When I was forced to stay at home in Italy because of Covid-19, a dive into nature was everything I wanted to do.
So, I decided to write about some of the most stunning waterfalls you can see in Italy starting from the highest one.
Cascate dello stroppia
Stroppia waterfall is the highest waterfall you’ll find in Italy. It’s located in Piedmont, in the north of Italy, and it falls 500 meters.
The best period to see this stunning waterfall is spring, since it acquires a lot of water from snow melting.
To get the best view of Cascate dello stroppia, you start from the parking area in Chiappera, Campo base, at 1650 meters.
There, you can take different trails. If you just want to have a look at Stroppia waterfall, follow the sign named “Cascate Stroppia”. It will take you 20 minutes, more or less, to get to destination. If you like to walk, you can keep going and get to Rifugio di Stroppia. It will take you 70 minutes, more or less.
Cascate del serio
These waterfalls are located in Lombardy, in the north of Italy and are composed of three sections that fall 315 meters.
Unfortunately, you can’t see these stunning waterfalls whenever you want. Indeed, since they’re part of a dam, local authorities release water only 5 times a year, usually once a month from June to October.
Be sure to check Valseriana website to know when you can see Cascate del Serio.
In 2017 Cascate del Serio were used as location of the movie Chiamami col tuo nome – Call me by your name – by Luca Guadagnino.
Cascate delle Marmore
If you want to see stunning waterfalls in Italy, Cascata delle Marmore is a must-to-see. It’s probably the most famous Italian waterfall.
It’s located in Umbria, central Italy. It falls 1650 meters. The peculiar thing about this Italian waterfall is that it was first created by ancient romans to divert stagnant waters near Rieti.
The waterfall is part of a dam that provides electricity to the surrounding areas. So, its flow isn’t always on.
However, to satisfy tourists that come from all over the world to watch this waterfall, local authorities usually open the gates of the dam every day from 12 to 13 and from 16 to 17, after sounding an alarm to warn tourists.
There’s a fee of 10 euros to visit this waterfall. And once there you can follow a path that brings you at the top of the Cascata delle Marmore.
Have you already visited one of these stunning waterfalls in Italy?
Tell me about your experience!
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