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Wool and Silk Road

130 km / 69 km in Emilia-Romagna

This route passes through beautiful natural spots as well as historic and cultural sites in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, a place renowned for its excellent food and wine, local traditions, and the hamlets, villages, and natural parks scattered over the stunning landscape. This route also connects Bologna and Prato, two cities rich in history, which have thrived over the centuries thanks to their river harnessing works. With its sluice on the Reno river and canals, Bologna has been known for centuries as the capital of silk, whereas Prato was known as the city of the ancient Cavalciotto weir, canals, and fulling mills, as well as for its wool and textile tradition. This evocative route is open all year round, but we advise caution during winter months. ...

The Way of the Gods, Alta Via dei Parchi Way



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Events and places

Find all the other dates and events along the trail

From those of national importance to the more characteristic and picturesque and the points of interest for tourists along the trail.

Further events on this route will be available shortly

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From exclusive resorts and B&Bs to a more rural, religious kind of hospitality:
choose your accommodation in the breath-taking nature of the Bologna Apennines.

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Section dedicated to all the natural highlights of the region and path, from nature reserves to green areas

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Pilgrim's Bag

Food & wine and Typical Products

Tortellini, tagliatelle, DOCG wines from our hills and berries from the Apennines, not to mention tigelle, truffles and our age-old meat-processing tradition...
Discover the food specialities of the Emilia-Romagna Apennines.

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Section on places of worship and religious hospitality in the region and along the trail

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Legs & Open Data

Accommodations, points of interest, stops and GPS routes to build your application.
This is the section where APT Servizi Emilia Romagna provides freely all the data available on the Trail.