CASTEL D'AIANO |  Bologna

CASTEL D'AIANO Travel Guide

Castel d'Aiano is a village of 1,857 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins date back to Roman times, and it is thought that its name derives from the Roman family to whom this area had been granted. Its name was quoted for the first time in a document of 969, a period in which it belonged to the possessions of Countess Matilde of Canossa. Given its position, Castel d'Aiano was long disputed among the cities of Modena and Bologna, and therefore being periodically under the dominion of one city or the other; of the castle today there are very few traces, only parts of the walls and foundations. Very interesting is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, located in the center of the village, although it was rebuilt between 1959 and 1960, since it was completely destroyed during World War II.


what to see and what to do

Castel d'Aiano is the ideal starting point for those who want to spend time outdoor: the territory is full of paths, for a total length of about 130 kilometers, most of which are suitable for everyone, although some of them have some more challenging traits. Hiking can be done both on foot and by mountain bike, but there is also the possibility to do horse trekking, looking for routes other than usual and definitely more demanding than the classic walk: you may need to get off the saddle and lead by hand the animal, but it's an experience that's worth trying! All trails and hiking trails allow you to admire the uncontaminated nature with its rich fauna made up of fallow deer, deer and wild boar, as well as to visit the many shrines and places of interest found on the slopes of the Apennines, such as the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Brasa or the fortess-house of Famaticcia, but also the splendid Labante Caves, dug into the travertine by the water passage and topped by a waterfall that makes this landscape even more picturesque. The Caves are located within a park suitable for hiking and biking, and there are various facilities for organizing barbecues safely. For more information on possible itineraries www.casteldaianotrekking.it/sentieri




EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


There are a lot of events that take place in Castel D'Aiano: in May, there is the Italian Championship of Vintage Trial, rally and race with vintage trial motorbike; in the middle of June there is the Borlengo Feast, with food and wine stands where, among other specialties of the mountain tradition, it is possible to taste Borlengo, a kind of thin and crisp crepe, a dish typical of poor cooking; the first of July there is the Wine and Ancient flavors Festival, with food and wine stands and local crafts; in mid-July, at Rocca di Roffeno, there is the Great Concerto of Fireworks, a fireworks show in music time, really impressive! Also in July, the penultimate weekend, there is the Artisan Beer Festival, with gastronomic stalls and the presence of several craft breweries presenting their products; at the end of July, take place the Feast of the Ancient Traditions, with historical re-enactments and demonstrations of ancient crafts, live music and wine and food stalls; in the middle of August there is the Feast of the Madonna delle Grazie, a country festival with exhibition-market and wine and food stands where you can taste the flavors of mountain tradition.

Useful Info and Contacts

TOURIST OFFICE
 
Camugnano - Piazza Kennedy Rear parking area c / o Library Reading Room
Tel. +39 0534 46677
Open from 16/9 to 14/6 Thursday, Saturday and holidays from 8 to 13; from 15/6 to 15/9 also on Monday


CASTEL D'AIANO Town Hall
Piazza Nanni Levera, 12
Tel. +39 051 673 5711  www.comune.casteldaiano.bo.it

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital of Vergato 
Via Dell'Ospedale, 1
Tel.: +39051 674 9111
First Aid 
tel.  118


where is Castel d'Aiano and how to reach


by CAR: From the A1 motorway the exit to reach Vergato is that of Sasso Marconi from the A1 and then continue on the SS64 Porrettana, direction Porretta / Pistoia; at Pian di Venola take Provincial Road 69 and then 623 for Castel d'Aiano.

by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, from Bologna Centrale direction Porretta, stop at Vergato Station, then from VERGATO TERMINAL (2 minutes from the station) Bus  TPER 727 to Castel d'Aiano

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