary once appeared. Immerse yourself in nature at the marvellous “Corno alle Scale” park or Dardagna falls. Visit Scaffaiolo lake, or the Madonna dell’Acero sanctuary. Monteacuto, Poggiolforato and the museum of Apennines cultureEthnographic are also places to visit in the region.
The Regional Parks of “Due laghi Brasimone” and in particular “Suviana” are a great place to rest after a long trek around the area. For a cultural experience, visit Riola to see the modern church of famous architect Alvar Aalto, or visit the castle “Rocchetta Mattei” and medieval village La Scola. Explore the natural park of Montovolo you can visit the Oratorio di S.Caterina and Santuario di Montovolo.
Don’t forget to visit the Historic Parck of Montesole, the Etruscan museum in Marzabotto, go ahead to Pontecchio and visit il Guglielmo Marconi museum.
On the way to Pistoia you can find the village of Sambuca Pistoiese and the park of Acquerino.
See green mountains, and find fresh water in the uncontaminated habitat of our natural parks. Festivals, culture and old tradition are waiting to be discovered by our guests. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Porretta Terme.
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