We will leave from Bologna Centre, where we will meet our guide who will accompany us throughout the day. With a short train journey we will reach Marzabotto, from where we will start our trekking.
Crossing the old footbridge on the River Reno, we will enter the territory of the Park of Monte Sole, in an environment rich of history and incredible natural interest. We will walk along a road lined with woods and cultivated fields until we reach the ancient San Lorenzo di Panico Church, a majestic example of Romanesque Architecture from the 12th century.
We will pass by farms, vineyards, country houses and old churches until we reach the ridge: from here we will have a 360° view of the valleys of the Reno and Setta River. We will then continue towards Monte Sole, along a particularly scenic path completely immersed in nature.
We will climb up to the top of the mountain, where we will find the memorial stone of the Red Star Partisan Brigade and of its famous leader “Lupo” (Wolf), who fought in these mountains the liberation war. At our feet we will have a suggestive view over the Appennines. Once down, we can visit the main places of the memorial: old villages, churches and cemeteries became famous because of the massacre carried out in autumn of 1944.
In the shade of an old oak we will enjoy a packed lunch with local products, that will allow us to rest and admire the beautiful nature around us.
We will go down along the “postman path”, dedicated to the man that during the war ran it to bring the mail to the various villages. We will then reach the small village of Sperticano, from which we can reach the nearby train station and return to Bologna, after a day in contact with nature that will leave us with so many emotions to remember.
Lenght: 15 km
Difference in height: +650, -650
Walking time: 4 hours
Departure from the centre of Bologna
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