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Porretta Terme Transappenninica – Saturday June, 23th 2018

WHEN: Saturday June, 23th 2018   TIMES: Outward journey: Bologna C. le 10:30am - Porretta Terme 12:52am Return journey: Porretta Terme 6:45pm - Bologna C. le 9:10pm   ITINERARY: Outward journey: Bologna C. le 10:30am - Porretta Terme 12:52am Scheduled stops: Casalecchio di Reno (d.10:48am), Sasso Marconi (d.11:06am) Marzabotto (d.11:57am), Vergato (d.12:17am), Riola (d.12:35am). Return journey: Porretta Terme 6:45pm - Bologna C. le 9:10pm Scheduled stops: Riola (d.7:05pm), Vergato (d.7:18pm), Marzabotto (d.8:01pm), Sasso Marconi (d.8:32pm), Casalecchio di Reno (d.8:48pm).   INCLUDED: A ticket valid only for a round-trip on board of the historic train with steam locomotive Gr.640 + n.4 coaches model 1928R “Centoporte” + n1 coaches model 1937 series BZ32000. Passengers can get on and off the train at the scheduled intermediate stops. The passengers can use the voucher as ticket by printing out the document attached to the email received after payment.   RATES per person: € 15.00 full price (round-trip ticket) Free for children under 12 (Only one free ticket for each adult)   CANCELLATION POLICY The ticket is not refundable. 

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Transapppenninica - Discover the hot springs

A day dedicated to wellness, nature and history surrounded by the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. A train ride from Bologna to Porretta Terme along the ancient transappennine road of Ferrovia Porrettana. Together with an expert guide, you will visit the Porretta Terme historic city centre to discover its history, secrets and anecdotes as well as the centuries-old culture of hot springs.    HIGHLIGHTS Experience the thrill of travelling on an old historic train along Ferrovia Porrettana Enjoy a relaxing day Immerse yourself into the history of Porretta and its hot springs WHEN: Saturday June 30   TIME: 10h   LANGUAGES:  Italian / English   SCHEDULE AND MEETING POINT: Departure: 10:30am FROM BOLOGNA with historic train Excursion start: 3:30pm from the Porretta station square Excursion end: 6:00pm Arrival in Bologna with historic train: 9:10pm. Free time available to enjoy events part of “Festival dell’Acqua” and for lunch. INCLUDED: Return Bologna-Porretta train ticket Professional guide   RATE: Full price: € 30.00 Chidren up to 12 years old: € 15.00   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Transappenninica - Riding between villages and castles

A day dedicated to wellness, nature and history surrounded by the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. A train ride from Bologna to Porretta Terme along the ancient transappennine road of Ferrovia Porrettana. A pedal-assist bicycle excursion surrounded by nature suitable for the whole family that will take you from Porretta to Castelluccio and return. Among beech and chestnut woods, you will appreciate artistic and architectural beauties such as the Medieval Manservisi castle and the 16th century church of San Michele Arcangelo in Capugnano.   HIGHLIGHTS Experience the thrill of travelling on a historic train along Ferrovia Porrettana Enjoy a relaxing day in the Apennines Discover the history of Castelluccio   RATE Full price: € 60.00 Children up to 12 years old: € 45.00   WHEN: Saturday June 30   TIME: 10h   LANGUAGES:  Italian / English   ITINERARY: Porretta terme- Capugnano – Castelluccio – Porretta Terme   SCHEDULE AND MEETING POINT: Departure: 10:30am FROM BOLOGNA with historic train Excursion start: 2:30pm from the Porretta station square Excursion end: 6:30pm Arrival in Bologna with historic train: 9pm. Free time available to enjoy events part of “Festival dell’Acqua” and for lunch.   INCLUDED: Return Bologna-Porretta train tickets Guide E-bike rent Insurance RATE: Full price: € 60.00 Chidren up to 12 years old: € 45.00   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Transappenninica - Weekend in the apennines between castles and waterfalls

