Before leaving

Bologna, with its 40 km of arcades, is the starting point of the itinerary, Florence, a UNESCO heritage site, the place of arrival (but it could also be the other way around!).

In the middle there is the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, with its charm of a place yet to be discovered: the Naturalistic Reserve of the Pliocene Contrafforte, the "Flaminia militare", a road built in 187 BC by the will of the Roman consul C. Flaminio, the Castle del Trebbio, commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici, the Sanctuary of Monte Senario where the friars offer walkers the liqueur "Gemma di abeto", secretly prepared on site, the city of Fiesole, a jewel village of the Florentine hills of Etruscan foundation .. .

All this is the Via degli Dei, a non-religious itinerary but born from the spirit of a group of Bolognese walkers from the CAI Association (the Dû pâs e 'na gran magnè , Two steps and a great meal in dialect) who wanted to reach Florence to ... eat an excellent Florentine with the goliardic spirit of those who walk to enjoy the journey and the little things in life.
Equally it is a historical path that the Etruscans and Romans traveled to develop their trades, which merchants and travelers undertook during the Middle Ages, which saw tragic moments such as the Second World War (largely we are on the Gothic Line) and which today has to revive small Apennine villages that would otherwise have suffered the abandonment of their inhabitants due to lack of work or opportunities.

IDENTITY CARD OF THE WAY

Name: Via degli Dei

Monte Adone, Monzuno - Mons Iovis, Monte di Giove, Monte Venere, Monte Luario, Lua was the Roman goddess of atonement

 

Places crossed: From Bologna to Florence  

Length: about 130 km

Number of stages on foot: 5 or 6 but it can be modulated according to the weather and the aptitudes of the walkers

Number of stages on 2 wheels: 2 or 3

Credentials of the walk: Yes (not a religious document but a nice souvenir to take home)

Official Cartography:  Yes, in scale 1: 25.000 -> INFO

All info: infoSASSO Tourist Office, Via Porrettana 314, Sasso Marconi (Bo)

Contacts: 051 6758409 - info@infosasso.it  

Notes: Beautiful!

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Traveling aware

The Via degli Dei is a trek of almost 130 km and should not be underestimated. Find out everything you need to know to organize a trip without the unexpected!

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Cartography, credentials and guides

A journey begins even before leaving, when you plan, dream, organize .. Here you will find everything that can be useful along the way ...

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The new App Walk +

The Via degli Dei will be the first path in Italy to equip itself with the App Walk +, the outdoor guide with something more, free and interactive to discover the territory ...

Travel proposals

 Today the Via degli Dei is traveled by many people with different needs and, in recent years, it is being structured to offer the best services to all those who travel, often for the first time, on foot and by mountain bike.

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Organized trips

If you want to walk and leave without worries there are many possibilities, only and exclusively organized by operators of our territory, the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines!

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Inclusive trekking 

Since 2016 the Via degli Dei has been yellow with the NoisyVision Onlus project to walk the path in a group with a guide and sighted, blind and hypovendent participants ...

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Traveling with 6 legs

He is Rambo, one of the "hospitallers" ready to welcome you along your path. Organize the experience with your furry friend in a responsible way to never put him in trouble and make him have fun!