Height: 785 m asl
A hospitable town in the middle of the valley, Vernante is the gateway to the upper Val Vermenagna and to the short but charming Val Grande. Attilio Mussino, the most famous illustrator of Collodi's Pinocchio, spent many years in this small town: today Vernante fondly remembers "Pinocchio's uncle" with the murals that decorate the houses and streets of the historic centre. Another reason for pride is the local craftsmanship, the renowned traditional knives, the vernantìn, handmade to last a lifetime.
If instead of going towards Limone you turn off for the Val Grande by car or, better still, on foot or by mountain bike, you can not miss a visit to the charming village of Palanfrè, surrounded by a centuries-old beech forest. The village was abandoned in the seventies, but in recent years it has come back to life, with the arrival of two farming families and the establishment of a small dairy and the opening of a hiking refuge owned by the Park.
Numbers and useful addressesContacts: Vernante Council offices 0171 920104