Ca’ le Scope is half an hour’s drive from Bologna, Italy’s first and largest university city with a rich history. Besides Bologna, a day or two-day trip to Firenze, Venezia, Verona, Modena, Ravenna, Parma, or Ferrara is a good option. The area also offers many opportunities for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and wildlife watching. For those who love history: in Marzabotto you can visit the excavations of the ancient Etruscan city of ‘Misa’.
Above all, the province of Emilia-Romagna (the belly of Italy) is rich and world famous for its many gastronomic specialties. Think of the pasta bolognese, formaggio parmigiano, Parma ham, Mortadella, aceto balsamico de Modena, Sangiovese and Pignoletto wines, and much more …
Below you will first find our personal recommendations per category, followed by additional ideas.
Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy! Tagliatelle al ragù alla bolognese, Mortadella, tortellini in brodo are just some of the specialties that the city has to offer. Bologna is the city of arches, making Bologna pleasant even in summer.
Porretta Terme is a town with thermal baths, spas and cozy restaurants. This is a nice destination for a day trip. The Porretta Soul Festival takes place here in August.
One of the last castles built in Italy with a rich esoteric past. Visits only by appointment. Good to combine with a visit to borgo ‘la Scola di Vimignano’.
La Scuola di Gimignano, a tiny historic village in the middle of the mountains. More info
Ravenna, a beautiful medium-sized city known for its mosaic. It is the former capital of the Western Roman Empire and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Perfect to combine with one or two days on the coast.
Ferrara, medieval town in Emilia Romagna which is called the bicycle city of Italy. More info
Bologna, PORTICI di Bologna candidati a patrimonio mondiale UNESCO. More info
‘Pompeo Aria’, traces of Etruscan times can be found in the vicinity of the campsite. In Marzabotto you can admire excavations of the ancient city “Misa”. In the adjacent museum you can learn all about the Etruscans. More info
The longest (3,796 meters) arched pilgrim walk in the world. Climb 489 steps to the Santuario Madonna di San Luca. This is where you refresh your mind. Tip for parking (libero) and visit: Cimetario Monumentale della Certosa in Bologna.
The area on and around Monte Salvaro (10 minutes walk from the campsite) is a paradise for nature photographers.
Ask at the reception about the possibilities to discover the most beautiful places on Monte Salvaro accompanied by a local photographer-guide. It does not matter whether or not you have experience as a photographer.
Actress Angelica Zanardi has set up a beautiful estate in the hills of Bologna with its own vineyard, terrace with a view and an open-air theater.
Highly recommended is the sensory journey through nature, “La Voce degli Alberi”, which takes you along various trees on the site on the basis of an audio tour of one hour.
Discover the region with a Tesla? Would you like to drive in silence, with a glass roof, in a sustainable way on a pre-programmed tour on meandering Emilian and Tuscan roads? Departure from camping Ca’ le Scope. With suggestions for lunch, aperitif and / or dinner along the way.
It is also possible to rent a Tesla for a day or more days. If desired, even airport service.
Neighbor Eveline provides guided rides with her horses in the vicinity of the campsite. Individually or with others, drive through the mountains enjoying the view.
Some experience with horses is required. Are you interested? Ask for more info at the bar.
On the organic farm Hortus Coeli you will find a beautiful large lavender field, which you can admire in full bloom from June 24 to mid-July. There is also the possibility to buy, taste and try all kinds of lavender products. Such as essential oil, perfume, sachets, cosmetics, drinks and more. All products are made in a natural and organic way. The area also provides an excellent base for various hiking trips.
This estate is located in the Monte Sole Natural Park. They only produce organic wine. Weekly there is the possibility for a tour and wine tasting at the estate for camping guests.
Il Poggiolo is a fifteen minute walk from the campsite. It is a nice place, which is run by young (jazz) musicians. Simple meals are served here.
Use of local products. Traditional Bolognese cuisine. Good price-quality ratio.
Restaurant with traditional cuisine, typical dishes and local products located in a beautiful hamlet.
We are happy to make the reservation for you!
The place to rediscover the authentic taste of local products, in an elegant setting with attention to detail.
A tour through this azienda takes an hour. From vineyard, vinegar factory to vinegar tasting. The traditional aceto balsamico di Modena.
Beautiful view over the valley. Traditional Bolognese cuisine. Nicely set tables with table linen.
In this tavern, healthy food and wines are served with ingredients from a responsible biodynamic agriculture of their own farm.
This park is rich in plant species, as many as 986, This is about 1/3 of the total flora present in the Apennines. In addition to a rich flora and fauna, the park also has great historical importance in relation to the tragic events that took place here during the second world war.
A walk through this park will conjure up images of the moon due to the somewhat similar landscape. The park is a protected area and one of the largest karst configurations in Europe. It has a spectacular network of more than 200 plaster caves and in clear weather you can see the Alps.
The road towards this park is already beautiful. This park covers a mosaic of forested mountains, small valleys and gray calanques, interspersed with cherry orchards and fields. In addition to the rugged natural environment, you will find here the remains of a castle with a 14th-century castle tower and abbey.
Game can be spotted at various places in the vicinity of the camping from wildlife observation towers or while walking. The chance of active wildlife increases before dawn. Leave pets at home, move quietly (better yet, find a spot out of the wind and don’t move), wear clothes with green tones or black, and don’t use any cosmetics / perfume.
Camera en/of verrekijker mee en spotten maar.