A journey at slow speed, accompanied by specialized guides to discover some secrets of our territory, through a slow speed tour for travelers-actors who like to listen to something that cannot be flistened in the “traditional” guides.
The Tour: By train from Florence to Romagna at slow speed through 2 parks: Regional Park of Vena del Gesso Romagnola and the National Park of Foreste Casentinesi. The railroad goes through the Appennini between Tuscany and Romagna, the Mugello, Sieve and Lamone valleys and through wild forests, ancient farm houses, old vineyards, olive trees and mule tracks that will let you find hills full of vineyards and orchards.
By admiring breathtaking landscapes and the lands of Dante you will be headed to Bagnacavallo to visit the Collegiata of St. Michael the Archangel, made in the XII century and reworked in the 1600s in which you can admire the Baroque marks. In the church it is possible to admire the altarpiece of Redentore in Gloria (1525 AD) of Bartolomeo Ramenghi (called the Bagnacavallo). His iconographic choices tell the tension towards the first period of the Protestantism. Proceeding beside the Lamone river you arrive to Villanova di Bagnacavallo where there is the Ecomuseum of paludal grasses. In this territory, anciently characterized by humid areas, the first inhabitants took advantage of the rich vegetation of valley grasses using them firstly to build poor sheds and then, with brilliance and intuition, by giving life to a thriving artisan activity that has accompanied the history of the town until the end of the WW2. The museum tour twists and turns among environment reenactments, a rich collection of weaved artifacts and proof of the social and economic life of the community of Villanova. In the convivial hall of the museum the cuisine of the “azdòre” and sublime wines become the witnesses of the cuisine art of Romagna.