The itinerary follows the Apennine ridge along Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany as far as Marche and connects the pilgrimage paths and trails that cross Emilia-Romagna.
This hiking trail between Tuscany to Emilia-Romagna offers the cultural heritage of the cities of Bologna and Prato, and the beauty of a mountainous terrain, rich in fine traditions.
The Via degli Dei (Path of Gods) is a hiking path that connects the cities of Bologna and Florence across theTuscan-Emilian Apennines. Even though it was traced recently, its origins are ancient.
The “Via Mater Dei” is a hike of about 135 km divided into 6 legs going from Bologna to the peaks of the Apennines dedicated to Marian Sanctuaries.
This itinerary winds through a fascinating portion of the Apennines along the dividing line between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany: sacred and secular architecture, natural beauty, charming villages adorned with the handiwork of Comacine master stonemasons.
A beatiful hike that does not require any special preparation or ability; just a passion for walking in the mountains in an uncontaminated environment rife with historical importance: the road, indeed, was constructed more than 2,000 years ago
There are still important traces of the long Etruscan history in Bologna dating between the 9th and 4th century BC. To discover these roots of ancient Bologna, the Etruscan city in the Po Valley, you need to search deeply, especially in the museums of the city and of the province.
Most of this itinerary runs along the Reno River. This waterway starts in the foothills of the Apennines and rolls through the valley before reaching Bologna