The Great War and the Gothic Line

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A trekking trip on a historic theme dedicated in remem- brance of the fighting that in the Second World War freed Italy from the Nazi and Fascist troops. We will visit the most important battlefields, with their trenches and fortifications, and feel unique emotions at the words of people who experienced those moments at first hand.A theatrical representation will take us back in time to those days

The Great War and the Gothic Line

A trekking trip on a historic theme dedicated in remem- brance of the fighting that in the Second World War freed Italy from the Nazi and Fascist troops. We will visit the most important battlefields, with their trenches and fortifications, and feel unique emotions at the words of people who experienced those moments at first hand.A theatrical representation will take us back in time to those days, helping us to see events from the point of view of the anti-Fascist partigiani, the Germans and the Allied troops, thanks to actors dressed in original costume who will be telling true stories. This long route runs through a marvellous mid-mountain landscape.

Arrive in Bologna’s airport and a private transfer will take us to the hotel in the centre of Bologna. Free time, typical dinner, and a small briefing of the tour. Overnight in hotel Orologio.

Marzabotto / Vergato – Distance: 14 km (9 Miles) – Altitude: (832 m) – Time (indicative): 6 h 30
Short Transfer by train for Marzabotto. Our tour will begin with a visit to the wonderful Etruscan city of Misa and the National Archaeological Museum, and will continue through the Monte Sole Historical Regional Park. We will be visiting places marked by bitter battles and Nazi slaughter. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Cà Venezia.

Vergato / Tolè – Distance: 10 km (6 Miles) –Altitude: (967 m) – Time (indicative): 5 h
There is some splendid landscape to be admired, which will begin with a walk up to the top of Mount Pero, followed by Mount Croce, where we will find many trenches and the remains of German fortifications. Most of the route will run through beautiful chestnut and oak forests to the little village of Tolè. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Falco D’oro.

Tolè / Castel d’Aiano – Distance: 11.5 km (7 Miles) – Altitude: ( 585 m) – Time (indicative): 5 h 30
Along our route, we will have the chance to explore a host of little medieval villages, and to discover the secrets of Parmigiano Reggiano with tasting. The multimedia model of Castel d ‘Aiano will illustrate all the places and the battles fought from September 1944 to April 1945 along the Gothic Line, and joining us for dinner will be people who experienced those events at first hand and are thus able to tell us their stories and emotions. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Merlino.

Castel d’Aiano / Montese – Distance: 10.4 km(6,5 Miles) – Altitude: (580 m) – Time (indicative): 4 h 45
Our trip will take us to the German fortifications of Montello, which we will visit in detail to find out about how the division that controlled them was organised. Our route will then continue on to the medieval fortress of Montese, inside which is a splendid museum with an extensive collection of uniforms and relics from wartime, as well as a section dedicated to the FEB, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force that helped free Italy. Free time in Montese. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Belvedere.

Montese / Abetaia – Distance: 14 km –Altitude (590 m) – Time (indicative): 4 h
A beautiful walk will take us to Monteforte Castle, with its oratory decorated with Renaissance frescoes. In one of the many battlefields of the Second World War, a theatrical rep- resentation will take us on a journey back in time, with ac- tors in original costumes telling us stories and experiences based on real events. In the little village of Iola we will visit the splendid Country Museum, where an elderly local man will tell us about life in an age so close to the present, yet so far removed from our modern-day habits and customs. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Morsiani.

Abetaia / Porretta – Distance: 13.5 km (8,5 Miles) – Altitude: (0 m) – Time (indicative): 5 h
We will go down the Reno Valley to Porretta Terme, where we will have the chance to relax in a hotel with a wellness centre with spa water. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Helvetia.

Private Transfer to the Bologna airport.

Dates 2016:
From 9th of July to 16th of July
From 17th of September to 24th of September


Price per person in double room:
€ 2000
€ 200 single supplement


bologna art hotelsBologna Art Hotels – Bologna
ca veneziaCa Venezia – Vergato
falco d'oroFalco d’oro -Tolè
il mago merlinoAlbergo ristorante il Mago Merlino – Castel d’Aiano
hotel belvedere monteseHotel Belvedere – Montese
gaggio montanoHotel Morsiani – Gaggio Montano
helvetia hotelHotel Helvetia Thermal Spa – Porretta

TREKKING

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights


The price includes:

  • 7 nights in double room in 3*S 4* hotel or farm holidays with breakfast
  • 6 packet lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 guided visit in castle of Montese
  • 1 guided visit in National Estruscan Museum of Misa
  • 1 guided tour in the city of Bologna
  • 1 guided visit to the Parmigiano Reggiano factory with tasting
  • private transfer from Bologna airport to Bologna
  • train tickets from Bologna to Marzabotto
  • private transfer from Porretta to Bologna airport
  • staff monitoring daily 24h
  • walking guide for 6 days


The price does not include:

  • air flights
  • beverages during meals
  • hotel room taxes
  • anything not quoted above in (see included)

Dates 2016:
From 9th of July to 16th of July
From 17th of September to 24th of September


Net price Tour Operator for person in double room:
€ 1500
€ 200 single supplement


Other dates on request:
€ 1600 minimum 4 person
€ 1340 minimum 6 person
€ 1000 minimun 12 person

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