CASTEL DI CASIO |  Bologna

CASTEL DI CASIO Travel Guide

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Castel di Casio is a municipality of 3,427 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

It is located in the beautiful Limetra di Treppio Valley, a tributary of the river Reno. The name is of Roman origin, and derives from "Vìcus Cassi", or hamlet of Casio. At the time of the Roman Empire it was a prosperous village, as shown by excavations conducted in 1836, which led to the discovery of funerary urns containing coins, some even of gold. 

During the Middle Ages it was part of the possessions of the Countess Matilde di Canossa. 

In the XII century, after a siege lasting six months, Castel di Casio passed under the dominion of the city of Bologna, which sent a Podest to govern it; the Podesteria of Casio was the most powerful and vast of the Bolognese mountains. 

Due to its position, Castel di Casio has been the territory of numerous battles, first with Pistoia and then with Florence, until it became part of the Curch in 1506. 

It was twice hit by the plague and, in 1470, also from a violent earthquake that caused almost all the houses to collapse.


what to see and what to do

Interesting to visit in Castel di Casio are the Oratory of St. Ilario, a small church dating back to 1100 with a single nave and semicircular apse; inside it you can still see what remains of some frescoes probably dating back to the 16th century. Very important for the inhabitants of Casio is the Fonte del Perio, already known in 1200, which is located in a small park and from which flows pure water. Typical of this area are the vineyard towers, some of which have recently been restored. It is worth taking a trip to Castrola, to admire the fortified medieval village and the ancient bridge that connected the territories of Bologna and Pistoia.
Castel di Casio is just 12 kilometers from the Regional Park of the Lakes of Suviana and Brasimone, characterized by forests of beech, oak and conifers, with the two artificial lakes that are located at the borders of the park. For lovers of outdoor activities this is the ideal place: inside the Park there are 30 kilometers of trails, natural habitat of a rich fauna, which includes deer, wolves and fallow deer. These routes are suitable for those who want to take a quiet walk, but also for those who want to take a mountain bike ride, or those who want to get to the summit of Monte Calvi, at 1283 meters above sea level. In the winter time it is also possible to do night excursions with snowshoes. If you want, you can make trips to the picturesque villages of Bargi and Stagno. Obviously, being between two lakes, there is also the possibility to have a quiet bath, but also sports activities such as rowing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, as well as rafting on the river Limentra. On the shores of Lake Suviana is the Adventure Park Saltapicchio, which provides visitors with 10 routes equipped, suitable for any type of public.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

There are various events taking place in Castel di Casio during the year. These include the Rievocazione Medievale, the second half of June, during which, for two days, the village brings to life the typical atmosphere of the Middle Ages, thanks to historical parades, musical performances and street artists, demonstrations of ancient crafts and stands where you can taste typical products. In mid-September there is the Agricultural Festival, with the parade of tractors, typically agricultural games, music and also the participation of the Raab, the Rally of the Alto Appennino Bolognese.

accomodations in CASTEL DI CASIO

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Useful Info and Contacts

TOURIST OFFICE
 
CASTEL DI CASIO
Via Vittorio Veneto, 7
www.prolococasteldicasio.it

Town Hall of CASTEL DI CASIO
Via Marconi, 9 
Tel. +39 0534 44 133
www.comune.casteldicasio.bo.it

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital of PORRETTA TERME - Via Oreste Zagnoni, 5 · 0534 20711

First Aid  tel. 118

where - on the hill of Bologna,  to the South



by CAR: From the North from the A1 motorway the exit to reach Granaglione is that of Sasso Marconi from A1 and then continue on the SS64 Porrettana, direction Porretta / Pistoia then Strada Provinciale 64.then Provincial Road 324 towards Gaggio Montano then Provincial Roads 82 and 71 in the direction of Lizzano.

by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, every half hour at peak time, from Bologna Centrale direction Porretta, Porretta Station, then local buses from Autostazione di Porretta.

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PORRETTA TERME


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ALTO RENO TERME

The Destinations:
  1. METROPOLITAN AREA of Bologna
  2. ALTO RENO TERME - Bologna
  3. ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
  4. ARGELATO - Bologna
  5. BARICELLA - Bologna
  6. BAZZANO - Bologna
  7. BENTIVOGLIO - Bologna
  8. BORGO TOSSIGNANO - Bologna
  9. BUDRIO - Bologna
  10. CALDERARA DI RENO - Bologna
  11. CAMUGNANO - Bologna
  12. CASALECCHIO DI RENO - Bologna
  13. CASALFIUMANESE - Bologna
  14. CASTEL D'AIANO - Bologna
  15. CASTEL DEL RIO - Bologna
  16. CASTEL DI CASIO - Bologna
  17. CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA
  18. CASTEL MAGGIORE - Bologna
  19. CASTELLO D'ARGILE - Bologna
  20. CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE - Bologna
  21. CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME - Bologna
  22. CASTENASO - Bologna
  23. CASTIGLIONE DEI PEPOLI - Bologna
  24. CRESPELLANO - Bologna
  25. CREVALCORE - Bologna
  26. DOZZA - Bologna
  27. FONTANELICE - Bologna
  28. GAGGIO MONTANO - Bologna
  29. GALLIERA - Bologna
  30. GRANAGLIONE - Bologna
  31. GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
  32. GRIZZANA MORANDI - Bologna
  33. IMOLA - Bologna
  34. LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE - Bologna
  35. LOIANO - Bologna
  36. MALALBERGO - Bologna
  37. MARZABOTTO - Bologna
  38. MEDICINA - Bologna
  39. MINERBIO - Bologna
  40. MOLINELLA - Bologna
  41. MONGHIDORO - Bologna
  42. MONTERENZIO - Bologna
  43. MONTE SAN PIETRO - Bologna
  44. MONTEVEGLIO - Bologna
  45. MONZUNO - Bologna
  46. MORDANO - Bologna
  47. OZZANO DELL' EMILIA - Bologna
  48. PIANORO - Bologna
  49. PIEVE DI CENTO - Bologna
  50. PORRETTA TERME - Bologna
  51. SALA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
  52. SAN BENEDETTO VAL DI SAMBRO - Bologna
  53. SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO - Bologna
  54. SAN GIOVANNI IN PERSICETO - Bologna
  55. SAN LAZZARO DI SAVENA - Bologna
  56. SAN PIETRO IN CASALE - Bologna
  57. SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
  58. SASSO MARCONI - Bologna
  59. SAVIGNO - Bologna
  60. VERGATO- Bologna
  61. VALSAMOGGIA - Bologna
  62. VIDICIATICO - Bologna
  63. ZOLA PREDOSA - Bologna