The Strettara hydroelectric plant is very well integrated into the local area. Around the Riolunato reservoir, created by the Riolunato dam built between 1916 and 1920, are areas for sport fishing. Periodically the dam and the power plant release volumes of water to enable the hosting of a national long canoe event along the Scoltenna River.
Also near the plant is the Ponte dei Leoni, an ancient stone structure dating back to 1715, which is a crossing point for the Via Romea Germanica, which leads all the way from the Brenner Pass to Rome. Following renovation work in the 2000s, the bridge was converted for use by pedestrians and cyclists.