VIA DELLA LANA E DELLA SETA
#thepathofwoolandsilk - #appenninoslow
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⚠ BASIC INFO ⚠
Where: from Bologna to Prato
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights (if needed extra night in Bologna and Prato can be added)
Accommodations: Hotel, B&B, Agriturismo
Difficulty level: medium
WHAT YOU'LL SEE
The Path of Wool and Silk (Via della Lana e della Seta) is a newfound trekking route connecting the cities of Bologna and Prato through a kaleidoscope of incredibly wild landscapes, rich in medieval architecture and industrial archeology linked to the textile manufacturing.
In fact, this itinerary connects the hydraulic plants of the Chiusa di Casalecchio (Sluice of Casalecchio) in Bologna with the ones of the Cavalciotto in Prato, connecting these two important cities.
Water was once essential to power the machinery of the textile industry of Prato and of the silk production of which Bologna was once capital.
A trekking route that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, filled with excellencies and tradition, and discover the history and culture hidden in this territory.
In this proposal we suggest to skip the part between Casalecchio and Sasso Marconi, dividing more equally the subsequent stages and stopping in smaller villages.
Day 1 - km 20
Arrival in Bologna, where a member of our team will personally meet you for a short brieﬁng on the logistics of your Trekking and arrange the luggage transport.
Urban trekking towards Casalecchio di Reno following the old canals, train to Sasso Marconi and departure for Monte Sole
Day 2 - km 19
Monte Sole - Burzanella
Day 3 - km 18
Burzanella - Rasora
Day 4 - km 20
Day 5 - km 20
Montecuccoli - Fabio
Day 6 - km 22
Fabio - Prato
---,00 € per person (travelling alone)
---,00 € per person (in 2+ people)
The price includes:
Overnight stay and breakfast in hotels, B&Bs, farmhouses;
Luggage transport between accomodations;
Via della lana e della Seta Map & guide;
Via della Lana e della Credential;
The price does not include:
Single room surcharge;
Packed lunch(+---€), dinners, extra food and drinks or other extras;
Transfer from Prato to Bologna;
City tax where due;
Anything not mentioned in the item "the price includes".
A deposit of about the 30% of the total amount of the package is required upon confirmation of your booking. In case your booking is requested within the 30 days prior to departure we will request the whole balance.
In order to satisfy your requests, booking should be sent at least 15 days in advance - 30 in June, July and August.