Romagna Toscana is a historical region of Italy. Some municipalities are part of Tuscany. Romagna Toscana is a historical region of Italy. Today, Romagna Toscana doesn’t constitute an administrative region in itself. A part of Romagna Romagna has joined the province of Forlì, while some municipalities are part of Tuscany. The latter are Firenzuola, Marradi and Palazzuolo sul Senio.
Path 501: (Passo dell’Eremo)-M. Levante-Giogo di Corella
Description path: From Passo dell’Eremo (921 m), at km 11 of the Provincial Marradi-S. Benedict, we take a steep path towards the south which then continues, towards the east, along the ridge called “Lungo i Solami”, among beech woods, up to Bocchetta Ca ‘del Vento (969 m). From here follow the service road of the Algerian gas pipeline (1), which, along the Fosso Arnaio, reaches the ridge immediately east of Mount Lavane, whose summit can be reached in a few minutes (1241 m). Left to the left the summit of the Lavane, we cross a vast esplanade and descend towards the south, continuing along the pipeline route and following the panoramic ridge between the Val di Campigno and the Acqua Cheta valley to go back to Poggio della Colletta (1147 m). You then descend along the ridge to a saddle (m 963) just above Bacina hut from which you go back to M. Terminone (1042 m). From here, along the path that climbs the crest of a buttress, through beech woods and you reach the Giogo di Corella (1121 m).
Length: 8.9 km
Duration: 5 hours
Difference in height: 589 meters uphill and 366 meters downhill
Path 505: Croce di Daniele-Colla di Casaglia
Description path: L’it. 505 starts at the gates of Faenza and follows up to Colla di Casaglia. To travel it entirely would take at least 16 hours. Precisely for this reason is described only the section that begins just outside the Province of Florence, or from the Passo di Croce Daniele. The best way to start is the one that goes up to the ridge from S. Martino in Gattara (242 m), a Romagna town following a municipal road or the CAI path n. 543. The road, directed to Fornazzano, goes up to Monte Romano. After the cemetery, from the nearby junction, you can climb to the ridge or the dirt road that leads to the left directly to the Chiesuola (697 m) or continuing along the road that reaches the northern ridge (751 m), after another km half. From here, leave the road to the nearby pass of the Croce di Daniele (3), the path (left) leads to the Passo della Chiesuola. From the first hairpin bend of the Fornazzano road, take the road that then turns into Carrareccia, which follows the left of the Rio Campo Dosio for a long time, passes upstream of the Molino di Pedù, then crosses the Rio. steep, reaches Ca ‘Pedù (456 m). A steep path then goes up north to Pedù (538 m) and to the ridge (738 m), 2 km away, towards the south-east, from the Chiesuola. From the Chiesuola pass (697 m) continue south-west (left) for the track that follows the ridge. At the height of the church of Fontana Moneta, which is on your right, at the bottom of the valley (4), climb it from the left. 543 from S. Martino in Gattara, alternative to the Fornazzano road. Once you have crossed the Salde’s planes and at a crossroads, go up the left path which, shortly before the crest, narrows sharply. Just above the Case Orticaia turn right going up a steep path almost to the top of M. Gamberaldi (828 m) (6). At the bottom left you can see the church and the villa of Gamberaldi. Leave the Case Pianella to the left, then descend slightly to the west, cross another area (keeping to the right) and enter the woods. Going up you pass Cà Lastra (776 m) and, still in the woods, after passing the C. Sorbe, you enter another wide track, coming from the right and followed by the. 519. You take a left across large oak woods, on a short stretch common with it. 519 and, at the junction above C. Mondera, leave it on the left. 519 which descends to Marradi and continues to the right, by the wide road that bypasses the M. Carnival.
Once in front of C. Bolano, take the road that reaches the Statale 306 (Marradi-Palazzuolo). Continue to the right, along the Statale, for no more than 200 meters and, when you reach the Colla di S. Lucia (710 m), leave the road to the south-west slightly up a wide path that reaches the top of a small buttress.
As the trail descends into the valley to the left, you continue to climb a beautiful scenic trail through the woods, overlooking a path that climbs from the right. Crossed another track, the path then turns sharply to the left, along the Poggio Cavalmagra (911 m) and reaches the junction with the it. 529a rising from the left.
