Discovering the Flaminia military trail on the via degli dei
The area that we are about to describe is part of an extremely historical trail that links Bologna to Florence.
It is commonly known as the Via degli Dei (Way of the Gods) because of the place-names that link it to the Gods of ancient Greece such as Adonis, Venus, Juno and Lua.
From the Futa Pass, the trail moves along the road to Bruscoli and the motorway passing in front of the German War Cemetery. The marked trail enters the beech wood just opposite the “La Futa” camp site.
It climbs steadily through a dense reforested Douglass fir wood until it reaches the trail that leaves Campo all’Orzino.
The trail climbs steeply to the left along a path where various excavations testify to the presence of an ancient Roman road, known as the “Flaminia Miltaris”, in a highly intriguing setting.
Another rapid climb, again through an indistinct dense beech wood (watch the signs!), leads to the ridge and an unmistakable fork in the road.
The trail then moves left down to the beautiful fields that overlook the Passeggere hill first and the mountain pass with the same name later, bypassing an artificial pool to the right.