THE MATILDE PATH (REGGIO EMILIA)
To travel by car, take the SP 54 road, then the SP 73 for Canossa and Casina. An alternative route passes through Cavandola, Votigno and Costaferrata.
To reach Marola from Casina, take the local road that goes through Boastra to La Svolta and then continues to Marola. To reach Carpineti take either the SP 98 (and then a local road at Riana) or the local road that goes through Pantano.
The route continues from Carpineti towards the Secchia river on the SP 76, or on the more scenic local road that goes through Velucciana.
The SP 90 then leads to Cavola, and here you take local roads towards Stiano, Manno and Toano.
From Toano, after a short stretch on the SP 8, take the very scenic local road passing through Fazzagno, Monzone and climbing up to Quara, with the option of driving down to the Dolo river.
There are two parallel routes leading from Gova to Morsiano: a lower one on a dirt road that coincides with the hiking Matilde Path that goes through Campolungo, and a higher one going through Campomagnano.
From Morsiano you drive up to Novellano to get back on the road leading to Cervarolo and Civago, with a possible detour towards Gazzano or connection with the Modena area through Fontanaluccia.
From Civago you drive towards Romita and then Roncadello, where the SP RE96 connects with the SP MO38, which goes to Piandelagotti.
From here follow the SS 486 to the Radici Pass; after another 3 km you reach S. Pellegrino.