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Located in the area of the Bolognese Apennines, Pianoro is a town that offers many attractions surrounded by countryside.

Along the Val di Zena is the Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell’Abbadessa (Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell’Abbadessa Park), while along the ridges of the Savena the Riserva del Contrafforte Pliocenico (Pliocene Spur Reserve) extends, where you can not only visit the Museo Winter Line (Winter Line Museum) dedicated to the Gothic Line, but also walk along the many hiking trails to discover the surrounding heights.

Do not miss a visit to the village of Livergnano, of interest on account of the strange houses built against the rock walls.

For those who want to discover a unique feature of its kind, a visit to the Museo dei Botroidi (Botroidi Museum) in Tazzola, a village dating back to the year 1000, is a must. The motto of the museum is “please touch” because it houses an exhibition of characteristic anthropomorphic stones, collected by Luigi Fantini in the early 1900s. Fantini was a very important figure in the history of Bolognese mineralogy and archaeology, succeeding – as self-taught – in finding objects of particular interest to the scientific world,

In the town of Pianoro you can visit the Sanctuary of Monte delle Formiche, located on a panoramic hill and surrounded by woods. The place is known for a curious natural phenomenon that occurs once a year from time immemorial: the migration on this peak of a variety of winged ants, and in September they come to swarm from the centre of Europe to make their nuptial flight.

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