Pietra di Bismantova, Castelnovo ne' Monti

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The Pietra di Bismantova is a geological formation in the Reggiano Apennines, in the comune of Castelnovo ne' Monti, province of Reggio Emilia, central Italy, c. 45 km from Reggio Emilia. It has the shape of a narrow, quasi-cylindrical plateau whose steep walls emerge c. 300 m as an isolated spur from the nearby hills. The top has an elevation of 1,047 m above sea level. It is included in the National Park of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.The spur is composed of yellowish calcarenite over a marl basement, all formed in the Miocene as a sea bottom. It includes fossils belonging to a tropical environment. It is surrounded by woods, mostly of hazel trees .The Pietra di Bismantova is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy .
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  • August 16, 2017
    After 3 years we came across the area and given the good weather (3 years ago he poured) we could climb to the top of the stone. The plateau is absolutely fascinating and breathtaking. Simple walk for those who don't make the rock, it is also interesting to see who the top comes climbing!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Be seen from a distance (best coast can be enjoyed from Felina and Sologno) both lived closely with a not difficult hike up to the top, it transmits the ancient magic of this stone vessel sailing in the sea of history. A must see
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  • August 15, 2017
    Mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy the Pietra di Bismantova dominates Castelnovo ne ' Monti. After a short stretch on the trail, in 15-20 moment you reach the top where you see everything around. 1000 meters high. You can observe the various hills: cimone, ventasso, cusna, nude and many others. Breathtaking and visited by lovers of climbing. Really great view!!
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