ARGELATO | Bologna
ARGELATO Travel Guide
Argelato is a municipality of 9.823 inhabitants, in the province of Bologna. Its name probably derives from the characteristics of the territory, whether it is the predominantly clayey soil or the work that was used to do to stem the frequent overflowings of the Reno. During the Middle Ages the territory of Argelato belonged to Countess Matilde of Canossa, until it passed under the control of the city of Bologna, towards the mid-1200, and was involved in the military and political affairs of the city. Even during the mid 1600s, following periodic siege and floods, the families of Argelato built and moved to the town of Venezzano, today the village of Castel d'Argile.
what to see and what to do in ARGELATO
For those who love outdoor activities, Argelato's countryside is full of hiking trails and country roads that you can cross both on foot and by bicycle, maybe achieve one of the nearby villages such as Funo or Malacappa to admire places where time seems to have stopped.
But Argelato is not only suitable for walks, because it is in the center of what is now known as the Motor Valley, and its roads are often the destination for motorbikes or groups of enthusiasts who wants drive on beautiful roads, full of turns, having a great cornering experience and huge leaning. Many holiday packages are organized for motorcycle lovers and not only (we must always remember that Emilia Romagna is also famous for its excellent gastronomy), with the possibility of speedway running on two or four wheels (www.motorvalley.it). Of course there are many museums dedicated to the most famous motor homes: the one dedicated to Ferruccio Lamborghini, where you can admire the entire production of the famous car manufacturer, from the first Carloca tractor from 1947 to the latest sports car such as Miura, Countach and Urraco, to name just a few; the Ducati Museum, which allows you to retrace the whole story of the famous brand; the Umberto Panini Collection, despite being a private collection, was declared the Official Collection of Maserati Cars, and today is the official historical collection of the brand. In addition to museums, too many to name them all, for those who, in addition to watching, want to go on speedway, there are plenty of circuits, both for motorcycles and cars, in the Motor Valley, as well as 11 kartodroms: you have your pick in conclusion!
EVENTS AND FAIRS
Remember that Villa Beatrice, with its beautiful spaces, also hosts concerts of artists from all over the world.
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