CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE | Bologna
CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE Travel Guide
Castello di Serravalle is a village of 4,902 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins are very old, and thanks to the findings found in the area there are testimonies of the presence of Etruscans, Galli Boi and also Romans; but its current structure dates back to the period when Castello di Serravalle was part of the possessions of the Exarchate of Ravenna, which here built a castle to defend itself from the invasions of the Longobardi, a castle that was destroyed during the eighth century.
Given its border position, however, the castle was rebuilt a short time later, and it seems that in the 800s here Carlo Magno stopped during his trip to Rome. After being part of the possessions of the Countess Matilde di Canossa, it came under the control of Modena, after the battle of Zappolino.
From 2014 Januar CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE is a town hall and also the municipal seat of the new Municipality of Valsamoggia, created by the merger of the former municipalities of Bazzano, Crespellano, Monteveglio, Savigno and Castello di Serravalle.
what to see and what to do in CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE
Today the Palazzo dei Capitani di Montagna is home to the Museum of the Hill and Wine, an exhibition that allows visitors to learn about the area through objects commonly used in the countryside. The Museum is divided into nine sections that from time to time tackle different topics that characterize the territory of which Castello di Serravalle is part: we speak of archeology then, and of ancient history; of the castle; the interaction of man with nature, both from an agricultural and a zootechnical point of view; grapes and wine: in Emilia Romagna a section dedicated to wine can not be missing; nature with its badlands, which characterize the appearance of this territory in such a particular way; residents; the post-war period, because in this area the battles were bitter and the losses were high; finally, folklore, the folk traditions that make each people unique. Starting from the Museum you can also visit the many farms and wineries, and maybe even have a tasting of typical products.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
- at the end of January there is the Bonfire of Sant'Antonio, characterized by a torchlight descent from the castle to the Church of Sant'Apollinare;
- in mid-March the Festa del Maiale takes place, an event of ancient origins that shows the ancient methods of processing the pig, followed by tastings and sale of local products;
- in early July there is the Festa dell'Aratura, with exhibits of agricultural machinery and artisan and food and wine stands, where you can taste tigelle, crescentine and polenta.
where - in Valsamoggia, west of Bologna
BY CAR: From the A1 motorway, exit at Bologna Casalecchio; from the Bologna ring road instead take the exits n. 3; in all cases then continue along the Strada Bazzanese towards Maranello; Coming from the North, the exit on the A1 motorway is Valsamoggia, continue towards Via Emilia (Strada Statale 9) towards Modena, then at Calcara take the Provincial Road 27 and then the 569, both in the Vignola direction . At Crespellano follow the Provincial Road 27 and then 70 in the direction of Zocca up to Castello di Serravalle-.
BY TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, with frequent cadence, from Bologna Centrale towards Vignola, BAZZANO Station then Bus TPER # 656 towards ZOCCA,
Useful Info and Contacts
Tel. +39 051 992 3221
tel. +39 051 671 0711
nearest Hospital Ospedale di Bazzano - Viale dei martiri, 10b
First Aid tel.118