Green hill adorned with cypress trees Via degli Dei
Green hill adorned with cypress trees Via degli Dei

Via degli Dei

From Bologna to Florence on ancient Via Flaminia

The Gods along this way are the mythologically-named mountains you meet on your path: they have been watching for millennia over the ancient Military Flaminia Roman Road, now one of our travellers' favorite trips.

It connects Bologna - beautiful and generous, with a rich gastronomic scene - to Florence; although the panoramic view on the cradle of Reinassance from the top of Fiesole looks like something straight out of a painting, it will not be the most surprising moment of your trip.

 

Via degli Dei Bologna Statue of Neptune's Fountain

Expect Roman roads, military graveyards immersed in the woods, fossils of prehistoric shells in the mountain rock and mysterious legends; oasis filled with rare species of water plants, suspended bridges and Medicean castles.

 

Top Trips

The two Neptunes


the trip connecting two gods
nettuno statue via degli dei florence

The Via degli Dei connects two fountains - one in Bologna and the other in Florence, both dedicated to the same God. 

Neptune, the God of the Sea, marks the beginning and the end of the route - the first God of the many the Cammino is dedicated to. 

Read the article in our blog. 

Highlights

  • Starting and ending the journey in two of Italy's most beautiful cities
  • The route, through forests and mountains named after Gods
  • The legends and stories of Mugello and the territories you will cross
  • Continuous surprises like a cemetery in the thick of the woods or a garden of poisonous and medicinal plants
  • The last wonderful view of Florence from the heights of Fiesole, the balcony of Tuscany

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Via degli Dei from Bologna to Florence?

The Via degli Dei spans about 130 km, typically divided into 5 or 6 stages. Each stage ranges from 20 to 25 km, weaving through diverse landscapes that include mountain trails, dirt roads, and some paved sections.

What is the difficulty level of the trail?

This trail is considered moderately difficult. It's suitable for hikers in good physical shape, as the route involves climbing and descending along the Apennine pathways. Previous long-distance hiking experience is recommended.

What type of accommodations are available along your package on Via degli Dei?

We provide comfortable stays in carefully selected bed and breakfasts and hotels, all featuring private bathrooms. These charming accommodations offer a genuine and restful experience after a day of trekking.

How is the Via degli Dei marked?

The Via degli Dei is well-marked with specific signs displaying a yellow and red logo. These markers are placed throughout the route, making navigation relatively easy for those traveling on their own.

What should one bring for a journey on the Via degli Dei?

We recommend comfortable, hiking-appropriate clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, a water bottle, a hat, and sunscreen for UV protection. Don't forget a first-aid kit, a flashlight, and a comfortable backpack to carry your personal items during the day.

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