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.
From the city center there is a path, which reaches the Sanctuary of San Luca, the traditional destination for religious pilgrimages linked to the devotion of the Blessed Virgin. The route includes an excursion inside the Park Talon
This is the first route of bolognese hills. The route is approximately 4 km long with a vertical drop of 250 m. The route connects the park of San Michele in Bosco with the Fort Bandiera, dating back to the valleys of the river Aposa and cutting the slopes of Monte San Vittore and the hill of Barbiano
Bologna's mountainsThe mountain track CAI 904 is marked with red and white signs, which is typical for trekking and hiking paths in Italy.
Bologna preserves manifold green treasures both downtown and in the surroundings, from the secret courtyards in ancient palaces, to the splendid parks and gardens
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.
A beatiful hike in an uncontaminated environment rife with historical importance: the road, indeed, was constructed more than 2,000 years ago