Nature & Landscape

Leave behind all the city noise and explore the green areas of Bologna and its surroundings.


Take off into a magical atmosphere of rolling hills, enchanting hiking tours and immense urban parks, and plunge into the realm of centennial trees, high waterfalls, fortresses, castles and timeless towns. From the Apennines to the plain, from the district of Imola to Bologna, the hidden treasures of the Greater Bologna and its green heart will mesmerize you with their beauty. 

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Bologna's City Guide about places, itineraries and events in the open air

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Paths, villages and experiences in the nature

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Nature & Landscape in the Bologna area

Countless natural beauties await in the Bologna area, starting with the Parks, from Villa Ghigi and the Margherita Gardens, the city’s green lung, to the Corno alle Scale, plunged into the ups and downs of the Apennines, from the oasis La Rizza to the Vena del Gesso Romagnola Park, whose extension encompasses acres of the plain and the Imola district. The territory also offers several hiking and cycling routes, such as the Ciclovia del Navile, following the homonymous canal within Bologna and its immediate outskirts, and the sensational paths Via degli Dei and Via della Lana e della Seta, leading beyond the Apennines. Eventually, the Territory boasts a rich history, guarded by its splendid towns, as well as by the fortresses and castles scattered across the countryside, such as Dozza, Pieve di Cento and Rocchetta Mattei.



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