A delightful day eating, drinking and hiking in Northern Italy
Mangirò, enogastronomic walk in Monghidoro
July 1st: music, bread & food, wine, nature and amazing people!
Mangirò is an enogastronomic walk that traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of July in Monghidoro (Bologna). This year it will take place on the first of July.
The distinctive feature of the event is the participation of the most famous chefs of Bologna’s (and not only) restaurants, which, together with the best producers of the agro-food sector, offer at every step delicious creations to the participants. The starting point for each chef’s dish is Forno Calzolari’s bread. Everything in Mangirò revolves around the bread, and recently also around wine and small producers of both wheat and wine.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get to know the story of this ancient bread and meet international bakers who will show you the process of bread making and of course let you taste it!
Music, bread & food, wine, nature and amazing people!
What more can you want?
Visit Bologna: helpful hints
Bologna has an international and transcontinental airport: Marconi BLQ. A shuttle bus called Aerobus connects easily the airport to the city centre and to the Central Station (rides every 15 minutes, it takes 30 minutes and costs 6€).
Bologna is just in the middle of the Italian system of high speed train lines, so that you can reach Florence in 30 minutes, Milan in 1 hour and Rome in 2 hours by train (check tickets and fares on the two main companies Trenitalia and Italo). The Central Railway Station is in the city centre, 15 minutes walking from the main square.
The best way to visit Bologna is on foot! The single ticket costs 1,2 € (1,5 if you buy it on the bus) and it last 75 minutes. You can choose different types of ticket – daily etc. – for more information visit Tper website. There is also the option of bike sharing (provided by mobike), that’s 0,30 cent every 30 minutes ride. Find more tips about cycling services in town at the Dynamo – aka Velostazione. Car sharing is provided by two companies: Enjoy – for regular cars and Corrente – for electric cars.
What to do
Bologna is the capital city of Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy. It is really famous for its food (tortellini, mortadella, ragù alla bolognese, tagliatelle, lasagne, anyone?). Here you can find advices for some places where you can eat local food. Don’t miss a tour at FICO, the biggest Italian Food theme park! For more information check on FICO website.
Bologna is the city of arches (i.e. portici), there are 38km of them just in the centre of the city! Here you can find the University of Bologna that is the oldest University in the occidental world. The main monuments in the city centre are the Two Towers, the St Petronio’s church, the Neptune’s fountain and – on the hills – St Lucas sanctuary. Italia Slow Tour users have a special discount on City Red Bus & San Luca Express tours! Discover more about this amazing city.
Where to sleep
The best place to sleep in Bologna is the city centre or the areas near nearby, to visit all the city easily. In Bologna frequently take place some events and fairs, check the calendar just to be sure to book in advance since the city gets crowded!