Ramblers to Hit the Road on November 8

CANCELLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DPCM OF 4 NOVEMBER 2020 (or rather, the event is POSTPONED, until a better time in the future)   On Friday I will be on my way out of lockdown in London and heading, it would seem, to the Bolognese variety! Despite the restrictions, however, I hope to organise a half-day […]

Postponing the Ramblers’ weekend outing until next spring

I’m still locked down in London, but the consensus among those I’ve heard from in Bologna seems to be that life in the time of COVID has become a bit too uncertain to commit to a weekend trip just now.   I’ve been grateful to get quite a lot of info on the situation in Bologna, […]

Ramblers – Gentle Half-Day Walk

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The Ramblers’ Geology Walk on 10 November

On our ramble through the Parco dei Gessi , we not only saw calanchi/badlands through the vivid autumn foliage and interesting rock/mineral deposits up close, all with Pauline and Marco’s commentary, but also, thanks to information supplied by our biologist, Marianne Van Buuren, watched out for the variety of wildlife and vegetation found in the […]

The Ramblers take to the mountains on 1 December

Our walk on Sunday, 1 December, will take us deep into the Apennines, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Bologna.  We’ll be ascending the historic “Sentiero del Postino” to Monte Caprara in the Parco Storico di Monte Sole.  On the way we’ll visit sites of events during WWII and may glimpse some of […]

New Details for the Geology Walk tomorrow, 10 November

Because of the rain this week, we will be shortening our walk a bit tomorrow to avoid some muddy sections.  The ramble, which will be led by our geologists Pauline Mollema and her husband, Marco, will end at lunchtime, so there is no need to bring a picnic.  The length of the walk will be […]