A weekend surrounded by nature in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. A train ride from Bologna to Porretta Terme along the ancient transappennine road of Ferrovia Porrettana. Nature, man and water. Discover more about the relationship between man and water in a weekend during the Festival Nazionale dell’Acqua in Porretta Terme.                                              The Bologna Apennines is home to true natural and artistic gems: over the weekend, you will visit the amazing Rocchetta Mattei castle and enjoy the spectacular Labante caves.   HIGHLIGHTS Experience the thrill of travelling on a historic train along Ferrovia Porrettana Enjoy the magic of enchanted locations such as the Rocchetta Castle and Labante caves Attend Festival dell’Acqua staying in a lovely hotel in Porretta WHEN: June 23   LENGTH: 2 days   LANGUAGES:  Italian / English   PROGRAMME: Saturday morning: - 10.30 am departure from Bologna Central station with historic train - 12.52 pm arrival in Porretta Terme and check-in at the hotel - Free lunch Saturday afternoon: - 3.22 pm train transfer to Riola di Vergato and to the Rocchetta Mattei castle - 4 pm entry and guided tour of the Rocchetta Mattei castle - 5.40 pm transfer to the Riola station and return to Porretta Terme Saturday evening: - Free dinner - 9 pm Piazza della Libertà, Electro Harmonix (Pink Floyd cover band) concert as part of Festival dell’Acqua - Overnight stay in a Porretta Terme hotel  Sunday morning: - 8.22 am train departure for Vergato - 9 am transfer to Labante - Guided excursion to the Grotta di Labante geological site; Walk suitable for everyone; closed shoes with suitably grooved sole needed - 12.30 pm transfer to Vergato - Free lunch and return to Bologna by train   INCLUDED: Standard train ticket and return Bologna-Porretta ticket 1 overnight stay in 3 star hotel in double room with buffet breakfast (single room supplement n Euro) Guide and shuttle bus transfers Entry to Rocchetta Mattei Insurance   RATE: Full price: € 95.00 Children up to 12 years old: € 70.00   NOTE: Lunches and dinners not included.  

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Transappenninica e benessere alle Terme

Un weekend all’insegna di benessere, natura e storia immersi nel paesaggio dell’Appennino Tosco Emiliano. Un viaggio in treno Da Bologna a Porretta Terme lungo l’antica via transappenninica della ferrovia porrettana. Le acque termali, che hanno segnato la storia di questi luoghi, sono qui celebrate attraverso il connubio di eventi e iniziative: la Notte Celeste, dedicata a tutti i centri termali dell’Emilia Romagna e il Festival Nazionale dell’Acqua per valorizzare l’acqua come forte elemento identitario di questo territorio. Attraverso l’escursione alle vie cittadine e al vicino Monte della Croce avrete occasione di percorrere la storia del paese e delle terme, senza dimenticare la tradizione della gustosa panificazione locale.   HIGHLIGHTS Vivi l’emozione di viaggiare su un antico treno storico tra crepacci e gole mozzafiato  Goditi una giornata rilassante alle terme Scopri la storia e le peculiarità di Porretta assieme ad una guida esperta. SCHEDA TECNICA   VALIDITÀ: 23- 24 giugno   DURATA: 2 giorni   LINGUA: Italiano/Inglese   PROGRAMMA: Sabato mattina: - Ore 10.30 partenza dalla stazione di Bologna Centrale con treno storico - Ore 12.52 arrivo a Porretta Terme e sistemazione in albergo - Pranzo libero Sabato pomeriggio: - Ore 15.00 degustazione di acque di sorgente, birre e vini locali all’interno del programma del Festival dell’Acqua - Ore 16.00 visita guidata allo Stabilimento Termale e alla Gallerie delle Sorgenti di Porretta Terme con ingresso alla piscina termale, percorso vascolare e sauna - Cena tematica “La Transappenninica”, alla scoperta della storia della Ferrovia Porrettana con un esclusivo menu Sabato sera: - Ore 21.00 Programma del Festival dell’Acqua, serata musicale - Pernottamento presso albergo di Porretta Terme Domenica mattina:  - Ore 10.00 escursione guidata dal centro del paese a Monte della Croce con visita allo Storico Forno Corsini. Passeggiata turistica adatta a tutti con dislivello di 100m per raggiungere Monte della Croce. Necessarie scarpe chiuse con suola scolpita. - Pranzo libero e rientro a Bologna in treno   LA QUOTA INCLUDE: • Biglietti del treno ordinario e del treno storico Bologna-Porretta A/R • 1 pernottamento in albergo 3 stelle in camera doppia con prima colazione a buffet (supplemento camera singola n euro) • Guida escursionistica • Visita allo stabilimento termale e alle Gallerie delle sorgenti di Porretta Terme • Ingresso alla piscina vascolare, piscina termale e sauna • Visita degustazione al Forno Corsini • Assicurazione di responsabilità civile • Cena tematica “La transappenninica”   QUOTA: Intero: € 120,00 Fino a 12 anni: € 100,00  

