Take an unusual look at Bologna, visiting the hills surrounding it in the southern part. It is an area full of parks and villas in the green, beautiful in spring or autumn, when nature colours them with a thousand different nuances. At the end of Via D'Azeglio there is Porta San Mamolo, and from here we can reach the hills by car. The first destination is the Church of San Paolo In Monte; from the top of the hill, you will enjoy a spectacular vista on Bologna.
Then, we take via San Mamolo and we reach piazzale Baccelli, where we leave the car and walk along the San Benedetto slope to reach the church of San Michele in Bosco
; the hill, dominated by the majestic monastery, overlooks the whole city. Let's visit the church, full of paintings and its octagonal cloister, the so-called "Carracci" cloister, as Ludovico Carracci frescoed it. The next destination is the big park of Villa Ghigi
one of the greenest areas in Bologna, the ideal place for an excursion outside the city, where you can relax or do some sport. Let's continue our itinerary towards the Monte Paterno Park
we can reach by car along via San Mamolo and then Via dei Colli; the entrance is after the intersection with via Golfreda, or, if we come from via Murri, we can reach via delle Lastre, where the other entrance is. Visitors can reach the park also by bus.