Path of Wool and Silk

 € 410

#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.

From Bologna

to Prato 

6 days,

5 nights

Hotels, B&B's

Medium difficulty

Extra: Single room surcharge,last minute bookings

Trip Shedule 

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

Download the application form 

Price :

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 ;
-Liability insurance.

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.

 Appennino Slow  Via del Poggio, 30 - 40050 Loiano (Bologna - Italy) - P. IVA  01935621209  

Tel. 379 1528959 - 339 8283383