Backpack La Via Degli Dei: The Path of the Gods

Backpack La Via Degli Dei: The Path of the Gods

Rate this Adventure Piazza Maggiore

Distance

75.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

196.9 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Hannah Heimer

Food Nearby
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Backpack along the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Stop in ancient Italian villages for a pick-me-up with a classic Italian espresso and walk on the original "Strada Romana," the ancient Roman road built in 187 AC to connect Bologna and Florence.

Make the usual 30 minute train ride from Bologna to Florence last five beautiful days by traversing and camping in the Apennine Mountain Range.

The Path of the Gods begins in the main piazza of the ancient Italian city of Bologna (61 m/200 ft above sea level), ascends to 1200 m/3,940 ft, then brings you down to the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence (70 m/230 ft). This hike meanders through the lush forests of the Apennine Mountain Range, follows ancient Roman trails, and passes by old Italian villages. Be prepared for some steep elevation changes.

If you have a tent, you can camp just about anywhere on the trail, but if you prefer to stay in B&B's there are plenty of options in the villages along the way. These towns also have pharmacies, coffee shops, and supermarkets, so if you happen to forget something essential, no need to distress!

From Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany, the landscapes of Italy never disappoint. Grab your backpack, your tent, and some friends, and walk among the gods on this ancient Italian pilgrimage.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

75.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

196.9 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Hannah Heimer

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