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BIKE TOUR CLASSIC

Discover Bologna on a guided bike tour past its most beautiful monuments and through its prettiest quarters. You can visit the city every Sunday by bike, by taking part in a 2-hour guided tour to enjoy the city while on the move. Setting off from the Bike station, you will follow a well-structured itinerary in the heart of the centre, passing through the most beautiful and enchanting districts, enjoying the architecture, smells from the markets and green areas. On this fun bike ride, you will discover all the things it would be impossible to see on foot in such a short space of time.   HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the city comfortably by bike • Soak up the atmosphere of the place in the company of a local guide • Price includes use of bike, chain lock, lights and helmet   WHEN:  Sunday 28 April to 29 September 2019 TIMES: 10 am  LENGTH:  2 hours ITINERARY:  University District, Piazza Santo Stefano, Giardini Margherita, Mercato delle Erbe, Manifattura delle Arti LANGUAGE:  Italian, English MEETING POINT:  Dynamo Bike Station, via Indipendenza 71/z INCLUDED:  Specialised tour guide; Earphones; Bike hire with chain lock, lights and helmet; Civil liability insurance RATE:  €25.00 per person  CANCELLATION POLICY:  free cancellation up to 12 hours before departure

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LIKE A LOCAL

Learn about the real Bologna with a guided tour by bike, cycling between places in the city that you would never expect to find. If you think you have already seen everything in Bologna but you would like to seek out its hidden corners and discover curiosities that only a local can tell you, then this is the tour for you! Cycling along new routes each time, every Saturday you will be guided off tourism’s beaten track to discover Bologna’s real districts. Like a true local from Bologna, you will cycle around by biga, the name for bike in dialect, in the company of local guides, past monuments, parks, buildings and street art, listening to lesser known anecdotes and unique facts that only this city can offer. HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the most authentic and fascinating places off tourism’s beaten track • Experience the city like a true Bolognese on board your “biga” • Price includes use of bike, lock chain, lights and helmet WHEN:  Saturday 27 April to 28 September 2019 TIMES: 10 am  LENGTH:  2 hours LANGUAGE:  Italian, English MEETING POINT:  Dynamo Bike Station, via Indipendenza 71/z INCLUDED:  Specialised tour guide; Earphones; Bike hire with chain lock, lights and helmet; Civil liability insurance RATE:  €20.00 per person  CANCELLATION POLICY:  free cancellation up to 12 hours before departure

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TOUR OF STADIO DALL’ARA

Enjoy Stadio Renato Dall’Ara (Renato Dall'Ara Stadium) to the fullest on a guided tour of the temple of Bologna football. Enter the home of Bologna F.C. which, every Saturday, opens its doors to football supporters/enthusiasts. A specialist guide will lead you through the tunnel and onto the pitch passing by the dressing rooms and press room. See the exclusive areas of a stadium that has lit up the hearts of the supporters with the Bologna championship, the Italy 1990 World Cup and many other sports and non-sporting events.   HIGHLIGHTS  A Saturday dedicated to sports for families and enthusiasts Enter the dressing rooms and the pitch like a true footballer Learn more about the history of Bologna F.C. and its stadium   RATE FULL PRICE: € 15.00 p/person REDUCED: €12.00 children between 6 an d 18 y.o. FREE: children under 5 y.o. WHEN: Every Saturday until December 15th except November 17th   TIMETABLE: 3:30pm LENGTH: 1h30min   LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: via dello sport 6 - Tribune entrance INCLUDED: Italian/English speaking guide and entrance to the stadium 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.

RUNNING TOUR: VIEWS AND GARDENS

A running tour to discover Bologna between breathless views and lush gardens. Discover Bologna while running in the company of a specialised guide who will show you and illustrate the city’s beauties in a dynamic way. Starting from the city centre, you will visit the most enchanting places with short stops in the most interesting locations. Along the one hour itinerary, the first hills will lead you to San Michele in Bosco with its privileged view, continue towards the Giardini Margherita, a historic park popular with all Bologna joggers thanks to its lawns and tree-lined paths, and ending in the majestic Piazza Maggiore. HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the pleasure of running through Giardini Margherita Admire the view from San Michele in Bosco See the city while making the most of your time and keeping fit ITINERARY Oratorio Spirito Santo, San Michele in Bosco, Giardini Margherita, Basilica di San Domenico, Piazza Maggiore   WHEN:  Sunday 7 April, 28 April, 5 May, 26 May, 2 June, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June and 30 June Friday 19 April TIMETABLE:  8am LENGTH:  1 hour  LANGUAGE:  English / Italian MEETING POINT:  Piazza della Mercanzia  INCLUDED:  Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  RATE:  € 35.00 p/person 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. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Running tour with brief stops and explanations in the most interesting points. Indicative pace: 6’00’ per km/ 9’40 per mile. Itinerary with a slight 600 m slope Length: 7.5 km / 4.65 miles  

