From Il Cardello, house museum, to Senio River. Then uphill west of town and get back into Casola Valsenio and Cardello. Please note: bridge over Senio river at km 3,1 and an intense but short climb (300m) at km 9,9.
Start: Parking of Cardello House Museum
Length: 12,5 km
Difference in height: 450 m
Duration: about 2.30h
Il Cardello House Museum (1), where writer Alfredo Oriani lived most of his life, is a rare example of a noble home from IX century. Alfredo Oriani is considered father of cyclo-tourism, as in 1897 left for a long trip on his bycicle and got inspired for his most famous book “La bicicletta”. His bike is visible at the House Museum.
Garden of the Herbs is a botanical garden focused on officinal plants, hosting more than 500 varieties.
Valsenio Abbey (3) dates back to XI century.
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Garden of the Herbs (2) offers guided visits to discover the secrets of the plants and workshop on distillation and infusion preparations. Not to miss: themed menus dedicated to aromatic herbs, edible flowers and forgotten fruits, , proposed by restaurants in Casola Valsenio.
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+39 0546 71044