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PERINO WATERFALLS

Loc. Calenzano
Description
Perino waterfalls offer a unique experience in an unspoilt environment. 
Perino stream from its source to Trebbia river, close by Perino village, is about 15 km long.
Its territory is characterised by an environment with cultivated lands but also wilder spots, with a very different - but incredibly interesting - scenery. In its middle course, Perino is particularly rough because its path suddenly changes from a quiet and slow flowing nature to a narrow gorge.

This is where the most suggestive part of the valley begins: the rock stratification presents a series of gaps that the torrent overcomes forming waterfalls, of which the tallest is 17 m high. Each waterfall is different and forms either small ponds or rapids.  
A path allows visitors to see the first five waterfalls. Along the path you can see Mulino di Riè, a typical country mill witnessing one of the ancient jobs in the area. A long time ago, Perino path was studded by mills, which blades worked thanks to the water that used to flow in special channels. 
Opening times
all year round. In Winter be careful, ice is slippery!
How to get there
42 km far from Piacenza. From Piacenza take SS 45 for 29 km to reach Perino village, drive in the main square and turn left, on Passo del Cerro road towards Bettola. Continue for 6.1 km and at the fork turn right following the signs for "Leggio - Calenzano - Verogna - Cascate Perino". Leave your car in Calenzano in the small park in front of the church. For those staying at Le Cascate agritourism it is possible to park at Calenzano Fondo. Continue on foot: Perino waterfalls are linked by a CAI path of average difficulty. 
Disabled access
not accessible
Last update
Thursday, 16 March 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone