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Forra del Casco

An ever-flowing stream, one of the few in this part of Italy, goes down to river Nera through an impressive, magnificent cut into the rock, ending in a beautiful waterfall (called the Casco dell'acqua). The Nera is still far, and the creek continues going down in falls, through a more open environment with a couple of short narrows.

It is the Forra del Casco, the most known and frequented canyoning trail in central Italy.

Name Forra del Casco
Area Umbria - Valnerina
Nearest village Scheggino
Elevation loss 185 m
Length 600 m
Highest cascade 30 m
Rock Limestone
Shuttle Possible
Explored by Lepri, Conti, Scacciafratte, Nobili, Boccaccini; 1983


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Although this canyon is very frequented, by commercial or recreational groups, it is still possible to enjoy a descent in absolute solitude, in total communion with the beautiful surroundings, provided you choose the right day, avoiding the weekends. No doubt, I prefer it.

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