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from Prato to Bologna

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The journey starts in Prato, the Italian textile capital and arrives in Bologna, once an important silk production center.

Starting from Prato you can admire the Cavalciotto, a fascinating example of industrial archaeology, which winds its 53 km of millstreams up to the Ombrone river. In Bologna you arrive in Casalecchio di Reno where the Sluice is presented in all its grandeur.

You will walk 130 km on breathtaking and evocative paths discovering an ancient industrial trail that now reveals its enchanting historical and natural face

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1st stage

from Prato to Vaiano

Total distance: 22 km; Elevation change+900; -1000. Duration: 7/8h.

From the center of Prato you set off for the first ascent: the Calvana, towartds the first destination, Vaiano, a center of historical importance for the textile industry



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