• July 12, 2013

If you are visiting in the winter and enjoy skiing, take advantage of the several ski resorts that can be reached from Villa Bonicelli. Febbio is just 30 minutes away; the others can be reached in under 1.5hrs, depending of course on weather conditions. Half-day, whole day and 2-day passes are available as well as 1-week passes, so your whole holiday doesn’t have to be about skiing!

Febbio is our small local ski resort, just 25-30 minutes away. After a period of closure, it has got back on its feet and is open at weekends. Also a great spot for sledging. This is a small and very convenient resort that is particularly well suited to families, learners and less experienced skiers. Open only Fri-Sun.

Cerreto Laghi, which surrounds a glacial lake at the foot of Mount Nuda, is in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines in the beautiful Parco Nazionale. It is a small, very popular family resort. It is well equipped, with 25 km of downhill skiing, four chairlifts and a ski lift. There are also a number of cross-country trails and a large indoor ice rink (weekends). There is a ski school for children and beginners, and a good selection of restaurants and shops.

Cimone (Sestola) is the biggest winter resort in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, with 50km of interconnected slopes and 22 lift systems. Again, it is excellent for families, with courses and specifically designed routes for young skiers. There is also a Snow Park that has hosted national competitions.

The Abetone Pass, with an altitude of 1388m, is on the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany and hosts one of the most important ski resorts in the Apennines. The resort is made up of four interconnected valleys with a total of 54 lifts, giving access to an extensive network of mixed-ability pistes. The highest point, Monte Gomito, is 1940m.