A little further on, crossed another track that climbs from the left, you go down slightly to a saddle, in front of the paving stones of P. Renzuola which then goes around a steep path, from the south.
From the Colle della Renzuola (shelter built by the hunters) you go down along large slabs of sandstone to then go up slightly, through the woods, and exit on the meadows south of the summit of M. Prevaligo (956 m). Left to the right the track followed by the. 685 coming from Palazzuolo, descend, always following the ridge, to the large church of Lozzole (796 m).
Two mule tracks descend from the church: on the left, the one followed by the. 529 (which leads to Val di Lamone) and to the right another one that goes down to the characteristic nucleus of Campergozzole and to Cà Danta (from where, for a comfortable road, descend to Acquadalto, near Palazzuolo).
We continue to climb steeply and going where the castle of Lozzole stood and then, through a slight ridge through high steps of sandstone, we arrive at an area occupied by low beech woods, in which the path enters, obliquating a little to the right and coming, in steady west direction, under the cíglione of Frassinello, spectacular series of cliffs that closes from the west the valley of Fogare (left). From the left there is a path that after a few hundred meters goes down to the right. The it. 505 continues on the left and with steep hairpin bends reaches the Ronchi di Berna pass (1103 m). On the right, GEA / SOFT variant (easier) for Passo Sambuca; opposite, the ancient «Strada dell’Alpe >> goes down to State Road 477 and it. 701 of the Sec. CAI of Imola rises to the summit of M. Carzolano.
With a dry countercurve the it. 505 instead turns left and exits on Frassinello, following which you get to the junction with the it. 531 (which descends, in front, towards the visible rocks of M. Archetta). From the junction the it. 505 turns with a sharp curve to the right and enters the beautiful beech forests that cover the ridge between the Santerno and the Lamone. Shortly before M.Faggeta (1144m), leave the GEA / SO.F.T variant for Casaglia on the left and turn to the west, always between high beech woods, arriving at a crossroads. After passing the Sorgente del Rovigo (just below, on the right) a forest road descends (always on the right) to the nearby Rifugio Sicuteri (12).
Continuing to the left in the beech forest, you face the valley of the ENSA and, after a clearing, you go down a steep path, between mixed copse, on the state road of Palazzuolo, 200 m upstream of Colla di Casaglia (913 m).
Length: 24.9 km
Duration: 8-9 hours
Difference in height: 1346 meters uphill and 1025 meters downhill
The path overlaps with:
- The Main ring SO.F.T. overlap the Ronchi di Berna Pass over the junction just before the M Faggeta. From here it continues towards Casaglia.
- Ring 16 “In the Romagna of Tuscany” of the itineraries SO.F.T. overlapped by M. Prevalico at the junction with it. 685 where it goes down to the Pass.
- Great Circuit of Romagna – overlaps for a long stretch to the junction for the M. Carnival where the nerario leaves our path and continues towards Marradi on route 519.
- Ring of Marradi – overlaps in the stretch from the junction with the it. 529a up to Lozzone, where this continues on it. 551.
Path 517: Marradi – M. Scarabattole – Badia del Borgo – Marradi
Description path: The itinerary starts from Marradi (328 m). After having covered a short section of the Provincial road for S. Benedetto, take a small road on the right that immediately leaves a steep path, always on the right, which leads to the grassy summit of M. Scarabattole (813 m).
Turn left into a narrow path on the side of the Rio del Salto, in a Castagneto, descending in the direction of M. Rotondo (794 m). Go back up and cut to the left half way up the path that goes around the top and leads into the woods, then through an old mule track you reach the meadows in slope that overlook Cà Monte Rotondo (646 m).
In the valley you can see the Badia del Borgo (428 m) which can be reached via a Castagneto.
From here it is possible to return to Marradi by road (km 3) or by continuing along the route 517 / A which climbs up the opposite side to Casa M. Gianni and then descends to the town following the left on the left. 521.
Length: 7.5 km
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Difference in height: 777 meters uphill and 541 meters downhill
Path 519: Marradi – Palazzuolo sul Senio
Description path: In front of the Marradi station (330 m), go up a small asphalt road that goes up in the middle of the village. Turn left to go up to some houses. Beautiful panorama on Marradi. In front of the last house the road stops and turns right, skirting a fence and reaching the old mule track that linked Marradi to Palazzuolo, of which in some places there is still the paved.
