The Park of 100 Lakes is located in the eastern Apennine near Parma, at the border of the provinces of Reggio-Emilia and Massa-Carrara. Just over an hour away from Parma you can find great hikes of varying levels starting from the mountaintop restaurant/bars of Lagdei or Lago Santo.
We have been coming back to this beautiful area every summer for the past 6 years. The hike up to Lago Santa is one of our favourites. It takes about an hour and I would recommend it for children around 5 years and over. There’s a refuge once you reach the lake where you can relax, enjoy the view and sample local culinary delights.