LANDSCAPES / WATER / ACQUACHETA FALLS 
HOMEPAGE | USERS | CONTACTS |  MAP OF THE AREA | PUBLICATIONS | WEATHER | RECOMMENDED LINKS
ACQUACHETA FALLS
Municipality: Portico and San Benedetto

The crystal clear water of the river spurts out among the rocks gushing over large steps creating a 90 m waterfall.  The waterfall surrounded by a forest of oak trees, chestnut trees, beech trees and evergreens is famous thanks to Dante Alighieri who stayed for a while in this area.  The Great Poet was so surprised by the sound of the water of the Acquacheta falls that he compared it to the infernal falls of the river Phlegeton that separates the seventh and eighth circle of the Inferno: "E'en as the river, that first holds its course/ Unmingled from the Mount of Vesulo,/ On the left side of Apennine, toward/ The east, which Acquacheta higher up/ They call, ere it descend into the vale,/ At Forlì, by that name no longer known,/ Rebellows o'er Saint Benedict, roll'd on/ From the Alpine summit down a precipice,/ Where space enough to lodge a thousand/ spreads;/ Thus downward from a craggy steep we found/ That this dark wave resounded, roaring loud,/ So that the ear its clamour soon had stunn'd" (Inferno, C XVI, 94 - 105).

HOW TO GET HERE
The path that goes to the waterfall starts in San Benedetto in Alpe, near the bridge on the Acqua Cheta ditch.  Follow the easy path along the river for about two hours, surrounded by the luxuriant nature of the Casentino, Mount Falterona and Campigna Forests National Park.
FOR INFORMATION
Visitors Centre of the Casentino, Mount Falterona and Campigna Forests National Park
Viale Acquacheta, 6 - San Benedetto in Alpe
t e f + 039 0543/965286
cv.sanbenedetto@parcoforestecasentinesi.it - www.parcoforestecasentinesi.it
NOTES
Beyond the waterfall there is the Romiti plateau, one of the most suggestive places in the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines.  Here there once was the hermitage of the Abbey of San Benedetto, founded by S. Romualdo in 986.
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Useful and updated information and news.
Informazioni Istituzionali
TRAVEL OFFERS
Offers for your holidays by the following tourist associations: Cities of Art, Adriatic Coast, Apennines and nature and Thermal Resorts.
HOW TO GET HERE
Main access routes, directions in static and flash versions.
Vai alla mappa
DISCOVER THE AREA
Live every day following your last-minute desires: food and traditions, sport and wellness, art and culture, fairs and conferences.

HOMEPAGE | CREDITS | CONTACTS | SITE MAP
w3c wai link w3c css w3c html