The Way of Wool and Silk

Tuscany and Emilia Romagna: two regions all to be discovered with this unique trial that from Prato (Florence), crosses breath-taking landscapes all the way to Bologna.

Prato (with its water system of "Cavalciotto”, of the “gore” and “gualchiere”) for centuries has been the district of wool meanwhile Bologna was once the main Capital of silk, still now the original canal-lock “Chiusa” (UNESCO Heritage Site) manages the distribution of water to the city.

Walking this route will give you the opportunity to see places rich in history, unusual landscapes and the local traditions of a welcoming population.




Overnight stay

On demand

From Prato 
to Bologna
6 days - 5 nights
Hotel, B&B,


Day 1 – 22 km:

Prato – Cavalciotto – Calvana – Vaiano. Start of the trekking from Piazza Duomo in Prato and arrival in Vaiano (Casa Bartolini).

Day 2 – 21 km:

Vaiano – Calvana – Vernio. Departure from Casa Bartolini and arrival in Vernio.

Day 3 – … km:

Vernio – Montepiano – Castiglione dei Pepoli. Departure from Vernio and arrival in Castiglione dei Pepoli.

Day 4 – 22 km:

Castiglione dei Pepoli – Burzanella – Grizzana Morandi. Departure from Castiglione dei Pepoli and arrival in Grizzana Morandi.

Day 5 – 27 km:

Grizzana Morandi – Monte Sole – Sasso Marconi. Departure from Grizzana Morandi and arrival in Sasso Marconi.

Day 6 – 23 km:

Sasso Marconi – Casalecchio – Bologna. Departure from Sasso Marconi and arrival in Bologna.

Recommended period: Spring and Autumn

The price includes:

- Overnight stay and breakfast in hotels;

- GAE Guide that will accompany you during the trail;

- Lunch bags (except the first day);
- City tax where expected;
- Liability insurance.


The price does not include:


- Single room surcharge;​​

- Extra food and drinks or other extras;

- Transfer by train and by bus;

- Anything not mentioned in the item "the price includes".


To make a reservation, it is necessary to complete the application form and sent to the indicated references.

A deposit is required for booking.

All transactions are to be made by bank transfer.

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

Tel. 379 1528959 - 339 8283383