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Following the success of the Great Elban Crossing last year, I would like to invite you to discover these mesmerising territories and cities with a journey entirely on foot: "La Via degli Dei". Mount Adone, Mount Venere, Monzuno and Mount Luario: these are four areas of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines that show evidence of a flourishing Roman culture that identified them as an ideal place for the construction of the Via Flaminia, a military road and an important communication route between Bologna and Florence, two main centres already at the time of the Empire. Today this ancient Italian road has become "La Via degli Dei", a 130 km route from Piazza Maggiore in Bologna to Piazza della Signoria in the hearth of Florence. A journey through the history of religion, visiting abbeys and convents; through the ancient times, trampling the remains of the ancient Flaminia military road and the paths of the Contrafforte Pliocenico; through modern history, among the Medici Villas; and last but not least, through contemporary history, in the silence of the "Passo della Futa" and the hot spots of the Gothic Line - World War II; the hikes will lead us through uncontaminated landscapes, protected oasis of flora and fauna, among legends and curiosities. "La Via degli Dei", also known as the Path of Gods, is a rich and not particularly difficult path, The hikes we chose for this particular trip will be demanding due to the lengths of the walks. Therefore, it is most recommended for experienced hikers. Fee: £ 690,00, early entry - £ 740,00, late entry Down payment: £ 160,00 when registering for the trip. Balance: £ 530,00 before 15th May 2019. Quote Includes: Guided hikes by a professional qualified guide Pilgrim's credentials Insurance Travel arrangements Hotel accommodation in Bologna Farmhouse or B&B with accommodation in double or triple room during the hikes Dinners (excluding the first and last evening in Bologna) Breakfast everyday Packed lunch every day (excluding the first day) Guided tours in Bologna and Florence Heavy luggage transport from one structure to another up to Florence Tourist tax where requested Assistance during the trip The costs do not include: Flights to / from Bologna Transfer from Florence to Bologna and any transfers not included in the item "Quote includes" Additional drinks other than water and 1 glass of wine Any extra costs not specified Single room available for addition £ 175,00 Meeting point: Sunday 23 June 2019, 3.00 pm Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Bologna, (in front of the train station). End of trip: Sunday 30th at 10:00 Central station of Bologna. Highlights: Discover the fossil shells set into the rocks of Mount Adone Walk along an ancient Roman paved road in the heart of the Apennines forest Listen to the macabre legends about the burned tavern, ancient inn and crossroads of communication roads Admire the dome of Brunelleschi and Giotto’s tower on the horizon Breathtaking landscapes, history and gastronomy. Recommended equipment: hiking clothing, rucksack, trekking boots, rain cape, hat, sunscreen, sweater, waterproof jacket, water bottle and the necessary for personal cleaning. Duration: 8 days / 7 nights. Reservation by: 10 May 2019. Detailed program available upon request Recommended Flights Outbound Sun, 23 Jun 2019 Ryanair FR194 08:45 STN 11:50 BLQ Return Sun, 30 Jun 2019 Ryanair 14:55 FR3407 BLQ - 16:15 LTN The guided tour is attended by a variety of people inc. not English speakers. Therefore the official languages on this trip will be both English and Italian. If you are interested in joining please contact the organiser before booking the flights to get approval. The trip is subject to a minimum no. of attendees.