CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA

CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA 
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Castel Guelfo di Bologna  is a village of 4.482 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

Its name derives from Castrum Guelfum, Guelph fortification dating back to 1309, when a castle was built to defend the territory from the attacks of the nearby city of Imola, given its proximity to the latter. 

Between 1400 and 1700 took shape the architectural structure of the village, with the castle in a raised position and the village with a classic rectangular shape, which has remained largely unaltered since then.


what to see and what to do:  Malvezzi-Hercolani Palace - Battilani collection - Outlets

When you arrive at Castel Guelfo it seems almost to return to the Middle Ages: the old town is surrounded by the imposing defensive walls and the four corner towers. In the central square are Palazzo Malvezzi-Hercolani, which has a beautiful courtyard with two orders of porticoes and today is the town hall; the Palazzo del Podestà, characterized by a tower and a cloister of the 15th century, and the Cassero, the ancient gateway to the village, once the only access, to allow a more effective defense, and today a clock tower. In fact, in ancient times, in addition to the drawbridge that was lowered every morning, around the walls there was also a ditch full of water, to underline the purely military character of this village.

Castel Guelfo is the perfect starting point to visit the Motor Valley, that is the area of Emilia Romagna known all over the world to host the most famous car and motorcycle companies. No wonder so many here will organize gatherings of cars and motorcycles and more, this area is also famous for its streets filled with fantastic curves and breathtaking landscapes, which attract fans of motorcycles and cars from around the world. In addition to the best-known brands, a few kilometers from Castel Guelfo you can visit the Battilani collection, particularly interesting, because here were joined many motorcycles from 1945 to the present, Italian and foreign. Here you can admire rare and interesting models, like the FN 1905, or Pennazio, as well as discover the exciting stories of the characters who have shaped the history of motorcycle, as Vittorina Sambri, the first woman who took part in a motorcycle race . As if all this were not enough, the Motor Valley have also several kart tracks and race tracks, where you can experience the thrill of a ride on a sports car, or attend courses dedicated to sporty driving. In addition you can also find numerous motor-themed vacation packages.

For shopping lovers at Castel Guelfo there is one of the most famous Italian Outlets, the  CASTEL GUELFO OUTLETS

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

There are various events that take place during the year in Castel Guelfo: the first of May there is the Medieval Festival, a classic historical re-enactment through the streets of the village, with costume parades, archery competitions, historical fights and a show of flag-wavers; at the end of June there is the Wine and Donut Festival, which has become a tradition and an excellent opportunity to rediscover the local gastronomy, all accompanied by concerts, shows and exhibitions; in mid-December, take place Christmas Colors and Flavors, the classic Christmas market, with the historic center and Palazzo Hercolani-Malvezzi dressed up to host local artistic crafts stalls.


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Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist Information Office of CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA
 Via del Commercio, 4/Z - 40023  c/o Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets.
Tel: +39 0542 670765
www.imolafaenza.it

CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA Town Hall 
Via Gramsci, 10
Tel. +39 0542 639 211
www.castelguelfo.bologna.it


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALETTA Hospital  via Montericco 4  IMOLA
Tel.: +39 0542 66 2711

First Aid 
tel.  118


where is and how to reach Castel Guelfo


by CAR: From the A16 motorway exit CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME; then continue on Provincial Roads 19 and 31 towards CASTELGUELFO  ; coming from Rimini on the A16, IMOLA recommended exit.
Please Note: the Outlets is located a few hundred meters from the CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME exit on the A16

by TRAIN + BUS: Imola station on the Bologna-Ancona line, then bus TPER 157 from Autostazione Imola towards Medicina


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