RUNNING TOUR: TOWERS AND PORTICOES

A running tour to discover Bologna, its city centre, towers and porticoes. Run to discover Bologna in the company of an expert guide who will show you and illustrate the beauty of the city centre. Let yourself be enchanted by the towers and the arcades, or porticoes, the symbols of the city, while you learn more about their history and many curiosities. You will make short stops in fascinating historic places such as the university area, Montagnola park and the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano and the Due Torri. A one hour itinerary to discover Bologna’s secrets while keeping fit and making the most of your time. HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy the pleasure of running in a Medieval historic centre Lean more about the Bologna towers and porticoes See the city while making the most of your time and keeping fit WHEN:  Saturday 6 April, 20 April, 27 April, 4 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 22 June and 29 June TIMETABLE:  8am  LENGTH:  1 hour  LANGUAGE:  English / Italian  MEETING POINT:  Piazza della Mercanzia  INCLUDED:  Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  RATE:  € 35.00 p/person CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel at least 2 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. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Running tour with brief stops and explanations in the most interesting points. Indicative pace: 6’00’ per km/ 9’40 per mile. Flat itinerary Length: 7.5 km / 4.65 miles

Rocchetta Mattei and old villages

A daily itinerary will allow you to discover some of the artistic excellences of the Bolognese Apennines. A walk inside La Scola village, where time seems to have stopped; a visit to the Montovolo Sanctuary, where religion meet history; the spectacular scenery of the Sasso di Vigo; the amazing beauty of Rocchetta Mattei, a mysterious castle with an exotic style. A wonderful fling to be flung, accompanied by an expert guide, without giving up an excellent lunch with local products.

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Taste tour Parmigiano Reggiano dairy, cooking class, homemade lunch, farm winery

A tasting tour to discover authentic flavors: you will see up close how Parmigiano Reggiano is made, the processing and maturing of this fine cheese, in a traditional cheese factory on the mountains; you will take part in a cooking class; you will have lunch with the excellences of the territory and you will discover the recipes of the mountain cuisine; you will watch the milling of grain in an old water mill and taste the delicacies freshly baked; you will end the day with a wine tasting experience of excellent organic wine in a local winery. A comfortable minivan, an expert tour leader will be part of your food experience, in which every dish excites your taste buds.

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TRA SOGNO E FIABA: VISITA ALLA ROCCHETTA MATTEI

Visita l’affascinante Rocchetta Mattei, un vero gioiello nascosto nell’Appennino, con viaggio andata e ritorno direttamente da Bologna inclusi. Il sabato, grazie ad un tour di 4 ore con trasporto incluso, avrai l’opportunità di visitare un luogo davvero unico nel suo genere: la Rocchetta Mattei a Grizzana Morandi. Un vero castello fiabesco voluto dal Conte Cesare Mattei, realizzato negli stili architettonici più svariati, dal moresco al medievale, dal liberty al gotico. Partendo da Bologna in autobus, raggiungerai questo luogo da sogno e in compagnia di una guida esperta visiterai il labirinto di torri, saloni, scalinate monumentali che lo costituiscono. Ascolterai le storie e gli aneddoti del Conte, sulla sua medicina alternativa e sui suoi illustri pazienti, scoprirai tutto sulle sale, sugli oggetti e sugli ambienti della Rocchetta.   VALIDITÁ*: Domenica 15 settembre – 29 settembre - 06 ottobre  *si svolge solo al raggiungimento del numero minimo di 15 partecipanti ORARI Ore 14.30: Partenza in bus da Piazza Malpighi Ore 14.40: Partenza in bus da Fermata Certosa Ore 14.50: Partenza in bus da Fermata Casa della Conoscenza Casalecchio di Reno Ore 16.00 : Arrivo alla Rocchetta, ingresso e visita guidata Ore 17.30 : Ripartenza dalla Rocchetta verso per Bologna Ore 18.30 : arrivo a Bologna NB: gli orari sono indicativi e potrebbero subire lievi modifiche DURATA: 4 ore LINGUA: italiano e inglese RITROVO: Piazza Malpighi LA QUOTA INCLUDE: - trasporto a/r con bus  - ingresso e visita guidata del castello   - accompagnatore per tutta la durata del viaggio QUOTA: € 33,00 intero € 20,00 ridotto per bambini 6-12 anni, gratuito per bambini fino a 5 anni    MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Cancellazione gratuità fino a 48 ore prima della partenza

Marzabotto, Etruscan town and Monte Sole: between history and memory

An itinerary will allow you to discover one of the most suggestive and interesting places of the Bolognese Apennines. A visit to the Parish Church of San Lorenzo, where the perfection of Romanesque architecture can be seen in all its splendor; a walk along the Reno river, one of the most important waterways in the region; the Air Museum, where you are able to discover the remains of the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua; the Historical Park of Monte Sole, an enchanting nature reserve and a symbol of the Italian history; the solemn Memorial to the Civilian Fallen, a monument to memory.