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Green Tour - Hiking in the Bolognese Hills

Impressive walk that shows the beauty of the Bolognese hills. From Piazza Maggiore, we will hike the hills just beyond the city walls, through the Villa Spada garden, under the spell of panoramas and views of Bologna's historic centre. We will reach the sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, an ancient place of worship and a city's landmark, visible from far away in all directions. The long porticoed path is of unique beauty as the hills that surround it. A guided hiking of considerable charm, which is an invitation to discover and appreciate the hilly side of the Bologna area, an integral part of the city, rich in nature, history and art. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: 24/03 - 2/04 - 7/04 - 21/04 - 5/05 - 19/05 - 8/09 - 22/09 - 6/10 - 20/10 TIMES: 9:15am LENGTH: half-day (return at 1pm) LANGUAGES: Italian/English  MEETING PLACE: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 Attention: On Monday April 2nd, the meeting point will be outside of the Tourist information and incoming services point in Piazza Maggiore INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking guide  Bus ticket USEFUL INFORMATION Walking shoes are recommended. The ability to walk up and down on hills is required. In case of recent rain soil can be slippery. The guide will evaluate and vary the route depending on the terrain conditions and the possibilities of the visit. It's an half day tour. A supply of personal water and a small snack during the course in your backpack (snack, honey, dried fruit) can be useful to accompany the walk. The hiking tour is cancelled in case of heavy rain RATE: € 25.00 per person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Kids Treasure Hunt Tour

Exploring the historical centre of Bologna with your family has never been so fun and easy! Follow the map and participate in a real treasure hunt! This stroller-friendly walking tour will take you around the most beautiful squares and monuments of Bologna, while the kids are busy searching for the symbols of Bologna.  Make their trip meaningful and memorable, while you enjoy the sites with them. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! WHEN: Everyday - upon request   LENGTH: 3 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Guided tour   RATE: € 38.00 per person Minimum 6 adults, free for children under 12 Tour suitable for strollers   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

Risciò Bi-Bo tour

The Bi-Bo Tour is a captivating experience where you can discover some of the most fascinating stories found in the heart of the historic city center of Bologna conducted with a sustainable approach. You will be guided by our peddlers and an interactive tour guide containing rich references in video, audio and photography. In only 60 minutes you will be immersed in the hidden magic of Bologna. You can choose from two different themed- centered itineraries: “Bologna: history and legends” and “Bologna, the city of music”. You can indulge into a relaxing and unique experience. Bi-Bo Tours are a social-benefit project. When you take our tours, you support the employment of people in disadvantaged circumstances. ITINERARIES: BOLOGNA: HISTORY AND LEGENDS – Visitors will discover the stories and legends that are hidden in both the emblematic and least-known places of the historic city center of Bologna. A real opportunity to dive into the past! BOLOGNA, THE CITY OF MUSIC – Unbeknownst to most, every street in Bologna has a captivating story related to music. During this tour, you can discover the people and situations that made of Bologna a laboratory of creativity and cultural development.  You will have access to rarely-known images and music.   HIGHLIGHTS Italian / english audioguide Complete tour on risckshaw with two itineraries 1h tour WHEN: Every Thursday, Wednsday, Saturday and Sunday, holidays included except January 1st   LENGTH: 1h   TIMETABLE: Winter schedule, from the 14th October 2017 until the 24th march 2018,  10am - 7pm Timeslots: 10:00am; 11:00am; 12:00pm; 01:00pm; 02:00pm; 03:00pm; 04:00pm; 05:00pm; 06:00pm Summer schedule, from the 25th March 2018 until the 27th October 2018, 10 am - 8pm Timeslots: 10:00am; 11:00am; 12:00pm; 01:00pm; 02:00pm; 03:00pm; 04:00pm; 05:00pm; 06:00pm; 07:00pm   MEETING POINT: Piazza Re Enzo, 1-4, Bologna BO (in front of the Exibition Bologna Fotografata)   THE PRICE INCLUDE: Audio guided tour on riskshaw with driver   RATE: €50,00 full price / riskshaw (maximum capacity of 2 people) LAUNCH OFFER €35,00 p/riskshaw, valid until July 1st 2018 (maximum capacity of 2 people)   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: +39 051 6583111 email: booking@bolognawelcome.it   RISCIÒ BI-BO TOUR tel: +39 338 2222000 email: tourbibo@gmail.com

