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THE HILLS OUTSIDE THE DOOR 2019

Back for the thirteenth year, the program of walks and hikes in the hills that rise near Bologna and in many places in the Bologna area, from the Pliocene Contrafforte to the Gessi Bolognesi, from the Savena and Reno valleys to the Monteveglio hills.

Sunday April 14 10 am – 3 pm
The Via del Reno between Trebbo and Casalecchio

The Via del Reno is a hiking route that from the springs in the Tuscan territory follows the river to Casalecchio. For the occasion we travel a new stretch in the project. From the Bosco della Pace of Trebbo, go up the Reno on the right bank, between river vegetation, quarries, abandoned industrial areas, arches of old and new infrastructures. Conclusion to the historic Casalecchio enclosure.
10 am – 3 pm Meeting in Trebbo di Reno, in front of the church of San Giovanni Battista; from Bologna bus 92, 9.10 am, “Autostazione” stop in via Indipendenza; arrival in Trebbo, stop "Lame / Don Minzoni". Return from Casalecchio with bus 20. Accompanies CAI BO.

Sunday 28th April 10am – 12.30pm
Songs, activities and poetry of birds in the park

April is the month that the birds devote to laying and hatching eggs. The walk is an opportunity to describe the habits of the most common species, recognize some of them, listen to their verses and songs, read the texts of famous poets dedicated to them.
10 am Departure from the entrance to the Villa Ghigi Park in Via San Mamolo (Giardino Norma Mascellani). Accompanies Villa Ghigi Foundation.

Sunday 5 May 9.45am-4pm
Memory and peace

In the 75th year of the Monte Sole massacre, a walk along the Memorial and Naturalistic path to touch some of the sites of the terrible massacres of the autumn of 1944 (cemetery of Casaglia, Cerpiano, Brigadello), reaching the summit of Monte Sole and then return to Vado.
9.45 am-4 pm Meeting at the station of Vado / Monzuno. From Bologna, train for Prato at 9.08. Return by train at 4.15pm or 5.19pm. Accompanies PassoBarbasso.

Sunday 12th May 10am-12.30 pm
The roots of wine

Colette wrote that "only the vineyard makes the true taste of the earth intelligible". Digging a deep trench through the rows of an ancient park vineyard and observing the roots develop in the soil, it will be possible to discover what makes a wine unique. A morning with the managers of the park's vineyards to discover that Colette was right.
10 am-12.30 pm Departure from the parking lot of the Villa Ghigi Park along Via di Gaibola. Accompanies Villa Ghigi Foundation.

Sunday 19th May 9.30am-5pm
Between gullies and vineyards

A day in the small Regional Park of the Abbey of Monteveglio: a unique treasure chest of biodiversity, with incredibly wild areas, rolling hills planted with vines and beautiful medieval reminiscences.
9.30 am – 5 pm Meeting in front of the town hall of Monteveglio. From Bologna: train to Vignola at 8.18 am, descent to Bazzano and from here bus 657 to 9.23 am for Monteveglio. Return: from Monteveglio, bus at 5.06 pm for Bazzano and train at 6.03 pm for Bologna. Accompanies Madreselva.

Sunday, May 26th 9 am-5pm
Churches, convents and villages in the hills above Bologna

An itinerary on the hills behind the city to admire churches and convents of medieval origin (the Osservanza, the hermitage of Ronzano, the churches of Gaibola and Roncrio) and get to the evocative villages of Gessaroli between Monte Donato and San Ruffillo, historic places of selenite extraction, where today's inhabitants, aware and proud of this origin, will welcome us on the occasion of their annual party.
9 am-5pm Meeting at Porta San Mamolo, in the churchyard of the church of SS. Annunziata. Return from San Ruffillo (bus 13 or 96). Accompanies CAI BO in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR.

Sunday 2 June
Plant weaves: willows and other plants used in the countryside

A walk in the park guided by a master basket maker and dedicated to willows, vitalba, sanguinello, hazel and other species with flexible branches, which were once used for real

Bologna Art Hotels services:
- Accommodation
- Rich Buffet Breakfast
- Internet navigation (wireless connection in all rooms)
- Free use of hotel bycicles

On request, the following services can be provided:
- Round transport from and to the Airport G. Marconi of Bologna
- Bus city tour with City Red Bus
- Special city guided tours (Bologna’s Towers, shopping, Gourmet tour, etc.)

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