Going up through the woods and taking a left at the next two forks, you exit the crest of the buttress and continue slightly uphill, up to an abandoned cottage. Go up to the left and, after passing through an area of wide meadows, cross a dirt road that goes up to a quarry and follow it to a puddle, where you go back into the woods and, by the path, climb up to Ca ‘del Wind (616 m), now in ruins; then following, in a north-west direction, a long panoramic ridge, you reach Ca ‘Mondera (782 m), another eighteenth-century farmhouse, quite well preserved, in a beautiful position. Immediately above you enter the it. 505 following it to the right, through a wide road on the ridge (830 m) between the Lamone and the Senio valleys, coming shortly afterwards near a sandstone quarry. Leave the path 505 and continue on our itinerary, which goes around the quarry, descending towards ca ‘Gruffieto. Go back up again on the ridge near Ca ‘Collina (733 m), you will reach a fork (750 m) from which you can continue to the right, on the path with trail mark 687, to the Badia di Susinana. On the left, our itinerary descends towards Palazzuolo, through a large meadow doline and immediately goes up again to a small saddle between the two opposite poggetti. You then go down along the ridge, towards the west, passing to the left of the Casa Campo d’Olivo (732 m) and come to a saddle from which several paths branch off, you go to the Senio side, taking the one that starts to the right . After a steep descent through a majestic chestnut grove, the Senio is always crossed by the vast woods. Crossed a fenced wildlife area (ladders) appear at the bottom of the sports facilities built along the Senio.
Then crossing an interesting botanical garden you reach a junction from which you immediately go down to the beautiful equipped area set up by the City along the Via Fontana, next to the river.
Following the road you immediately exit the Marradi Statale, next to the Senio bridge, beyond which the village of Palazzuolo (437 m) begins.
Length: 7.5 km
Duration: 5 hours and 45 minutes
Difference in height: 854 meters uphill and 740 meters downhill
The path overlaps the Grande Circuito della Romagna in the stretch of Casola Valsenio Marradi and the junction with it. 505 south of Ca ‘Gruffieto and Marradi.
Path 521: Crespino del Lamone – Biforco
Description path:From Marradi (328 m), after an arch under Via Fabbriní, go up through the houses and then go left to the “Le Colombaie” restaurant. Continue to the right for about 150 on the road, along a fence, then right again passing a wooden gate on a steep slope. Crossed a dirt track, the path climbs steeply to the left and crosses a pine forest, huddled at times into a small colatoio, reaching Ca ‘M. Gianni (572 m), an old building. On the left, a steep path descends to the Badia del Borgo. After crossing a pine forest and then a grassy area we continue, in slight ups and downs, on the ridge between the Rio del Salto and the Fosso Valvitello, touching the ruins of Castelnuovo and C. Valcroce. At a subsequent junction, turn right at the Provincial of S. Benedetto, for Botteghette, a track and Badia al Borgo (itinerary 517a).
It continues to climb on a partly paved road, slightly sloping, sometimes between the forest and sometimes on the open ridge, passing some saddles. Leave it on the left. 583 for Pian di Sopra. You climb almost to the top of M. Val del Calvo (851 m), where a vast panorama opens up and, after a slight descent, you reach a crossroads, from which you take a slight right uphill. At another crossroads, preceded by a small gate, continue to the right and you reach the Hermitage of Gamogna (973 m), which you will soon reach passing alongside the cemetery (at the end of the 521 / A for Val di Noce / Ponte della Valle) and a source.
At a right turn (1002 m), near two small pylons, it appears just below the Casa Canove that you reach along a grassy ridge, touching a source.
From C. Canove (898 m) you go up the narrow road to the nearby Passo dell’Eremo (913 m), on the Provincial Marradi-S. Blessed.
Length: 11.3 km
Duration: 4 hours and 45 minutes
Difference in height: 1049 meters uphill and 460 meters downhill
The path overlaps with the Marradi Ring for almost the entire route.
Path 523: Campigno-Taglio della Regina-Bocchetta Ca’ del Vento
Description path: From the church of Campigno (616 m), go up to the left, by cart track, to the houses of Magliabecco and Poggiolo and then, to C. Roncaccini (787 m). Continue upwards to the east between meadows and rocks and then skirt, turning south-east, the summit of P. Lagacciolo (978 m), reaching the Valtorte Pass (996 m). With a stretch of wood you pass north of Poggio delle Vette (1120 m) and, descending slightly between some rocks, you exit on the dirt road to service the pipeline, in loc. Cutting the Queen (1009 m), going left overlapping the. 555 you reach Bocchetta Ca ‘del Vento (969m).
