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
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
where - on the plain of Bologna, to the North
by Car: Highway A13 exit ALTEDO then Provincial Road 20 towards Galliera
by Train: from Bologna Centrale, Bologna-Padova line, Galliera station.
Tel. +39 051 667 2911
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital
First Aid tel.118