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Top 12

Now, we present our Top 12, the twelve green places that you can't possibly miss

Path of Gods

Path of Gods

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.

Parco di Villa Ghigi

Parco di Villa Ghigi

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.

Rocchetta Mattei

Rocchetta Mattei

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).

Dardagna Waterfalls

Dardagna Waterfalls

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.

Monte Sole Historical Park

Monte Sole Historical Park

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

Corno alle Scale

Corno alle Scale is not only a mountain part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, but also a renowned ski resort. 

Oasi La Rizza

Oasi La Rizza

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. 

Dozza

Dozza

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

Giardini Margherita

Giardini Margherita

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).

Via della Lana e della Seta

Via della Lana e della Seta

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.

Romagna4Bike MTB Trail & Gravel Trail

Romagna4Bike MTB Trail & Gravel Trail

A mixed loop (70% asphalt, 23% gravel, 7% paths) of low difficulty and suitable for everyone. All you have to do is get on your
bike and immerse yourself in the 216 km of spectacular landscapes among hills, vineyards, gullies, woods and the moon rocks of the Vena
del Gesso Romagnola Park.