features of sestola
Located at 1020 meters in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Sestola is a small town of about 2,500 inhabitants. It lies within the Frignano Park, a protected natural area of 15 hectares which also embraces the neighboring municipalities of Fanano, Montecreto and Riolunato. Its territory extends for over 52 square km between the Panaro's river Valley and Mount Cimone. Sestola is divided in the localities of Casine, Castellaro, Poggioraso, Rocchetta Sandri, Roncoscaglia, Vesale, Pian del Falco and Passo del Lupo.
Nicknamed the "Pearl of the Apennines" was awarded with the Orange Flag, a prize conferred by the Italian Touring Club for the considerable attention that puts in the care of the natural environment and services dedicated to tourism.
Sestola is in fact the best well known winter locality of the tourist area of Cimone and it's not lacking in entertainments even in the summer when people can finally discover the scenic trails running through valleys and woods of beech, once covered with snow.