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Zola Jazz & wine: wine tasting and jazz tour on the gentle bologna hills

A pleasant walk on the green Bologna hills, a glass of excellent local wine and the sweet sound of Jazz: the ideal setting to spend a lovely day surrounded by nature just a stone’s throw from the city Together with your guide, you’ll discover the Zola Predosa hills, admire rural landscapes and take in romantic views over the plain and Bologna. You’ll walk as far as Pieve di San Lorenzo in Collina, where both your body and spirit will be restored. Follow the sound of Jazz and return to Azienda Vitivinicola Lodi Corazza, where you’ll take part in the #ZolaJazz&Wine vineyard concert. You’ll not only get the chance to listen to the Zanchini and Mirabassi duo, but also enjoy a north-European picnic paired with a tasting session of local wines.   HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in nature among the rural landscape of the Zola Predosa hills End your day with the right sound: tasting session of local wines, picnic and jazz concert    RATE: € 30.00 p/person   DATA SHEET   WHEN: Saturday 23 June   TIME: 15:20   LENGTH: 7h   LANGUAGES: Italian / English   DEPARTURE TIMETABLE AND MEETING POINT At 15:30 - departure from Azienda Vitivinicola Lodi Corazza   INCLUDED: Hiking Dinner with picnic basket, with the following products: sandwich of rye bread, salmon, cheese creem (also in veggie and vegan version upon request)  meatballs with sauce smoked potatoes salad Sweden apple cake and biscuits Concert RATE: € 30.00 p/person   NOTE: Adults and adolescents aged 12 and above can participate in the hike. (the minors under 18 must be accompanied). In case of bad weather, and for safety reasons, the hike could be subject to change or cancellation under the exclusive guidance of the guide, while the concert will be held in the same wine cellar.   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Zola jazz & wine: wine tasting and jazz tour on the gentle Bologna hills - transfers included

A pleasant walk on the green Bologna hills, a glass of excellent local wine and the sweet sound of Jazz: the ideal setting to spend a lovely day surrounded by nature just a stone’s throw from the city Together with your guide, you’ll discover the Zola Predosa hills, admire rural landscapes and take in romantic views over the plain and Bologna. You’ll walk as far as Pieve di San Lorenzo in Collina, where both your body and spirit will be restored. Follow the sound of Jazz and return to Azienda Vitivinicola Lodi Corazza, where you’ll take part in the #ZolaJazz&Wine vineyard concert. You’ll not only get the chance to listen to the Zanchini and Mirabassi duo, but also enjoy a north-European picnic paired with a tasting session of local wines.   HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in nature among the rural landscape of the Zola Predosa hills End your day with the right sound: tasting session of local wines, picnic and jazz concert  Transfers included   RATE: € 60.00 p/person   DATA SHEET   WHEN: Saturday 23 June   TIME: 15:00   LENGTH: 7h30   LANGUAGES: Italian / English   MEETING POINT AND TRANSFER TIMETABLE: At 15:00 - departure from Autostazione di Bologna, Piazza XX Settembre, 6 At 22:00 – return to Bologna   DEPARTURE TIMETABLE AND RETURN TIMETABLE: Hike departure time - 15:30 Return from hike – about 19:00   INCLUDED: Transfers  Hiking Dinner with picnic basket, with the following products: - sandwich of rye bread, salmon, cheese creem (also in veggie and vegan version upon request)  - meatballs with sauce - smoked potatoes salad - Sweden apple cake and biscuits  Concert   RATE: € 60.00 p/person   NOTE: Adults and adolescents aged 12 and above can participate in the hike. (the minors under 18 must be accompanied). In case of bad weather, and for safety reasons, the hike could be subject to change or cancellation under the exclusive guidance of the guide, while the concert will be held in the same wine cellar.   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.

