From Fiesole to Felsina, the Etruscans walked this path in order to develop their trade and extend their domain on the Po Valley for at least four centuries (VII-IV cent. BC). It was then that the Romans, having founded the colony of Bononia in 189 BC, felt the need to ensure a connection  to Arezzo and Rome through the Apennines and they built, along the Etruscan trail, a new real road. Even in the Middle Ages people continued to walk or ride this ancient path considered as the easiest way to cross the Apennines. Thus, the Roman paving was replaced by a simple path, a sort of narrower mule track without paving. Nowadays “Via degli Dei” (Way of Gods) is one of the main tourist attractions of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and one of the most interesting and beautiful hiking itineraries in Italy

Florence

Via degli Dei: Bologna to Florence

price from 

€ 660,00

Program

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Bologna

Arrival in Bologna, this highlight of the Baroque is the starting point for this wonderful walking tour through the Apennines. Time to visit the tastiest city in Italy

First leg: Bologna - Sasso Marconi

Start your walk in Piazza Maggiore and follow the Portico de San Luca, the longest covered street in the world. During your trekking today, you will follow the path through the park of Tolon to the Casalecchio locks that since 1200 have preserved the city from flooding by the Reno river. Your walking itinerary ends in Sasso Marconi today

Total: 20 km +732m /-350m

Second Leg:  Sasso Marconi - Monzuno

From Sasso Marconi to Monzuno along a network of paths up the falcons of the riserva Contrafforte Pliocenico, a jagged rock formation with beautiful views of the surrounding green hills and mountains.

Total km 25 +945m /-445m

Third hiking leg  Monzuno - Bruscoli

Monzuno to Bruscoli through green mountains, valleys and forests of the Apennines. Today you will walk several times on the original paving stones of the original Roman road (basolato), the Via Flaminia, which connected Bologna with Arrezo.

Total 19km +786m /-648m

Fourth Leg  Bruscoli - Sant'Agata

Interesting and challenging hike today through the German war cemetery at the Passo della Futa climbing up to the cross at the top of Monte Gazzaro, from where you have a magnificent view over the surrounding peaks of the Apennines

Total 21 km +730m / -1140m

Fifth leg Sant’Agata - Bivigliano

The landscape is now slowly changing: Tuscany hills are taking the place of the Apennines

and is increasingly tuscan. On one third of the tour you pass the first typical Tuscan town of this route, San Piero a Sieve. The route now continues through the olive groves until you reach the medieval monastery of Monte Senari.

Total 22 km +917m /-623

Sixth Leg  Bivigliano - Florence

After passing the famous battlefield of Vetta le Croci where in 405 one of the last roman victories was won you will short climb to the top of the Il Pratone after which you will start the descent to Fiesole; this originally Etruscan city is located on a plateau overlooking Florence. A final effort will transport you to the heart of this world-famous Renaissance city

Total 21 km +389m/ -914m

Florence

Breakfast and departure

TRIP DETAILS

Accomodations: Accommodations are in Bed & Breakfast or 3* hotels or country hotels always in the center of every destination, to better enjoy the real atmosphere of every tuscan hamlet. Breakfast is always included. Dinner is not included but always available with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement) 

Food: 7 breakfasts 

PRICE INCLUDES

7 overnights in Bed and Breakfast basis in double room  as mentioned in the program, luggage transfer from 1 hotel to the following (1 case per person max 20kg each),  maps and instruction, assistance UmbriAction

 

PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE

city tax, lunch, dinner, beverages, sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfers on arrival and/or departure (with supplement) 

IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE STAY IN ANY PLACE. EXTENTION HAS TO BE REQUESTED AT RESERVATION.

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM ON REQUEST

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM

AIRPORT TO  HOTEL OR VICE VERSA   ON REQUEST

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR THE HIKING GUIDE ON REQUEST

 

 

DISCOUNT FOR NOT TRANSPORTING LUGGAGE IS POSSIBLE AND IS  ON REQUEST

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