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CASTELLO D'ARGILE Travel Guide & Hotels

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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

For those who love outdoor activities, the territory of Castello d'Argile is full of paths and country roads that you can travel on foot or by bike, perhaps even to go to one of the nearby villages, such as Venezzano or Ronchi, to admire places where time seems to stand still, such as the neo-Gothic church of Santa Maria di Venezzano or the Torre Marsigli, a typical example of a dovecote tower with probable defensive origins.
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

Various events taking place in Castello d'Argile during the year: the July Fair, in mid-July, a trade show with exhibitors from all the Italian regions presenting typical handicrafts and gastronomy products; in Mascarino, a district of Castello d'Argile, the "Sagra dei Sughi" takes place in mid-September: it is a festival of rural origin that took place in ancient times, when the grape must was boiled with sugar and flour. to get a kind of pudding, called "sugo", very tasty. The first weekend of October is celebrated, for 181 years now, the Feast of Erzen, from the dialect name of Castello d’Argile, a festival dedicated to the Madonna del Rosario, with food and wine stands, live music and light fixtures. In mid-December, in Mascarino, there is the Christmas Market, this year at the second edition, with local craft stands, ideal for Christmas gifts.

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Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco CASTELLO D'ARGILE
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Piazza A. Gadani, 2


CASTELLO D'ARGILE Town hall
Piazza A. Gadani, 2 - 40050 
Tel. +39 051 686 8811
 www.comune.castello-d-argile.bo.it 


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital
Ospedale di Bentivoglio , via G. Marconi,35   Tel.  +39 051 664 4111
   First Aid  tel.118




    where - on the plain of Bologna,  to the North


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