GALLIERA  |  Bologna

GALLIERA  Travel Guide & Hotels


Galliera is a village of 5.444 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

The territory was inhabited by the Romans and the Galli Boi, as evidenced by some remains found in the area. 

Already in the Roman era the first dreinages were made, being this marshy and malarial area, while in the medieval period Galliera witnessed numerous battles, given its position as a border between the territory of Ferrara, Bologna and Modena. 

During the 13th century, a system of watchtowers was built along the waterways, as evidenced by the remains of the Galliera tower, not far from the village.


what to see and what to do in GALLIERA 

Worth a visit the medieval Galliera Tower, almost 22 meters high and with walls more than 2 meters thick. At the top of it you can see the niche where once stood the coat of arms of the town, while in the lower part you can see signs left by what was probably the structure of the Podesteria. Very interesting also the Church of San Venanzio, which seems to date back around the 1000, even if it was restored and partly rebuilt at the end of the 1800s.
Galliera is located on the border with the Bisana and Panfilia floodplains wood, an area of 65 hectares between the territories of Bologna and Ferrara, created by the accumulation of debris brought over time by the river Reno. Many of the floodplains have been equipped over the years of banks and were channeled, but there are some that still have natural features, such as those of Bisana. Within the area you can find paths that you can walk or bike, as well as areas equipped for rest. The Bisana is the natural habitat of many plant species, such as willow, different types of poplar and the oak of the plain, as well as many species of animals, especially volatiles, such as the green woodpecker, while among the mammals that you can see in this area we find foxes, dormice and hedgehogs, and in fact one of the paths that cross the area leads the visitor to cross all the different types of habitat without disturbing the various animals, but at the same time allows you to observe them, perhaps with a binoculars. The ideal times to visit the Bisana are certainly spring and autumn, in order to avoid the great summer heat or winter rains, but the area is open and can be visited all year round.


EVENTS AND FAIRS

Among the events that take place in Galliera during the year we remember "Lucciole e non solo ...", the first half of June, which takes visitors to the Wood of Bisana to admire the fantastic spectacle of the first fireflies of the season, something that it is no longer so common to see, even in the countryside; the first days of August takes place the Fiera d'Agosto, in San Venanzio, which has become a tradition, with antiques stands, live music and food and wine stands; the Halloween night, which has now become part of our traditions, San Venanzio comes alive with shows and theme parties; in mid-November there is the Paninazzo Festival, an opportunity to taste typical sandwiches, chestnuts and new wine; in December there is the Christmas Market: during these days Galliera dresses up to host local handicraft stalls.

where - on the plain of Bologna,  to the North

HOW TO REACH GALLIERA

by Car: Highway A13 exit ALTEDO then Provincial Road 20 towards Galliera
by Train: from Bologna Centrale, Bologna-Padova line, Galliera station.

Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco GALLIERA 
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via Coronella, 75 - Galliera Località Antica
www.prolocogalliera.info


GALLIERA  Town hall
Piazza Eroi della Libertà, 1 - San Venanzio - 40015 
Tel. +39 051 667 2911
 www.comune.galliera.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





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