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Places of natural interest

Mixed forest

Mixed forest

Forest dominated by Fraxinus ornus,Quercus pubescens,Quercus sp. Tree species are protected and preserved, with an average height of 15 meters.

Wood with common Oak, Ash and white Poplar

Wood with common Oak, Ash and white Poplar

Woodland dominated by ash trees, oaks, chestnuts, locust trees, plane trees and poplars. There are three monumental pieces of common oak, ash and white poplar (this sample is dropped).

Buca di Gaibola, Ronzano e Inferno

Buca di Gaibola, Ronzano e Inferno

The Gaibola sinkhole is a large sinkhole in which ponors give way to numerous cavities. The Inferno sinkhole features numerous ponors, which give way to small cavities such as the Coralupi Cave. Several houses have been built in the more gentle slopes characterizing the Ronzano sinkhole, which are surrounded by extensive cultivations of evergreens, vineyards, rows of fruit trees and meadows.

Calanchi Paderno

Calanchi Paderno

A large amphitheatre-shaped badland develops south of the Paderno Mountain towards the Savena River valley, known for the discovery of the "Bologna phosphorus stone", which took place in 1602 thanks to Vincenzo Casciarolo's search -a shoemaker from Bologna with a passion for chemistry-.

Colle di Barbiano

Colle di Barbiano

Colle di Barbiano is placed in a panoramic and isolated location but very close to Bologna city center. Near the intersection of San Vittore, which leads to Mount S.Vittore. Part of CAI forest track n.902.


Double row of Limes

Double row of Limes

Specimens of high landscape value: 27 limes with an average height of 27 meters.

Common Oak

Common Oak

Single tree species Quercus robur (Common oak) with a height of 24 meters and a trunk circumference of 460 cm.

Common Oak (in San Ruffillo wood)

Common Oak (in San Ruffillo wood)

Single specimen tree protection and conservation. It belongs to the species Quercus robur (Common oak) with a height of 25 m and a trunk circumference of 330 cm.

Ash (in San Ruffillo wood)

Ash (in San Ruffillo wood)

Species Fraxinus oxycarpa. 22 meters high with a trunk circumference of 290 centimeters. The sample is located in San Ruffillo wood.

Grotta del Farneto

Grotta del Farneto

The locality of Farneto is now best known for the homonymous grotto, which was discovered in 1871 by Francesco Orsoni and was the object of important archaeological research.

Labante Caves

Labante Caves

The Labante caves are considered the most significant example of travertine caves in Italy, and perhaps in all of Europe

Lago di Suviana

Lago di Suviana

It’s one of the largest lakes in the region, formed following the construction of a dam for the production of electricity used by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane between 1928 and 1932.

Monte S. Vittore

Monte S. Vittore

Mount S.Vittore,  283,30 meter high, in via San Vittore. Part of CAI forest track n.902. Not far the “Cenobio of San Vittore”, a very ancient monastery, is located on the Monte Giardino.

Oasi fluviale WWF Molino Grande

Oasi fluviale WWF Molino Grande

The Molino Grande river oasis is placed within the regional Park of Chalks ("Parco dei Gessi") of Bologna and Abbadessa Badlands in the locality of Idice of the Municipality of San Lazzaro di Savena.

Parco dei Gessi

Parco dei Gessi

Created in 1988, it embraces an area boasting spectacular gypsum outcrops and countless karst features like the characteristic “calanchi” (badlands) of Passo dell’Abbadessa.

Pian di Balestra

Pian di Balestra

A large plain that likely takes its name from a decisive battle between Ligurians and Romans.

Piccola Cassia

Piccola Cassia

Itinerary between Tuscany to Emilia-Romagna offers the cultural heritage of the cities of Bologna and Pistoria, and  combines culture, spirituality and good
food and wine. 

Plane

Plane

Platanus hybrida with a height of 25 meters and a trunk circumference of 500 cm.

Ponte di Vizzano

Ponte di Vizzano

The current suspended bridge is the last of a series of constructions that are hypothetically date back to Roman times, as it is thought that the road connecting Rome to Florence and Bologna ran through here.

Sentiero del Bregoli

Sentiero del Bregoli

The path of the Bregoli is a fascinating and picturesque historical path ( CAI no.112/A) with quite difficult slopes and a length of 1,7 Km.

Acque termali di Bologna

Acque termali di Bologna

Bologna and its territory are brimming with culture, experiences and food and wine delicacies. If you’re tired of walking and exploring, you can rest your mind and soul in the many spas scattered throughout the territory.

Parks for all tastes

Parks for all tastes

Natural areas are seldom the same and the great variety of the Bologna area is proof of that. Protected natural areas are a true heritage to be discovered
and includes, among others, the 5 great Apennine parks and the protected humid Plain areas.