A 35-km itinerary along the Lamone river, a water trail that will make you discover a uniquely beautiful territory.
The flourishing plain, reclaimed valleys, brackish lagoons, the century-old Pine forest of San Vitale, the flooded forest of Punte Alberete – populated by important species of aquatic birds – up until the suggestive coastal dune by the mouth of the river.
The walking and cycling path along the Lamone river is an itinerary immersed in a unique landscape characterised by history, culture and nature.
You will find water, both the fresh and precious one of the river and the salt water of the Adriatic Sea; and then the land, with its flourishing plain, cultivated fields, reclaimed valleys, brackish lagoons, rural buildings, pine forests and fishing cabins.
An open-air museum with many interesting historical and cultural sites, such as Palazzo San Giacomo in Russi and the Eco-museum of Marshland Civilization in Villanova di Bagnacavallo.
This itinerary is a tribute to the territory and an invitation to discover the richness that lies in it. Don’t miss an exciting journey between past and present, through a unique environment made of history, culture and nature.
Are you ready to start your journey? Here is a list of the many points of interest located along the route.
Little waterfalls originated from the remains of a river barrage that powered an ancient mill of the 19th-century
PALAZZO SAN GIACOMO
Imposing and beautiful holiday manor, built by the Rasponi family at the end of the 17th century
One of Northern Italy’s most important and best-preserved rchaeological complexes (I-II century AD), with mosaic floors of outstanding beauty
Built to defend the territory in 1371, the castle houses today the Civic Museum and the city’s art collection
TORRE DI TRAVERSARA
Elegant building in the middle of the countryside which was the holiday residence of the Hercolani Counts of Bagnacavallo
Building, whose popular name is due to a dog-shaped statue guarding the complex
ECOLOGICAL BALANCE AREA PODERE PANTALEONE
Natural protected area of the Rete Natura 2000 network, spontaneously originated from an old abandoned farmland
CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Built in 1944 by the Canadian Government, the cemetery houses Canadian soldiers who died in World War II
ECO-MUSEUM OF MARSHLAND CIVILIZATION
A fascinating museum witnessing the ancient civilization and the original use of marsh herbs
Manor house, built between the 17th and 18th century, with an elegant oratory adorned with Baroque decorations