Via Romea Nonantolana

  • Walking
  • 10 h 30 m
  • Spring
  • Group
  • Spilamberto

Via Romea Nonantolana

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All roads lead to Rome: never has a sentence been more true! In fact, between the hills of the Terre di Castelli there is a stretch of the Via Romea, which connects the Brenner Pass to the Eternal City.

Sinuous hills, ancient villages, local traditions: the spirit of today's pilgrims follows in the footsteps of yesterday's pilgrims along the tracts of the eastern Via Romea Nonantolana. Are you ready to take a journey through time and regenerate the five senses?

The eastern Via Romea Nonantolana passes through the Terre di Castelli


  • Spilamberto - Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

    Let's start from the aromatic, sweet and sour flavour of the Emilian product par excellence. Discovering the alchemy from which the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar was born is to immerse ourselves in a timeless history, abandoning ourselves to the slow rhythm of a unique tradition.

  • Vignola - Piazza dei Contrari

    The route of the Romea Nonantolana passes through Vignola, where we can literally touch history. The stones of the buildings overlooking Piazza dei Contrari (Contrari Square) tells us of a bygone age of dukes and lords. If you can, visit Vignola in spring to see the beautiful blossoming cherry trees .

  • Marano – Festà and Casona

    We begin to rise gently and move away from the most populous villages to immerse ourselves in the green countryside. The sounds of nature become protagonists in the Festà wildlife areas up to Casona, in the Sassi di Roccamalatina Park, where we can stop for a picnic.

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    End of the first day of walking. Pilgrims can enjoy a well-earned rest, with a fantastic view of the Panaro river valley.

  • Guiglia – Castellino delle Formiche (Little Castle of the Ants)

    After crossing the Sassi di Roccamalatina Park, the Romea Nonantolana takes us straight into the Middle Ages with the Castellino delle Formiche: a curious name for a place from where you can gaze over the spectacular Panaro river valley

  • Zocca – the Chestnut Museum

    Once, the pilgrims stopped for refreshment at these old hospital buildings. As we reach the last tract, the ancient Ospitale San Giacomo, now home to the Chestnut Museum, allows to lose ourselves in the smells of chestnut and birch trees that extend all around.