Length: 3.9 km
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Difference in height: 487 meters uphill and 42 meters downhill
The path overlaps with the Ring of Marradi.
Path 525: Marrani-Rocca di Castiglionchio-Biforco
Description path: From Marradi, along the Lamone along the Via Francini (1) you reach the church of Cardeto (2), which can also be reached directly from Biforco (338 m), from the small train station next to the church. Go up the small road that starts on the left immediately beyond the railway bridge. Before Poderina (511 m), for a path that turns to the left, you reach the fortress of Castiglionchio (540 m) of which you follow (at a junction, keep right) the belt, below the two main towers, to path through the woods.
For the return you can follow the previous route, easier and short, or take to the west in the direction of a nearby repeater and from here descend steeply along the ridge to an underlying cultivation from which begins a wide trail leading to the cottage Le Coste (496 m) and to the houses near the railway bridge. From here a wide road, bordered by cypresses, leads to the bridge of Camurano (355 m) on the Statale Faentina, 600 m upstream of Biforco.
Length: 2.6 km
Duration: 2 hours
Difference in height: 207 meters uphill and 200 meters downhill
Path 527: Crespino del Lamone-Biforco
Description path: You can start the excursion next to the sports field of Crespino (535 m), from S.S. 302, for the ford on the Lamone and then for trail, or, more comfortably, especially in case of rains, crossing the stream near the waterfall of Valbura, just downstream of the station, then following the road to Pigara.
You can also start it from the bridge that crosses the Lamone at that of the railway, from which you go to the Sacellum of 44 civilians murdered by the Germans in 1944; then following the bank of the stream you fall into the first of the two aforementioned routes.
However, in Pigara (606 m), you continue slightly uphill towards north-east, crossing a century-old chestnut wood on a sunken path to go out on the steep slabs of sandstone that cover the northern slopes of Poggio Valdolsera.In some stretches the erosion of the water has created, on the slabs themselves, characteristic undulations. Skirted to the left a meadow that dominates the valley, you enter a wide mule track, which you follow to the left and, taking another left at a crossroads, you follow a half-way stretch, between coppice woods, up to C. Pianacci di Above (782 m), an ancient and characteristic farmhouse in a magnificent position, just south of the M. Carnevalone.
With a short slope for meadows, to the right, you reach the saddle above the cottage from which, with a very short branch to the left you can, from a natural terrace, enjoy a wonderful view of the Lamone valley. Along a wooded crag (left) along a crest, then slightly downhill to the left, entering the woods, along a beautiful path that, halfway up, touching a small shelter, reaches the saddle of Poggio Muschieto (762 m).
From here you can choose, for a following stretch, between two paths: the first easier, but less panoramic, which goes down in turns, towards the left, in the woods covering the north slope; the second steeper, by a narrow path that follows the exact crest of the buttress, with magnificent views on both sides.
After the rejoining of the two paths continue to descend along the ridge. Nice view, in front, on Biforco and on Marradi; on the left, the hill of Castiglionchio, with the ruins of the castle (see it 525).
After crossing a beautiful pine forest, turn right towards a path that leads to a dirt road (watch out for those who make the reverse route, to climb right through the narrow path, not very evident at the beginning, before a farmhouse) it follows on the left; cross the bridge over the Rio Campigno, just at its confluence in the Lamone, and exit on the Statale Faentina, in Biforco.
Length: 7.2 km
Duration: 5 hours
Difference in height: 668 meters uphill and 470 meters downhill
Path 547: Crespino-Itinerario 505
Description path: From Crespino take the state road towards Casaglia. Almost at km 53 + 900, go up a stony path that comes out on a stretch of meadow. Continue to climb until you see a high iron cross. Continue towards the north-west, leaving the GEA / SO.F.T link on the left. which goes down to Casaglia.
Length: 7.1 km
Duration: 3 hours
Difference in height: 687 meters uphill and 411 meters downhill
The path overlaps with the main ring of the SO.F.T paths from Monte Faggeta to the junction that goes towards Casaglia.