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Biking Bologna

Why not bike to the city’s five most attractive sites with a local guide? Wander through the ancient streets of the university district; sniff your way through the aromas wafting from delicatessens, see the green parks and the secret corners of Bologna. The tour route will provide a reminiscent peek at a hidden side of Bologna. IMPORTANT INFO   WHEN: Every Sunday  From April to June, 2018 except:  Sunday April 1   TIMES: 10am     LENGTH: 2 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING POINT: Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna  Bike centre  Via dell’Indipendenza 71/z, under the Pincio Terrace   ITINERARY: Approx. length: 10 km on flat terrain Dynamo, Piazza Verdi (University district), Piazza Santo Stefano, Giardini Margherita, Porta Saragozza, Via della Grada, Mercato delle Erbe (covered market), Manifattura delle Arti (cultural district).   INCLUDED: Professional tour guide Wireless tour guide system Bicycle Helmet, a lock and lights Water bottle Route Map 50% off the purchase of one drink at Dynamo – La Velostazione di Bologna Third-party liability insurance USEFUL INFORMATION A valid ID CARD must be shown at the beginning of the tour.    RATE per person: € 25.00 adults € 12.50 children under 12 (kids' bike included) € 5.00 children in child's seat on parent's bike up to 22kg bodyweight (child's bike seat included) 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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La Campagna a Vapore

Partecipa all’evento “la campagna a vapore”, un’esperienza che ti permetterà di scoprire tutti i segreti della canapa, visitare il museo e partecipare all’Open day del gusto con l’esposizione, la degustazione e la vendita di prodotti tipici e tradizionali. Avrai la possibilità di partire da Bologna e ritornare a casa il pomeriggio!   HIGHLIGHTS Partecipa all’evento “la campagna a vapore” Prova antichi lavori attraverso workshop e laboratori. Goditi l’open day del gusto, un viaggio tra i sapori della pianura. SCHEDA TECNICA   VALIDITÀ: Domenica 24 giugno 2018    ORARIO E PUNTO DI INCONTRO: Ore 10.30 presso il parcheggio dei bus all’interno dell’Autostazione di Bologna    PROGRAMMA: ore 10.30 partenza da Bologna ore 11.00 Visita alla sezione della canapa del Museo della civiltà contadina di Bentivoglio e campo di canapa a cura di Prospectiva s.c.a r.l. e possibilità di assistere al laboratorio di panificazione "Un giorno da  fornaio" con pane di canapa, a cura dell'azienda agricola Puro Petroniano. A seguire pranzo libero (stand gastronomico, Locanda Smeraldi, chiosco crescentine, espositori enogastronomici) e possibilità di visitare liberamente il museo e gli espositori della festa ore 15.00 Laboratorio di tessitura con telaio a cornice, per la realizzazione di un arazzo personale> a cura di Laura Guerinoni www.lauraguerinoni.com ore 17.00 ripartenza per Bologna ore 18.00 Arrivo a Bologna LINGUA: Italiano    LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Guida specializzata parlante italiano Trasferimento con pullman privato Partecipazione agli eventi e workshop   QUOTA: € 15,00 intero adulti € 7,50 ridotto (under 12) Gratuito 0-3 anni   MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Se effettui la cancellazione almeno 1 giorno prima della partenza pianificata, non è prevista alcuna penale di cancellazione. Oltre questo termine, ti sarà addebitato l'importo totale della prenotazione.  

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