BENTIVOGLIO | Bologna
BENTIVOGLIO Travel Guide
Bentivoglio is a municipality fo 5.495 inhabitants in the province of. Its name comes from the homonymous noble family of Bologna, who here built a castle in about 1500, called Domus Jocunditas, that it was for hunt with dogs and falcon, fishing and other entertainments. The origins of Bentivoglio are, however, much older, and date back to the Villanovian period, as demonstrated by some tombs dating back to 930 b.C. and a 6th century Stele that were found in this area; but were the Romans who made the first land dreinage to make this territory healthier, and today some of the remains that proof it can still be seen. The history of Bentivoglio is closely linked to that of the Navile canal, built in the first decades of 1200: this has always been used as a way of communication and exchange of goods, and along its path there were numerous fortifications to defend the border against the neighboring territories of Ferrara, controlled by the Marquis of Este.
what to see and what to do in BENTIVOGLIO
For those who love outdoor activities, Oasis La Rizza is the ideal place: located in the northern part of the territory, where old rice fields were once, today the Oasis is a complex environment of wetlands, cane fields, woods and canals, which have allowed a large number of bird species to find here a suitable place to nest. Inside the Oasis there are plenty of trails that, in addition to making beautiful walks, also allow you to approach predetermined observation points that enable you to observe the rich fauna of this place including, after centuries of absence, white storks.
EVENTS AND FAIRS
Tel.: +39 051 664 3511
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Hospital Ospedale di Bentivoglio Via Marconi, 35 Tel. +39 051 664 4111
First Aid tel.118