Via Degli Dei: Bologna to Florence

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31104
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Bologna, Italy
  • Ends Florence, Italy
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Following in the footsteps of pilgrims past
  • Walking along an ancient Roman paved road in the heart of the Apennines forest
  • Discovering the fossil shells set into the rocks of Mount Adone
  • Staying in comfortable and welcoming hotels and charming B&Bs
  • Feasting on culinary delights and tasting superb Chianti wines
Start in Bologna and end in Florence, the tour "Via Degli Dei: Bologna To Florence" is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Olmo, San Piero A Sieve, Monzuno and 6 other destinations in Italy. "Via Degli Dei: Bologna To Florence" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Follow the 'Way of the Gods' on an ancient Roman route from Bologna to Florence. The Way of the Gods or Via degli Dei connects two of Italy's most important art cities, Bologna and Florence, along an ancient Roman road from Piazza Maggiore in the heart of Bologna to Piazza della Signoria, the main square of Florence, cradle of the Renaissance. This ancient way is steeped in history and legends and owes its suggestive name to the mountains along the route: Mt. Adone, Mt. Giove, Mt. Venere and Mt. Lunario. It joined the town of Felsina (the Etruscan name of Bologna) to Faesulae, the original town of Florence. In Roman times the route was re-baptised as "Flaminia Militare" and paved with large flagstones still visible on the route today. You'll also discover a surprising variety of natural habitats: the Reno River valley is dominated by Pliocene era spurs and a series of rocky sandstone crags while higher up, huge beechwoods shade your way as you gently ascend to the Piana del Mugello. Small medieval villages and solitary farm houses dot the hills. Looking down from high up in the Mugello hills you are rewarded with your first glimpse of Florence, before you descend to this elegant city on the banks of the Arno.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Bologna
  • Day 2 : Walk to Sasso Marconi via the magnificent covered road, Portico di San Luca (6hrs)
  • Day 3 : Transfer to Badolo, ascend Monte Adone and continue to Monzuno (5hrs)
  • Day 4 : Follow the 'Flaminia Militaire' ancient Roman road en route to Bruscoli (6hrs)
  • Day 5 : To San Piero a Sieve via the Passo della Futa and military cemetery (6 or 8hrs)
  • Day 6 : Pass by the Castello del Trebbio, a former home of the Medici family, to Olmo (7hrs)
  • Day 7 : Walk to Fiesole, overlooking Florence (4hrs) continue to Florence by bus
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes Florence
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels and agriturismo on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts - Breakfasts are usually continental style inclusive of breads, tea, coffee & juices.
Transport
  • Transfer on day 3 Sasso Marconi to Badolo
Others
  • Information pack including smartphone app with maps plus a route book per room booked, GPS Tracks available
  • Luggage transfer (max 1 piece, max weight 20kg and max size 60 x 50 x 40 cm per person). Supplement applies for excess
  • Credenziale - pilgrim's passport (provided locally)
  • Emergency hotline and SMS alert
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Bologna and from Florence
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide - this is a self guided tour
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess luggage
  • Tourist tax - allow EUR1-6 per day, payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Via Degli Dei: Bologna to Florence tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 01 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2024, a deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Via Degli Dei: Bologna to Florence tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Via Degli Dei: Bologna to Florence tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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