CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME
CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME Travel Guide
Castel San Pietro Terme, known by locals as Castel San Pír or Castel San Pídar, is a commune of the metropolitan city of Bologna, which is named after an ancient Basilica dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul already in Roman times.
It rises on the ancient Via Emilia, near the Sillaro stream, which divides Emilia from Romagna. The fascinating surrounding area, boasting vast plains and soft hillside landscapes, is the ideal setting for pleasant outings, hiking in the woods or wine and food routes, looking for delicacies such as the finest local honey.
Just between these valleys took place the crucial battles during World War II, which saw the protagonists of the paratroopers of the Brigade Folgore.
Castel San Pietro is famous for its thermal waters, which originate from the sulfur and salt-bromo-iodic sources present on the territory.
Surrounded by a beautiful park, the Spas are today one of the main attractions of the city and are a popular destination for those who want to spend a holiday of health and well being, just a few steps from the historic center.
At the renowned Castel San Pietro Spa you can indulge in relaxing activities such as sludges and therapeutic baths, whirlpools and Finnish saunas as well as numerous health benefits such as inhalation or physical therapy sessions.
The thermal baths have an excellent connection to the main road infrastructure, and in particular to the A14 motorway, which has an exit dedicated to the resort.
Near the thermal baths there is also a wonderful golf course, which attracts thousands of enthusiasts every year.
Castel San Pietro boasts a magnificent theater, the Cassero, whose first building dates back to 1199, which is housed inside an ancient eighteenth-century castle.
Among the religious festivals most followed by the local community, include the Feast of the Crucifix (the fifth Sunday of Lent), featuring the impressive concert of 55 bells and the feast of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary on October 7th.
There are numerous other events, such as the various music festivals and the picturesque Carrera, an amateur race of thrust vehicles, which takes place on the occasion of the September Castellano Festival.
VILLA RESTA & DEPENDANCECastel San Pietro Terme
where: along Emilia Street towards Imola
Tel. 051 6954135
40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)
- A.S.L. (Health's National Service) CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME's Hospital - Viale Oriani, 1 - tel. 051/6955111
- Municipal Police Via XX Settembre,3 tel. 800 887398