BUDRIO | Bologna
BUDRIO Travel Guide
Budrio is a village of 18,479 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins are ancient, even date back to the Villanovian civilization, as evidenced by the many finds found in the area and exposed to the Archaeological Museum, as well as its name, which was formerly Butrium, ravine. There are also traces of Etruscan and Galli settlements, as far as the Romans, as evidenced by the geometric division of the fields, called agricultural centuration, and the streets of the historic center that cross at right angles, as was typical of Roman civilization. Towards the end of the 14th century, Budrio Castle, which had been repeatedly destroyed during past battles, was rebuilt by the governor of Bologna, Cardinal Albornoz, taking the classic square-shaped form with the towers at the corners; in the following century the village was incorporated into the castle.
what to see and what to do in BUDRIO
To visit the Museum of Idice River Valley, located in a neo-Renaissance style building and inaugurated in 2001. As you can guess from the name, the museum aims to highlight the protagonists who have made the history of these territories, with inventions and innovations; consequently, a reference to the genius of Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio, could not be missing. The exhibition also hosts objects that have now become rare products created by Ducati, from the creation of the factory to the 70s, but above all vintage motorcycles, such as the Cucciolo, one of the first models produced by the engine manufacturer, and also one of the most beloved; obviously the two bikes that, in 1957, have been around the world during the epic adventure of Tartarini and Monetti could not miss, in addition to the original film of the trip.
EVENTS AND FAIRS
Tel. +39 051 802 888
Tel.: +39 051 692 8111
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Hospital Ospedale di Budrio- Via Benni, 44 Tel. +39 051 809 111
First Aid tel.118
where is Budrio?
by TRAIN: From Bologna CENTRALE, BOLOGNA-PORTOMAGGIORE line, Budrio Station