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The territory of "Colli Bolognesi" is ideal to walk among natural and historical panoramas.

We suggest you some routes ahracterized by ancient traditions.

The Little Cassia, recently rediscovered and made passable, covers a stretch of the Apennines that the Romans already followed.
In the early Middle Ages it became a Lombard road, therefore one of the many itineraries that led to Rome joining the Via Francigena.
When crossing the Colli Bolognesi the itinerary is full of many historical-religious testimonies (Rocca di Bazzano, Abbey of Monteveglio, Castello di Serravalle and S. Apollinare, Badia, Bombiana, and many other historic towns and villages) and characterized by a very interesting rural and natural landscape.

Traveling along it you can also savor the excellence of the territory : we are in fact in the lands of Parmigiano Reggiano, typical Modena and Bolognese salami, pignoletto and many mountain specialties (see also Typical products page ).

For more information on the route, we recommend you visit the official website of Piccola Cassia:

The Brentatori were those who had the task of carrying out the transport of agricultural products, and in particular wine and must, from the lands of the countryside to the city of Bologna by loading them on the back into the brenta (a sort of large pannier).

It is possible to retrace the steps in this historic itinerary through the hills, discovering the local tradition of viticulture in the numerous cellars of Valsamoggia, Monte San Pietro and Zola Predosa, where you can taste the DOC wines of the Colli Bolognesi (see page Typical products ).

For more information on the route see the dedicated page .


The Upper Lavino Valley

The Alta Valle del Lavino is a ring route that starts and returns to Calderino and   it contains historic villages, naturalistic features and breathtaking panoramic views of the Monte San Pietro area . With this itinerary you can discover some excellences of the Colli Bolognesi.

For more information, you can contact our IAT office .

The Via degli Dei is a historical path that   connects Bologna and Florence along the Apennines, crossing the Bolognese hills in the territory of Casalecchio di Reno.

For more information, see the dedicated page


A long ring route inspired by the most important waterway in Emilia Romagna. Between historical and architectural bridges and discoveries. A fascinating tourist route lasting about three hours for a length of 9 km.

For more information, see the dedicated page

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A path that connects Bologna and Prato, two cities with a great textile history. The first especially in the field of silk processing and the second of wool. Along important waterways and hydraulic constructions.

For more information, see the dedicated page

For information on GPS tracks you can contact the UIT office by phone or email.

The hiking maps are available at the UIT Colli Bolognesi office and at the Rocca dei Bentivoglio di Bazzano Foundation

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