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TRADIZIONI MONTANARE E GIOIELLI NATURALISTICI

Un tour guidato per chi ama immergersi nell’incontaminata natura dell’Appenninosenza rinunciare alla scoperta delle tradizioni culinarie e le architetture dei borghi medievali. Ogni seconda Domenica del mese, sarai accompagnato all’interno di un caseificio dove potrai assaggiare i prodotti e assistere alla lavorazione del Parmigiano Reggiano, che viene ancora eseguita secondo l’antica tradizione. Continuerai la tua visita nello storico borgo di Roffeno, dove sorge l’omonima Pieve dalla pregiata struttura romanica, al cui interno potrai ammirare l’antica fonte battesimale, un piccolo “gioiello” dal grande valore artistico. Sarai guidato tra le vie del borgo, unico nella sua intatta conservazione storica, nel quale si trova un seicentesco mulino ad acqua. Ammirerai infine gli inediti paesaggi appenninici tra le Grotte di Labante, dove potrai esplorare la spettacolare grotta naturale e la sua bellissima cascata, un luogo di suggestione apprezzato da tutti gli amanti della natura. HIGHLIGHTS Degusta e scopri le tradizionali lavorazioni del Parmigiano Reggiano Visita il borgo medievale di Roffeno e la sua antica Pieve romana, unici nella loro conservazione artistica Immergiti nella natura incontaminata ed esplora le bellissime Grotte di Labante dai paesaggi mozzafiato VALIDITÀ: La seconda domenica del mese da aprile a settembre. ORARI: Ore 09:30 DURATA: 8h30min LINGUA: Italiano / inglese / francese RITROVO: Pieve di Roffeno, via Rocca di Roffeno - Vergato (BO) LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Guida ambientale escursionistica o accompagnatore turistico per l'intera giornata. Visita alla produzione casearia di un caseificio di montagna e degustazione. Assicurazione di responsabilità civile. ITINERARIO: Ore 9:30 ritrovo presso Pieve di Roffeno Transfer con auto propria presso un caseificio, per visita alle fasi mattutine di lavorazione casearia, in particolare del Parmigiano Reggiano Ore 11:30 transfer con auto propria presso la Pieve di Roffeno per visita alla Pieve romanica, alla fonte battesimale altomedievale, al borgo medievale e mulino ad acqua seicentesco Ore 13,30 pranzo libero Ore 16.00 ritrovo presso Chiesa di San Cristoforo, per visita alle Grotte di Labante, monumento geologico di maggiore interesse della Valle del Reno con la sua cascata e la sua formazione calcarea Ore 18.00 rientro QUOTA p/persona: €42,00 p/persona €30,00 p/persona per bambini dai 6 ai 12 anni Gratuito per i bambini di età inferiore ai 6 anni MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Cancellazione gratuita entro 48 ore prima della partenza del tour, oltre penale del 100% Le cancellazioni sono da comunicare per email info@appenninogeopark.com ad e incoming@bolognawelcome.it CONTATTO UTILE: BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: 051 6580190 email: incoming@bolognawelcome.it  APPENNINO GEOPARK tel: 348 3408892 email: info@appenninogeopark.com

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A TREK AMONG ANCIENT TOWNS AND A VISIT TO THE CA’ DI MONTI FARM

A day dedicated to nature surrounded by the charming Apennine landscape and ancient towns and the chance to savour genuine local dishes. Alongside a specialised GAE guide and starting off from Madonna dei Fornelli, you will walk along some stretches of the famous Cammino degli Dei and discover a few historic towns such as Zaccanesca and Cedracchia. You can then regain your energy with a picnic of local products and the spectacular views over valle del Sambro. You will end the excursion at the Ca’ di Monti farm, where you will be welcomed with a tasting session of exceptional dairy products. HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the ancient towns in the Apennines and make the most of the Via degli Dei on a unique trek. • Enjoy a picnic of local products in an enchanting location surrounded by unspoilt nature. • Visit the Ca’ di Monti farm and savour dairy products. WHEN: Saturday June 22nd 2019 Saturday July 27th 2019 Saturday August 24th 2019 Sunday September 29th 2019 Sunday October 27th 2019 TIMETABLE: 9:30 am LENGTH: 6 hours 30 min LANGUAGE: Italian / English MEETING POINT: 9:30 - Madonna dei Fornelli (San Benedetto Val di Sambro) INCLUDED: Trek with a professional GAE guide Pic-nic with typical local products Tasting session of dairy products and visit to the Ca’ di Monti Farm Insurance Small souvenir ITINERARY: 9:30 am meeting in Madonna dei Fornelli and registration 10:00 am departure 12:00 pm arrival at the Cà di Paiarino viewpoint and pic-nic area. 1:00 pm departure for Cà di Monti 2:00 pm tour of the farm with tasting session 4:00 pm return to Madonna dei Fornelli RATE: €78.00 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel 48 hours 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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Visit of the Chiusa di Casalecchio

