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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.