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Cycling track of Villa Spada Sabbiuno

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You can reach Sabbiuno by taking different routes that allow you to experience the sights and history of the hillsides around Bologna.
An excellent starting point is Villa Spada, a green space just outside Porta Saragozza, which is home to a public library and the Tapestry Museum.
Proceeding along via di Casaglia you reach San Pellegrino Park, from where you can catch a glimpse of the Longhena school completely surrounded by greenery.
Moving on to Cavaioni Park you arrive at the junction of San Luca, which by via di Monte Albano takes you to the Sanctuary of San Luca. At this point you have the option to proceed to the Basilica or continue along the route that leads to Sabbiuno, where you can admire the typical geological formation of the territory of Bologna, that of the badlands, and reflect on the history of the Resistance at the War Memorial.

Villa Spada

Villa Spada

The villa is located in the old estate of the marquis Zambeccari and replaced the building called Casino Zambeccari already mentioned by sources dating back to 1774. Since 1990 the villa has housed the Historical Museum of Tapestry "Vittorio Zironi".

Parco di San Pellegrino

Parco di San Pellegrino

The park is situated in a nice panoramic position on the mountain ridge between the valleys of Meloncello and Ravone and it descends from the Monte Albano towards the Villa Spada. There is a nice view to San Luca.

Sanctuary of San Luca

Sanctuary of San Luca

Traditional place of worship for the presence of an image the Virgin of St. Luca as well as reassuring visual landmark for Bolognese approaching town, the shrine located on top of Guardia hill is one of Bologna's symbol. An arcade with more than 600 vaults connects the shrine to the town and is unique for its length covering almost four kilometres (3,796 m).

Parco dei Calanchi di Sabbiuno

Parco dei Calanchi di Sabbiuno

The Park is located in the farthest end of the city area, on the borderline of the town of Sasso Marconi. It stretches to both sides of the ridge between the Reno and Savena rivers, across the route of Sabbiuno (on the tracks of an ancient road that leads to Tuscany).