CASTELLO D'ARGILE | Bologna
CASTELLO D'ARGILE Travel Guide & Hotels
Castello d'Argile is a municipality of 6,509 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its name derives from the Latin "Argiletum", word used by the Romans to indicate a territory rich in clay; the addition of the word Castello dates back to 1380, when Bologna reconstructed the new town in the shape of castrum, a fortified place with defensive purposes, after the original village was destroyed during the struggle for the conquest of Bologna by the Visconti family. Given its proximity to the capital, Castello d'Argile was for a long time part of the jurisdiction of the bishop of Bologna, until, in 1506, Pope Giulio II conquered the territory annexing it to the Church.
what to see and what to do in CASTELLO D'ARGILE
Castello d'Argile is not only a place suitable for those in search of quiet walks in the open air; this location is in fact located within what is now known as the Motor Valley, where motorcyclists, but also drivers, come in search of exciting routes full of curves and views, as well as many motor-themed meetings that keep in the different localities of the zone. As these places are linked to the world of motorsport, is demonstrated by the numerous theme holiday packages available. The possibilities are many, from visits to museums dedicated to some of the most famous car and motorcycle manufacturers in the world, to the possibility of experiencing the excitement of a lap on a sports car.
EVENTS AND FAIRS
Tel. +39 051 686 8811
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital
First Aid tel.118