Can you imagine Bologna as a city of water, crossed by a system of canals? It isn’t easy nowadays, is it? Nevertheless, there’s a place where you can go backwards in time and discover the most ancient hydraulic artifact in Europe still in use, the Chiusa di Casalecchio.  In the year 2000 the site was included in the list of UNESCO 2000-2010 Heritage Messengers Programme as a symbol of the culture of peace in favour of young people. During the thematic guided tour, you will walk above the sixteenth century walkway, probably designed by Jacopo Barozzi, called Vignola, who was one of the most important Italian Renaissance architects. You will also experience from up close the majestic dam, whose ramp is 160 m long, 35 m wide and 8 m high, and find out how Bologna became a city of water in the Middle Ages. WHEN: Sunday April 14, 4:30pm Saturday May 4 and 25, 10:00am Saturday May 8 and 22, 10:00am Thursday July 4, 6:30pm Thursday July August 1, 6:30pm Saturday September 7 and 21, 10:00 LENGTH: 1h30 MEETING POINT: Gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio Via Porrettana 187 40033, Casalecchio di Reno (BO) LANGUAGES: Italian / english   Note: The meetup is always 15 minutes before the visit starts. Meeting point is at the gate of Chiusa di Casalecchio, Via Porrettana 187, in Casalecchio di Reno. It can be reached from Bologna with the following tper lines: n. 20 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale/Casalecchio Chiusa), 89 (Stop Casalecchio Porrettana Canale), 92 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa), 94 (Stop Casalecchio Chiusa). RATE: € 7.00 p/person € 5.00 for children aged from 6 years old to 11 years old Free for children under 6 years old NOTE: It is suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes. Children must be well attended. 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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Appennino sui pedali

Immergiti nella storia e nelle tradizioni della montagna a due passi da Bologna con un tour in e-bike! Grazie all’agilità della bici a pedalata assistita, potrai raggiungere alcuni dei luoghi più suggestivi dell’Appennino immergendoti nel paesaggio. L’itinerario ti condurrà al borgo di Castelluccio, l’elegante Castello Manservisi, con torri, portici, e archi a sesto acuto; proseguirai l’esplorazione sulle due ruote, raggiungendo Monte Piella e il Santuario della Madonna del Faggio, dove l’acqua e il bosco creano un ambiente davvero pacifico ed evocativo. HIGHLIGHTS Scopri il piacere di pedalare senza fatica sui crinali dell'Appennino. Lasciati sorprendere della bellezza del Santuario della Madonna del Faggio. Vivi un’esperienza nella natura incontaminata, tra i boschi e i ruscelli dell'Appennino. VALIDITÁ: L'ultima domenica del mese da aprile a settembre DURATA: 7 ore 30 min LINGUA: Italiano / inglese RITROVO: Ore 10.30 presso Piazzale Protche - Porretta Terme (BO) LA QUOTA INCLUDE: Noleggio e-bike, guida ciclo-turistica ed eventuale assistenza. Assicurazione di responsabilità civile. ITINERARIO: Ore 10.30 Ritrovo presso Piazzale Protche di Porretta Terme, per escursione in bicicletta con pedalata assistita al borgo di Castelluccio, passando per le vie del centro storico, le vecchie terme e il Parco sperimentale della Castagna, fino a Monte Piella e Madonna del Faggio Pranzo a sacco Possibilità di visita del Castello Manservisi e del Museo Laborantes Ore 18.00 rientro QUOTA p/persona:  €72,00 p/persona MODALITÀ DI CANCELLAZIONE: Cancellazione gratuita entro 48 ore prima della partenza del tour, oltre penale del 100% Le cancellazioni sono da comunicare per email info@appenninogeopark.com ad e incoming@bolognawelcome.it CONTATTO UTILE: BOLOGNA WELCOME Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 tel: 0516580190 email: incoming@bolognawelcome.it   APPENNINO GEOPARK tel: 3483408892 email: info@appenninogeopark.com  

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