ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA |  Bologna

ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA Travel Guide


Anzola dell’Emilia is an Italian municipality of 12,260 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. In old times its name was Unciola, which is probably derived from the tradition that was in ancient times to divide the land into ounce; following the unification of Italy, the name "Emilia" was added to distinguish it from the homonymous village in the Val d'Ossola. Given its favorable geographic position, this area has been inhabited already in the Villanovian and Etruscan times, and there are documents which subsequently testify the Roman presence; The first reference to Anzola, however, dates back to 888, and concerns the Benedictine monastery of San Martino. Due to its proximity to the city of Bologna, just 13 kilometers away, Anzola has always been under the control of this city, standing alognside it, from the time of the Lega Lombarda fights to the battles between Guelfs and Ghibellines and the war against the Visconti family. In 1643 it was also struck by the plague.




what to see and what to do in ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA

To be visited :

The King Enzo Tower was very interesting, so called because in 1249 King Enzo was captured here after being caught by the Bolognese. It is all that remains today of the ancient castle of Anzola, which was destroyed in 1630, and once housed the residence of the Ladies and gentlemen, in addition to department stores and craft shops. Also to be seen is the Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo and the Badia of Santa Maria in Strada which, although they were rebuilt between 1600 and 1700, still show their past characteristics as well as some important paintings of the Bolognese school.
The Ice Cream Museum, inaugurated in 2012, is worth a visit: here you can go back to the history of this delicious food from its origins to today (it seems that the first "ice cream", more similar to today's sorbets, even date back to Mesopotamia), observe the ancient machines they used to do it, as well as the ability to learn how to prepare and then taste ice creams and sorbets. Also interesting is the Museo Archeologico Ambientale which traces, through the many historic finds of the area, the close relationship of love and hate that this land has always had with water (also called terramara, that is sour land).


EVENTS AND FAIRS

Many events take place in Anzola: 
  • at the end of May there is Beer'n'Grill, a street food festival, with particular reference to the world of grill (with challenges among professional grillers) and craft beer; 
  • at the beginning of July there is the Festival Park, this year at its second edition, which allows to know and listen to the new musicians of the Bolognese scene and beyond; 
  • in early September take place Badia in Festa, where you can taste the traditional dishes of the territory, including fried crescentines and polenta, in addition you can purchase the products of the Badia of Santa Maria, for example nocino (nut liqueur) and cherries in spirit; 
  • in the middle of October, the Anzola Festival is organized, with markets of local crafts and food and wine stands; 
  • on November 11, at the San Martino Festival, Porco Mondo take place, a festival devoted to the art of delicatessen and all the products derived from the processing of the pig, there will also be a competition to see who will be able to prepare the sausage more long. Also on the occasion of the Feast of San Martino take place the Sagra dei sughi, where you can taste the traditional sauces prepared with the must cooked, as well as the new wine and many traditional desserts, such as raviole, pinze or brazadèle, fried donuts.



Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via Carpanelli 24
Tel.  +39 051 736 593
www.facebook.com/prolocoanzola

ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA Town hall
Via Grimandi, 1
Tel.: +39 051 650 2111 www.comune.anzoladellemilia.bo.it

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Hospital  Ospedale di S. Giovanni in Persiceto SS. Salvatore - Via Enzo Palma, 1 Tel.  +39 051 681 3111
   First Aid  tel.118




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    HOW TO REACH:

    by Car: coming from East :   A1 Motorway,  exit  Bologna Borgo Panigale and then State Road 9 Via Emilia toward Modena to Anzola; from South or North A1 Motorway exit  Valsamoggia and then State Road 9 Via Emilia toward Bologna

    by Train: on the slow Bologna-Milan line, Stazione di Anzola Dell'Emilia



    The Destinations:
    1. METROPOLITAN AREA of Bologna
    2. ALTO RENO TERME - Bologna
    3. ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
    4. ARGELATO - Bologna
    5. BARICELLA - Bologna
    6. BAZZANO - Bologna
    7. BENTIVOGLIO - Bologna
    8. BORGO TOSSIGNANO - Bologna
    9. BUDRIO - Bologna
    10. CALDERARA DI RENO - Bologna
    11. CAMUGNANO - Bologna
    12. CASALECCHIO DI RENO - Bologna
    13. CASALFIUMANESE - Bologna
    14. CASTEL D'AIANO - Bologna
    15. CASTEL DEL RIO - Bologna
    16. CASTEL DI CASIO - Bologna
    17. CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA
    18. CASTEL MAGGIORE - Bologna
    19. CASTELLO D'ARGILE - Bologna
    20. CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE - Bologna
    21. CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME - Bologna
    22. CASTENASO - Bologna
    23. CASTIGLIONE DEI PEPOLI - Bologna
    24. CRESPELLANO - Bologna
    25. CREVALCORE - Bologna
    26. DOZZA - Bologna
    27. FONTANELICE - Bologna
    28. GAGGIO MONTANO - Bologna
    29. GALLIERA - Bologna
    30. GRANAGLIONE - Bologna
    31. GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
    32. GRIZZANA MORANDI - Bologna
    33. IMOLA - Bologna
    34. LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE - Bologna
    35. LOIANO - Bologna
    36. MALALBERGO - Bologna
    37. MARZABOTTO - Bologna
    38. MEDICINA - Bologna
    39. MINERBIO - Bologna
    40. MOLINELLA - Bologna
    41. MONGHIDORO - Bologna
    42. MONTERENZIO - Bologna
    43. MONTE SAN PIETRO - Bologna
    44. MONTEVEGLIO - Bologna
    45. MONZUNO - Bologna
    46. MORDANO - Bologna
    47. OZZANO DELL' EMILIA - Bologna
    48. PIANORO - Bologna
    49. PIEVE DI CENTO - Bologna
    50. PORRETTA TERME - Bologna
    51. SALA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
    52. SAN BENEDETTO VAL DI SAMBRO - Bologna
    53. SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO - Bologna
    54. SAN GIOVANNI IN PERSICETO - Bologna
    55. SAN LAZZARO DI SAVENA - Bologna
    56. SAN PIETRO IN CASALE - Bologna
    57. SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
    58. SASSO MARCONI - Bologna
    59. SAVIGNO - Bologna
    60. VERGATO- Bologna
    61. VALSAMOGGIA - Bologna
    62. VIDICIATICO - Bologna
    63. ZOLA PREDOSA - Bologna