Now, we present our Top 12, the twelve green places that you can't possibly miss
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 park is located on the first hill slopes south of the city, just outside Porta San Mamolo. It has a surface of approx. 28 hectares.
The castle Rocchetta Mattei (literally "small fortress Mattei") is situated in the mountan chain of the Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It is 45 km away from Bologna, on the SS.64 (road) that links Bologna to Porretta Terme, just after the town of Riola, in the municipality of Grizzana Morandi.It was built by the Count Cesare Mattei (1809-1896) on the remains of an ancient medieval castle that belonged to Matilde di Canossa (a.k.a. Matilda of Tuscany).
The real jewel of the Bologna Apennines, the spectacular waterfalls consisting of 7 drops, you must venture along the cool and winding stream Dardagna for an exciting walk in the heart of nature.
A protected area since 1989, it covers a surface of about 6,300 hectares, enclosing much of the area struck by the 1944 massacres. Rich in floral and animal species
Corno alle Scale is not only a mountain part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, but also a renowned ski resort.
After being a swamp and a rice paddy, the Ex Risaia di Bentivoglio, also known as Oasi la Rizza, was declared aprotected natural area at the end of the 1990s.
Nominated as one of the "Most beautiful villages in Italy", the Biennale of contemporary art of the Muro Dipinto occurs here every odd-numbered years
It is the largest and certainly the most popular city park. It was designed by the Piedmontese Sambuy to provide Bologna with an ample green and public place as in other Italian and European cities. It was opened in 1879 with the name of “Passeggio Regina Margherita” ( as a tribute to the wife of King Umberto I).
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.
A mixed loop (70% asphalt, 23% gravel, 7% paths) of low difficulty and suitable for everyone. All you have to do is get on yourbike and immerse yourself in the 216 km of spectacular landscapes among hills, vineyards, gullies, woods and the moon rocks of the Venadel Gesso Romagnola Park.