CASTEL DEL RIO | Bologna
CASTEL DEL RIO Travel Guide
Castel del Rio is a village of 1.229 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins date probably back to the VI and VII century, as evidenced by some finds found in the area. In the 10th century here was built a Castle, which probably gave its name to the village, but today remain only the ruins. Crucial to the history of Castel del Rio was the Alidosi family, who ruled these lands for 400 years until, in 1638, the Church troops did conquer the fiefdom by throwing out the Alidosi family.
what to see and what to do
For the enthusiasts of outdoor activities, the territory of Castel del Rio is part of Alta Via dei Parchi, a route that passes through Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Marche and allows you to discover the beauty of the Apennines with its breathtaking views and pristine nature (the itinerary crosses two National Parks, five regionals parks and an interregional one). The itinerary is divided into 27 stages, for a total length of 500 kilometers, suitable for experienced hikers and simply enthusiasts. In the area there are also 10 cycling routes, of various difficulties, called "Ciclovie del Parco". The Regional Park of the Vena del Gesso Romagnola is also worth a visit: in addition to a very rich flora and fauna, thanks to the particular microclimate of the area, you can find ancient remains of human settlements of various ages, for example the remains of the Castle of Rontana, on the summit of Mount Rontana. dating from 973, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view. However, the particularity of the Vena del Gesso is the great presence of caves, many of which can be visited: more than 200 of them have been discovered, for a total of more than 40 kilometers.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
XXXVIII FESTE RINASCIMENTALI CASTEL DEL RIO
Le Feste Rinascimentali rievocano le atmosfere del '500, riportando il paese all'epoca della Signoria Alidosi, attraverso il Grande Corteo Storico, a costruzioni e animazioni d'epoca, al mercato storico, agli spettacoli serali, al processo alla strega, al rogo e ai fuochi artificiali al Ponte Alidosi e molto altro...
Piazza Repubblica Castel del Rio
quando = dal 14/07/2018 al 15/07/2018
orario = 14/07/2018 dalle 19.00 alle 24.00 del 15/07/2018
telefono = 3297719675
website = http://www.festerinascimentali.it
Associazione Culturale Alidosiana
Tel: +39 0542 670765
CASTEL DEL RIO Town Hall
Via Montanara, 1
Tel. +39 0542 95 906
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALETTA Hospital via Montericco 4 IMOLA
Tel.: +39 0542 66 2711
where is and how to reach Castel del Rio
BY CAR: From the A16 motorway exit IMOLA; alternatively, via Emilia, then continue on Strada Provinciale 610 towards CASALFIUMANESE
BY TRAIN: Imola station on the Bologna-Ancona line, then bus TPER 104 for CASALFIUMANESE