Zocca and the villages of its territory are located in Emilia Romagna, on the first slopes of the Apennines.
 
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Zocca

A handful of hamlets in equilibrium on the Apennines
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Village of Zocca
Municipality of Zocca

Province of Modena
Emilia Romagna Region

Abitanti: 4.628
Altitudine centro: 758 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Città del castagno
Unione Terre di Castelli

Protected Natural Areas:
Roccamalatina's Stones Regional Park

Municipality of Zocca - Touristic Office
Via del Mercato 104 – Zocca (MO)
Tel: +39 059 985736

Zocca is an important village of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. It actually straddles the crest that divides the Panaro valley from those of Reno and Samoggia; an exceptional position, which gives the town a particular 'fine air' which, especially in summer, offers certain relief from the sultriness of the city.

Zocca is an important town from many points of view: thanks to the beautiful shop windows in the centre, the numerous sports facilities (such as the swimming pool, the sports centre, the tennis courts, treppi della ruzzola) and the rich schedule of events, both in winter and summer.

Not to be missed is the wonderful natural itinerary on Monte S. Giacomo, which thanks to its twenty resting areas, the beautiful clearings and chestnut groves, is one of the most panoramic points of the town. The name Zocca derives from "zoca", the word that referred to the chestnut stump where merchants used to meet, and it is certified from 1337.

The Municipality of Zocca was officially born in the middle of the 19th century (1859), after having been part of the Commune of Montalbano. It had a commercial origin: in 1465, the Duke Borso d'Este gave his permission for there to be a market.

Zocca is characterized by a wonderful mountain landscape, that tourists can admire from the city place. Furthermore, excursion lovers both on foot, mountain bike and by horse-riding will find a network of paths that go through villages, castles and churches.

Each fraction of Zocca is a small village in itself, with glimpses, beauties and peculiarities to discover.

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Other destinations nearby

Guiglia
Guiglia
Guiglia, called "the balcony of Emilia", is a village on the Modena hills.
Modena - 9.19 KM from Zocca
Marano sul Panaro
Marano sul Panaro
The village of Marano is characterized by being the last municipality of the plain and the first of the mountain, defined as "the gateway to the Apennines".
Modena - 12.55 KM from Zocca
Savignano sul Panaro
Savignano sul Panaro
The medieval village of Savignano sul Panaro is testimony of an important and historic past.
Modena - 15.4 KM from Zocca
Castelvetro di Modena
Castelvetro di Modena
Castelvetro di Modena offers a large number of ideas for those who want to know more about the history and the culture of the territory.
Modena - 18.07 KM from Zocca
Spilamberto
Spilamberto
Spilamberto, part of the Terre di Castelli Union, is a pretty village in the province of Modena.
Modena - 21.09 KM from Zocca
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelnuovo Rangone
Castelnuovo Rangone, in the province of Modena, is known as "the village of the Pig".
Modena - 23.44 KM from Zocca

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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