Path of Wool and Silk
#SlowTrips - #vialanaeseta 23/28 April and 23/28 September
They call it the "new Via degli Dei" but actually the Path of Wool and Silk has already its own strong identity to be discovered. An ancient Etruscan road, a Longobard route, it crosses feudal lands of the Franciscans and hides unexpected treasures both from a historical and cultural point of view and from a landscape and environmental point of view. Medieval abbeys alternate with places of "battle" of the Second World War along the four nature reserves that cross: the Hills of Bologna, the Historical Park of Monte Sole, the Park of the lakes of Suviana and Brasimone and the Monti della Calvana.
But the real fil rouge is obviously that of the waters and the vocation of the cities of departure and arrival of the route: Bologna, city of canals and spinning mills, silk capital for centuries, and Prato, ancient village of gore and fulling mills, center of wool production since the 13th century.
Extra: Single room surcharge,last minute bookings
Day 1 - 15 km , +100
Casalecchio - Sasso Marconi
Metting and departure from Casalecchio di Reno station
Day 2 - 27 km , +1400 - 950
Sasso Marconi - Grizzana Morandi
Day 3 - 22 km , +1100 - 1050
Grizzana Morandi - Castiglione dei Pepoli
Day 4 - km 20, +800 - 1250
Castiglione dei Pepoli - San Quirico di Vernio
Day 5 - 21 km , +1000 - 1100
San Quirico di Vernio - Vaiano
Day 5 - 22 km, +900 - 1000
Vaiano - Prato
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410,00 € per person in double/triple room
The price includes :
- Overnight stay in Hotels,B&B's, Farmhouses ;
- Expert professional guide to accompany the group ;
- Luggage transport between hotels;
- Lunch bags (except the first day) ;
- City tax where expected ;
Not included in the price :
- Single room surcharge ;
- Cene, alimenti e bevande supplementari ed extra in genere;
- Transfer to the starting point ;
- Everything not mentioned in ”the price includes".
Reservations must be made within 30 days of departure and full payment upon trip confirmation .A deposit of 50 euros is required at the time of booking.
The trip will confirmed upon reaching at least 8 participants.