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Parco dei Gessi

Have a stroll through Bologna’s Parco dei Gessi nature park, just 10 minutes away from Hotel Caselle

Bologna is of course a city of arts and culture of great beauty, with a very characteristic and inspiring old town centre  that almost seems to welcome and protect visitors with the embrace of its long arcades. However, Bologna is also rich in parks that are wonderful for an enjoyable stroll.

You can make the most of this if you choose a bed & breakfast in Bologna in a convenient location just outside the city, like in San Lazzaro di Savena, where you  will find that Hotel Caselle is definitely what you are looking for. From here, you can start out on a  pleasant tour to visit and explore the Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi e Calanchi dell’Abbadessa (The Bologna Chalk and Abbess Badlands Park), which stretches over the slopes of the surrounding hills, specifically in the areas of Bologna, San Lazzaro di Savena, Ozzano dell'Emilia and Pianoro.

Inside the park, you will find several distinctive chalky outcrops, which are the heritage of an impressive karst system. Dolines, badlands, plateaus, valleys, rocky cliffs and sinkholes shape this whole area, even forming exciting caves such as the Farneto cave and the Spipola cave.

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The history park

The  history of the park is extremely ancient, even dating back to some million years ago when the Straits of Gibraltar somehow became the blocking threshold between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea  causing the latter to be affected by extreme evaporation, and this was the root of the sulphurous chalk formations that can now be admired at the Parco dei Gessi  (Chalk Park) near Bologna.

Consider a pleasant outing to the karst caves of the Parco dei Gessi (Chalk Park), close to San Lazzaro di Savena and to our Hotel Caselle, an affordable hotel just outside Bologna.

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