CASTEL MAGGIORE  |  Bologna

CASTEL MAGGIORE  Travel Guide

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Castel Maggiore is a city of 18,298 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. In ancient times its name was Castaniolo, and its origins date back to the Roman imperial era, as evidenced by some discoveries made in the area. Given its position, Castel Maggiore was the scene of continuous battles: first the Gothic wars, then it passed under the control of the Exarchate of Ravenna, to be then invaded by the Longobards and the Franks. The name Castel Maggiore dates back to the beginning of the 1800s, and in this period the city experienced a period of industrialization, with the opening of a new mechanical and smelting workshop that was responsible for the construction of agricultural machinery and tools.


what to see and what to do in CASTEL MAGGIORE

Around Castel Maggiore you can admire beautiful private villas, belonging to the ancient noble families of the area, among them worth visiting Villa Zarri, of the 18th century, with the façade decorated with a central tympanum and surrounded by a large park of linden and plane trees; Villa Salina, of the homonymous family, today houses some structures of the Region and has a characteristic gate, decorated with sphinxes; Villa Isabella, from the Baroque period, is the typical Bolognese villa, and you can still admire the beautiful frescoes in the loggia and in some rooms, in addition to the beautiful garden with an artificial lake and several statues. For those who want to do outdoor activities, the Navile Canal and the Lungoreno offer the possibility of taking very pleasant walks, and maybe even get to the ancient Palazzo del Sostegno.
But Castel Maggiore, in addition to being a suitable place for quiet walks, is located in what is now known throughout the world as Motor Valley, a destination for motor enthusiasts and adrenaline activities. The streets of this area are among the most beautiful in the country, and have long been a destination for fans of two and four wheels looking for curves and breathtaking views. Moreover, just 15 kilometers from Castel Maggiore is Borgo Panigale, home of the famous Ducati motor home. Founded in 1926, already in 1946 it has been building avant-garde bikes both from a technical and stylistic point of view. Today, Ducati participates in the Superbike and Moto GP races, winning many victories. Furthermore, in 2015 he presented the Scrambler brand, a perfect mix of new concepts and tradition, available in many different versions, from those suitable for off-road to the more classic ones, to satisfy all his fans. The Scrambler brand also includes a line of technical and everyday accessories and clothing. If all this was not enough, in the Motor Valley there are also 5 racetracks and 11 go-kart tracks, where speed enthusiasts can not only visit places they consider of worship, but also experience the thrill of speed.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Many events take place during the year in Castel Maggiore: we start with Italia da Gustare, at the end of February, an enogastronomic event that allows you to taste the typical products of the various Italian regions; in mid-March there is the ancient Raviola Festival, dating back to 1600, an opportunity to taste the local traditional cuisine; CondiMenti, at the end of June, festival dedicated to food and literature that takes place in the magnificent setting of Villa Salina, characterized by book presentations, tastings, coking shows and theatrical performances.

accomodations in CASTEL MAGGIORE

SAN PIETRO IN CASALE BOLOGNA  hotel
CHOOSE BETWEEN THE BEST HOTEL, B & B, AGRITURISM AND RESORT OF CASTEL MAGGIORE , AT THE GATES OF BOLOGNA



Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco CASTEL MAGGIORE
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via della Stazione, 2 - 40013
Tel. +39 051 713 599 
www.prolococastelmaggiore.com

CASTEL MAGGIORE Town hall
Via Matteotti, 10 - 40013
Tel.  +39 051 638 6811
www.comune.castel-maggiore.bo.it

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital Ospedale MAGGIORE 
 Largo Nigrisoli, 2, Bologna 
Tel. +39 051 647 8111

   First Aid  tel.118

where - in the hinterland of Bologna,  to the East


CASTEL MAGGIORE borders the municipal territory of Bologna from which it is easy to reach:

in AUTO: EXIT n.5 or n. 6 of the ring road
by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, Bologna-Padova line , from Bologna Central stop Bologna Corticella or Castel Maggiore
by BUS: From Bologna BUS Terminal  Bus TPER line to Castel Maggiore


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