Al Pelegrén

Creative Itineraries to Explore and Enjoy

Excursions, tastings, workshops: a mix of experiences on the Bolognese Apennines to get in touch with the environment and local culture and traditions in the Upper Idice Valley … and more!

I Pellegrini sul Monte Canda

Tireless and curious life travelers.

We, pilgrims, do not walk only: when we travel along common roads, paths and trails, we immerse ourselves in the nature, also meeting people who live in the places where we arrive. We listen carefully to their voices to learn about their history and their traditions, very often told in dialect, in front of a local cuisine dish. And despite the many kilometers traveled, we continue to get excited in front of the wonder of a landscape.

“Traveling always takes us to an infinite space…!”

About us

“Al Pelegrén” in Bolognese dialect means “Il Pellegrino” and it is the name we chose for this project because it describes us perfectly: we are Michele and Liliana, a couple of pilgrim souls, passionate explorers, who transformed their way of being, into a profession. We slowly travel across places, diving into nature, history, traditions, food and wine culture and then share the experiences with small groups of people. Starting from our territory, a small part of Appennino Bolognese, rich in biodiversity and history to discover, going towards the rest of the world, with a slow pace and a curious eye. Would you join us?

“In life I have always looked for the Egg of Columbus, that is, small and simple things, those that create great things!”

(L. Guglielmi, gardener of Italo Calvino)

Organize your
experience with us!

Nature, art and tradition are the keywords we build unique experiences on: excursions in the environment to rediscover contact with ourselves and nature; tastings and courses for wine and cooking lovers; art & nature workshops for adults and children are some of our proposals to experience the Apennines as true pilgrims!

For those looking for something exclusive, tailor-made, in their own area, we offer consultancy and organization of unique events or packages with multiple activities spread over several days, for small groups or individuals.

Nature Experiences

Walks, excursions, experiences for all tastes and all ages, with a single common factor: NATURE

Culture and Gastronomy

Discovering the local traditions by exploring the “poor cuisine” so rich in flavors …

Activities for children

Liliana, organizes Art & Nature workshops and courses in the environment, addressed to the little ones, to make them approch Nature while having fun …

Wine World

Michele, a passionate sommelier, organizes tours, tastings, master classes and courses to approach wine. To appreciate more what we drink …

Would you like to see what is waiting for you?

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Where do your activities take place?

We organize activities for the entire metropolitan area of Bologna, especially in the Apennine area. Most of the events are concentrated in the area where we live, in the upper Idice valley, in particular in the La Martina Provincial Park area.

Are there any special requirements to participate?

Generally not, some activities require a minimum of physical training, others are geared towards children (or adults who insist on refusing to grow up). It is important to contact for any specific occasion to receive all the necessary information.

What does 'Tour packages organisation consultancy' mean?

It means that one of our activities, as deep lovers of our territory and of the regions that we have traveled and known in depth, is to build routes, travels, experiences focused on our beloved topics characterized by authenticity.

Is it possible to collaborate with us?

Certainly, we strongly believe in collaboration with local authorities and producers and all tourism operators like us. Only together can we build an attractive and engaging tourist destination for us and our visitors.

What Our ‘Pilgrims’ Say


I think that whatever Michele will do, it will be excellent! Having cooperated with him in a similar project for years in another location, I know that this new company will offer the best of the best in terms of geology, nature, wine, food (Michele is a sommelier and a hopeless foodie!) and many other things. If you want a professional, fun and tailor made experience of the region, then Al Pelgrén will be the best of choices. Good luck Michele!

– Carmen Portella, Lanzarote Eco-Insider


Grazie Liliana per la giornata di ieri: è stata davvero una splendida esperienza per me, mio marito e anche per la nostra piccola Matilde!

– Anna


Ciao Liliana, complimenti per la bellissima passeggiata di ieri. Ci piacerebbe partecipare ad altre vostre iniziative per cui fateci avere il calendario!

– Adriana e Andrea

The Pilgrim’s Diary

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