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Bologna - Ferrara

Bologna - Ferrara

Once the two towers of Bologna and Piazza del Nettuno are behind you, ride along the Silk Road, an ancient route used by the merchants who reached Livorno from Venice bringing with them many goods from the East. Along the way, we recommend a stop at Villa Smeraldi, to discover the history of the plain between Bologna and Ferrara and its crops (from hemp to beet, from wheat to rice). Once you have passed Bentivoglio, the path runs through the rich Emilia countryside, through small villages and vast landscapes until reaching the towers of the Este Castle in the heart of the Renaissance city of Ferrara.

Travel time and technical features

The route runs partly along the Silk trail, fully marked, and then proceeds along back roads and roads with mixed traffic.

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Our rich schedule will lead tourists to the artistic highlights of the region, such as castles and city centres. Guided tours into the wildlife will take visitors to the lagoons and to Po Delta Park.

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