The “Linea Gotica” (gothic line) can be considered a 175-kilometre lay trail that touches the heart of the Gothic Line, where the Germans clashed with the men and women of the Italian Resistance. It offers hikers the obvious pleasure of walking in the midst of greenery, on paths and mule tracks. But it is also important as a historical trail that reconstructs the origins of the Italian Constitution, starting in the mountains where the partisans died.
The route of this historical trail runs from west to east: it starts from lake Scaffaiolo in the Parco Regionale del Corno alle Scale regional park and reaches Riolo Terme, following the “Sentiero Italia” route.Along the way, you will pass through parks and areas of particular naturalistic value, including the Parco Regionale del Corno alle Scale, the Parco Storico di Monte Sole, the Riserva Naturale Contrafforte Pliocenico and the Parco della Vena del Gesso romagnola.
Located in the heart of Livergnano, inside one of the houses carved into the rock of the Pliocene Spur, the Winter Line Museum is well worth a visit. It houses an important collection of objects dating back to World War II.
More updated info on the trail HERE.
Maximum altitude: 17510m (Lago Scaffaiolo)
Minimum altitude: 98m (Borgo Tossignano)
High-top hiking boots and thermal anti-blister socks are recommended.
40/50 litre rucksack that should never exceed 7-8 kg (water included. At least 3 litres per day are recommended in summer. On some parts of the route there are neither drinking water fountains nor shops)
First aid kit
GPS system for orientation
Telephone and battery charger + power bank
Walkable all year round. Caution, during summer periods for high temperatures and winter periods for low temperatures and snow.