FONTANELICE | Bologna
FONTANELICE Travel Guide & Hotels
Fontanelice is a village of 1,936 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. It is located in the Santerno Valley, and its origins date back to prehistory, as evidenced by the many finds found in the area, but there are also traces of settlements of the Villanovan, Etruscan, Celtic and of course Roman times. The origins of the name are uncertain, even if the reference to the element of water is clear. In reality there is also a legend linked to the name of Fontanelice, according to which a young mortal named Elicio fell in love, reciprocated, of a nymph of the woods of the Santerno valley. But their not allow to love each other, pain of death for the young man and the loss of immortality for the nymph, they decided to be transformed, he in a holm-oak, she in a spring that flows right from the roots of that holm-oak; so it was that their sad story gave the name to the village of Fontanelice, but it is only a legend. Returning to history, the country sided with the city of Imola during the wars between Guelphs and Ghibellines, then moved on to Bologna against Imola itself. It was conquered by the Church in 1424, and remained under its control until 1700, when it became part of the Spada family's possessions.
where - on via Emilia, towards south-east
BY CAR: From the A16 motorway exit IMOLA; alternatively, via Emilia, then continue on Strada Provinciale 610 towards FONTANELICE
BY TRAIN: Imola station on the Bologna-Ancona line, then bus TPER 104 for FONTANELICE
what to see and what to do in FONTANELICE
For those who want to practice outdoor activities, the River Park of the Santerno is the perfect place: its course have been equipped with many areas where you can swim, or maybe a nice picnic; in the river it is also possible to fish, and the waters of Santerno seem to be rich in fish. In addition, along its course there are 25 kilometers where it is possible to practice rafting and rowing, the flow of the river in fact is ideal, especially in the winter months, when the Alpine rivers are not practicable due to the possible presence of ice.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Tel: +39 0542 670765
FONTANELICE O Town Hall
Piazza del Tricolore 2 - 40025
Tel. +39 054 292 566
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALETTA Hospital via Montericco 4 IMOLA
Tel.: +39 0542 66 2711