Suviana is part of the Parco Regionale dei laghi di Suviana e Brasimone, two basins implemented in the early 1930s to provide water storage for the future dam.
Located at an altitude of 400 metres, the lake is regarded as one of the most popular out-of-town destinations for the Bolognese. Several paths lead from its shores up the surrounding slopes, from Monte di Stagno to Monte di Baigno with the enchanting centuries-old chestnut grove of Poranceto. It is precisely among these woods that we find wild deer herds, especially during the mating season in September and October, when they make their presence felt with their unmistakable roaring.
Setting out from the lake, visitors can also discover the many small villages perched on the neighbouring heights, such as the hamlet of Bargi and the quaint 17th-century settlement of Chiapporato, inhabited until 2003 by the last remaining resident.
Lake Suviana is also a popular destination for mountain bikers on account of the several scenic roads that wind through fabulous landscapes between the Reno and Limentra valleys. The spectacular Serra dello Zanchetto pass dominates the Apennine ridges above the horizon and has often been chosen as venue for the Gran Premio della Montagna, in the framework of the historic race Giro dell'Emilia.
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