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The B&B “Casa Berbera” is located at 650 mt above sea level, about 15 km far from Bobbio (towards Genova) and Travo (towards Piacenza) and is surrounded from meadows and woods.
It is bordered by the imponent bare rock of the Pietra Parcellara, a small mountain of ophiolite (black serpentine) which overlooks the surrounding hills. This rock, also defined the “Cervino of the Trebbia Valley”,  is easily reachable from the B&B going towards Travo and from its top, after a short and quite easy path, in 10 minutes you will have a beautiful view of the Trebbia Valley, the Bobbiano Valley, the Luretta Valley, the Mount Penice and all the surrounding areas.

From the Pietra Parcellara going in direction Travo through a round hills scenery you will encounter  another bare ophiolite rock: the Pietra Perduca, where you can find either the perfect place to begin your climbing-school or to watch the prehistoric Tritons, who lives in the two natural pools hollowed out in the rocks, nearby the Saint Anna Sanctuary, embraced by the Pietra Perduca.
In the village of Travo it is possible to visit an archaeological Neolithic museum.

Between Travo and Bobbio reaching the village of Perino it is possible to reach the natural waterfalls of the river Perino, the highest of which is 17 meter high.
The track is around 7 km long with a difference in level of about 250 mt and can be covered in about two hours, it is quite easy and present only few steps without protection, which could be particularly dangerous for children.

Il ponte Gobbo

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From the B&B going toward Mezzano Scotti, you will reach the medieval village of Bobbio with its beautiful and ancient Ponte Gobbo (a roman bridge), the castle and the Cathedral of Saint Columban and its museum.
 
From the village of Bobbio it is possible to raeach in a few minutes by feet the river Trebbia that with its pure water and the beauty of the landscape is an irresistible attraction during the summer.

A few kilometers  from Bobbio it is possibile horse riding.

From Bobbio, driving forward on the S.S. 45 you can find the beautiful loops of the river beyond San Salvatore where it's possible to swim in the crystal tourquise water of the Trebbia river.

The Trebbia river and the valley are the perfect place to practice those sports activities demanding respect for the environment but  “poor” and within the reach of everybody, like swimm, canoe, kayak, canyoning, orieentering, rafting and sports fishing, which find in our river a really beautiful training ground.


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From the village of Bobbio going towards Pavia you can reach the Mount Penice where during the winter (if there is good snow)  you can ski and in the other months you can practice mountain-board.

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In Spring and Summer in the nearby medieval villages, likes Bobbio, Rivalta, Paderna, Grazzano Visconti and Castell'Arquato take place many cultural events (particularly famous the Bobbio Film Festival organized by Marco Bellocchio, the Val Tidone Jazz Festival and the Fair of ancient Fruits and Flowers at Paderna) and numerous  festivals dedicated to the local products.

The local gastronomy is influenced by the different tradition of the near regions: Liguria, Piemonte, Lombardia and Emilia and offer a wide choice of flavors.