Hiking is one of my passions and I have recently signed up with an association called Trekking Italia, which organizes group excursions every weekend. Here are photos from a day trip I took with them in January in the Prati di Mugnano area, above Sasso Marconi, just 20 minutes from Bologna.
The area attracts many Bolognesi in the spring and summer, when they come for picnics, barbecues or just to relax. It includes many trails, which are especially popular with mountain bikers.
Fun fact: the “Via degli Dei” (Path of Gods), an ancient trail connecting Bologna with Florence through the Apennines, passes through here.