The municipality of Bettola, in the mid-valley, is 123 m above sea level and is one of the largest municipalities in the province of Piacenza. Not quite 3,200 people live in this territory dedicated to hospitality, commerce and agriculture, a land rich in history, where towers and castles take their place beside reminders of peasant life and art, where the river and its tributaries create hidden valleys and spectacular views. Here the hillsides become steeper and steeper until they rise into mountains, and the noise of the busy valley floor is hushed in the silence of the forests, crossed by roads one time used by Ligurian and Piacenza merchants. This splendid scenery is now the backdrop to hiking and mountain bike trails, as well as to the "ippovia", a route for horse-riding which crosses the territory of Bettola, and is not easily forgotten .... and nor are the tastes and flavours of the local gastronomic specialities.
Thursday 21 and 28 June 2018
In piazza Colombo at 9.15 p.m. concert by the Corpo Bandistico Pontolliese with choreography by the Majorettes
Roman remains discovered by chance in 1975 and excavated the following year. The whole complex is preserved on view, protected by a roof and a fence. Explanatory panels have been set up inside the archaeological area.
in the area of Bettola
The Pieve (district church) of Revigozzo and the churches of Olmo, Vigolo, Groppo Ducale, Bramaiano and Rigolo centuries ago were subject to the authority of the bishops of Pavia. Today almost all these churches still are dedicated to Lombard sain...
The bortellina or burtlena, a sort of fritter made from flour and water, is one of the bulwarks of traditional popular Piacenza food.
The first section of the Horse trail of the Nure valley lies within the district of Bettola, starting and finishing at the Corte dei Grilli. It is 11 km long, takes 3 hours and is of medium difficulty.
An itinerary to climb Monte Osero starting from the church of San Lorenzo at Calenzano.
Trail for hikers; altitude gain 600 m, length 8 km, time 3 hours.
History of the municipality of Bettola
Already settled in the Bronze Age and colonised by the Romans, many religious buildings were erected in the area of Bettola following the Lombard conquest.
Bed and Breakfast - Hostel at Barbugli near Bettola
The agriturismo - accessible to the disabled - stands in a pretty stone-built hamlet. Seasonal opening. It offers welcoming rural hospitality with B&B (youth hostel) with numerous summer activities ...
Guesthouse at Prato Barbieri
Situated in the locality of Prato Barbieri at more than 900 m above sea level, the guesthouse - recognised as a "bottega storica" - has a very well-known restaurant ...... open all year.
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Bed and Breakfast at Montosero (Bettola)
The B&B Monte Osero stands at the edge of the stone-built hamlet of Montosero, on the ridge separating the Nure and Trebbia valleys: tranquil, welcoming, suited to families and a perfect starting point for excursions on foot or mtb, climbing ...
Bed and Breakfast at Bettola
Less than 4 km from Bettola, a perfect starting point for excursions into the surroundings and the upper valley, the B&B Casa della Nonna Mena (seasonal opening) occupies a traditional old stone house recently restored ....
Bed and Breakfast - Holiday flats in Bettola
Studio and two-room flats to rent - also for short periods - in a delightful old stone building, completely restored, but retaining its traditional charm. The building faces on to Piazza Colombo.
The recipe of the bortellina bettolese De.Co.