Appenninia Civago

Appenninia Civago

Reggio Emilia Apennines, Appenninia Civago

The Appenninia ski resort is on the northern side of Mount Giovarello, in the Dolo Valley, on the road to the Radici Pass, near the village of Civago, "a picturesque village in a beautiful basin surrounded by woods”; a traditional tourist resort which has become the starting point of walks and hikes in the Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco Emiliano. The resort is near the hamlet Ca' dl'Abat (Abbots house) at 1125 m asl; built in 1967 it is small sized and eco-friendly: there is a 'baby' tow and two ski lifts that go up to 1650 m asl; the runs unfold along the northern side through beech woods and mountain pastures with a splendid view over neighbouring valleys, from Mount Cusna, to Pietra di Bismantova and Mount Cimone. Over the last few years this resort, unique example in the province (and probably in the region) has been managed directly by the Sci Club Lupi which holds the majority of shares in the Consorzio di Valorizzazione di Civago, owner of the lift systems. The characteristics of the runs and the particular management make this resort ideal for sports groups and for all ski lovers who prefer to avoid the “waiting time” of modern but busy lift systems of famous ski resorts.

Ski lifts and runs:


-2 Ski lifts (Appenninia and Giovarello)

-1 tow lift (Stella)

-Transport: 1700 people/hour

1 Appenninia ski lift/t-bar
2 Giovarello ski lift/t-bar
3 Stella (manovia) magic carpet


-Lamarella 1 and 2 difficulty: difficult

-Capannone and Bernarda difficulty: medium

-Fontanelle and Calda difficulty: easy

1 Lamarella 1 difficult
2 Lamarella 2 difficult
3 Capannone medium
4 Bernarda medium
5 Fontanelle easy
6 Calda easy

How to get here:

Appenninia ski resort is 2.5 km from Civago, in the municipality of Villaminozzo, on the border of the province of Reggio Emilia with Modena and Lucca.  It is accessible from both sides of the Apennines:  there is the S.P.n. 9 road from Felina di Castelnovo ne'Monti (RE), or the S.P.n. 96 road from Piandelagotti (Mo) which leads to the S.S.n. 486 road to the Passo delle Radici or the S.S.n.324 road from Castelnovo Garfagnana (LU).

The nearest motorway exits are Reggio Emilia and Modena Nord on the A1 motorway: from Reggio, take the S.S. n. 63 road to Felina di Castelnovo ne' Monti, then the S.P.n. 9 to Villaminozzo Civago (78 km, 1h 30 m); from Modena Nord, take the S.S.n. 486 road to Passo delle Radici, until Cerredolo, then take the S.P.n. 19 Fondosecchia up to Gatta and join the S.P. n. 9 road to Villaminozzo Civago (90 km, time 1h 50 m).

The nearest railway station is Reggio Emilia; there is a bus service that goes to Civago.


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