It is a small town in the Bolognese Apennines situated in the valley of the Limentra di Treppio stream. The local area includes two large lakes: Lake Suviana and the large artificial reservoir of Brasimone
Camugnano is a small town in the Bolognese Apennines situated in the valley of the Limentra di Treppio stream. The local area includes two large lakes: Lake Suviana and the large artificial reservoir of Brasimone. It is nicknamed “la terrazza dell’Appennino” (“the terrace of the Apennines”), thanks to its position from which you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view.
It is an ideal place to relax and fully enjoy nature. A place where you can combine walks in the countryside exploring ancient villages and holidays on the lakes where you can practice water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing.
The area is home to historic villages such as Bargi, Mulino Cati, Chitiorato and Stagno.
The first is a hamlet that houses the Tower, an ancient lookout structure of the seventeenth century on which a rare example of vertical sundial survives with Italian hours , the Museo della Terra e del Sole (Earth and Sun Museum) and Palazzo Comelli (Comelli Palace), a prestigious example of bourgeois mountain architecture resulting from enlargements that occurred over the centuries on pre-existing medieval constructions.
Mulino Cati is, instead, a village located in the town of Ponte di Verzuno. The original nucleus dates back to the 17th century and is characterised by the presence of an automated wheat processing plant. The area is also home to the Locanda, the Museo della Molinatura (Milling Museum) and the Giardino didattico (Educational Garden).
Chiapporato is a small uninhabited village, accessible only on foot. It is located near the border with Tuscany on the western slopes of Mount Calvi. Its origins date back to the first century of the year 1000. It was inhabited for a long time by charcoal burners, shepherds and lumberjacks. The environment is harsh and mainly in ruins but an ancient wash-house, oven, letter box and the signs of ancient plaques on the ruins of the houses still remain. The small cemetery of 1847 adjacent to the village is full of character.
Finally, Stagno is an ancient village nestled around the sixteenth-century church. Its roofs covered with sandstone slabs, the porches and the stone inscriptions that transport visitors back in time are the most interesting characteristics.
Camugnano is also home to the Ecomuseo camugnanese (Camugnanese Eco Museum), a scattered museum created to promote the local environmental, historical and artistic heritage.