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The village of Groppallo (945 m above sea level) in the Lavaiana valley, off the central part of the Nure valley, looks on to the southern slopes of Monte Castellaro (1005 m), an imposing ophiolite rock mass that has influenced the name of the village, which derives from groppo, meaning high point. Until the middle of the 20th century the village preserved its original name of Barsi, while the term Groppallo was reserved for the hill above, also known as Castellaro as there had been a fortress there in the Middle Ages. Today Groppallo is a place for summmer holidays, with its enviable panoramic position above the Nure and looking towards the surrounding mountains. It is the starting point for a number of hiking trails.

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  • Sunday 4 November 2018
    A gastronomic event at Predalbora near Groppallo, at the azienda agricola Chinosi, with the chef Daniele Reponi and his famous panini, to celebrate the arrival of the cold weather.
  • From 14 to 19 August 2018
    In the week of Ferragosto (15 August) various events are organised at Groppallo for all tastes and all agss. Every day something different, amusing, interesting ...
  • Saturday 28 July 2018
    A day dedicated to the traditions and customs of the past: it will be possible to appreciate demonstrations of ancient crafts and photos of the peasant tradition in the upper Valnure. Typical specialities and music of our valleys
  • Sunday 24 June 2018
    The ancient village of Predalbora comes to life for the Patronal festival of St John: a festival like those of the past, beginning with a religious service and continuing with good food, traditional music and dancing, and plenty of fun for all.
  • Saturday 16 December 2017
    Second edition of the original marcia del panettone: three hours to cover a single trail of 3.8 km, for single athletes or for couples in relay, starting from Groppallo at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 20 August 2017
    Traditional midsummer festival at Montalto near Groppallo: religious celebration, gathering of trac tors, food stands open from 12 noon, games and trials of skill, in addition to music and dancing with the Orchestra Damì.
  • Friday 18 August 2017
    Food stands from 7 p.m. followed by live music by the group ‘Cisco & the Cockerels’ and the Dj Ozono.
  • Saturday 29 July 2017
    In the locality of Predalbora you can relive the old festivals linked to the agricultural activity of threshing. There will also be demonstrations of old skills, food stands and traditional music.
  • Saturday 17 December 2016
    At Groppallo from 2.30 p.m., in the green area round the church, for the first time, the Tre Ore del Panettone: an individual or relay competition of trail running on a single circuit of 3.5 km, starting at 3.30 p.m. ...
  • Sunday 16 October 2016
    Departure from 7.30 to 10 am along three routes: 5,9 and 18 km. At the same time a mountain bike excursion (of 9 and 18 km)
  • Sunday 21 August
    Every year on the Sunday following the Assumption, the Pro Loco of Groppallo celebrates its agricultural traditions with the enjoyable Festa dei Trattori. The day's programme traditionally begins at Groppallo....
  • Sunday 14 and Monday 15 August 2016
    Fireworks Sunday evening and country fair Monday 15 August to celebrate Ferragosto together
  • Sunday 31 July 2016
    The Azienda Agricola Chinosi has organised for the third year at Predalbora, the Festa della Trebbiatura e dei vecchi mestieri, a chance to renew contact with traditions, gestures, atmospheres, now almost lost. An experience not to be missed..
  • Sunday 3 July 2016
    Market stalls selling typical local produce, food stands and games....
  • Sunday 15 May 2016
    A day dedicated to the Bardigiano and mountain horses at Montalto (a few kilometres from Groppallo) with the traditional parade, founded with the intention of promoting the local breed of working horse. Food atands with local specialities ....
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