GRANAGLIONE |  Bologna

GRANAGLIONE Travel Guide


Granaglione is a village of 2,222 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. His name probably comes from Germanic (longobards), "warnen" and "waren," meaning "look, watch carefully", the roots that gave birth to words "garrison" and "guard", so Granaglione could mean " place of observation ", and given its geographic location, the name is particularly suitable for describing this village that overlooks the Reno Valley. The territory was under the control of Pistoia, at that time longobard center, until 1219, and later on in more or less perennial struggle with the city of Bologna. During the Middle Ages, a castle was built in Granaglione, probably to be used as a signal tower along with other places on the Apennine ridge. Today the castle has become a hotel.


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what to see and what to do


  The village of Granaglione, as well as the others that form the municipality, is characterized by feature buildings that allow it to integrate perfectly in the surrounding environment: still today you can admire many of these beautiful houses. 
  • It is worth visiting the ancient church of San Niccolò, the first news of which dates back to 1220, and the house of the family Marconi, who gave birthplace of the famous inventor. 
  • Also interesting are the various oratories in the villages dating back to the 1700s: the oratory of San Michele in Poggio dei Boschi, the one of San Matteo in Olivacci, the one of SS. Annunziata at Casa Boni. 
  • Not far away is the church of Calvigi, dedicated to the Madonna, built in the first half of 1600 by the community of Granaglione as thanks for surviving the plague, and inside it there was an image of the Virgin painted on the stone that was said to have miraculous capacity. Today this image has been replaced by a Ceramic copy of Feanza, and is brought to procession on 15 of August.
For those who enjoy hiking and outdoor activities, from Granaglione and the nearby villages there are many trails and forest tracks leading to the ridge between the Reno Valley, the Rio Maggiore Valley and the Randaragna Valley, as well as the Pass of the Three Crosses and Mount Cavalle, at 1280 meters above sea level. The trails pass through coniferous woods, beech trees and chestnuts, some monumental, populated by a wide variety of animals such as deer and goats, and there is also the possibility, for those who want it, to spend the night in a shelter that has been recently restored.




EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


Many events taking place in Granaglione and in the villages of its municipality: the last weekend in September is the Feast of the Rivoltoni (ravioli pasta), this year at the 67th edition, where you can taste great ravioli, revoltoni precisely, seasoned with ragout or with butter and sage; towards the end of October, in Vizzano, is held the Chestnut Festival, where you can taste typical dishes cooked with this fruit, typical of the territory. In December, over recent years, in the quaint village of Lustrola is organized a Christmas Market, with local crafts stalls, typical foods and vin broule.
In 2004, remembering that in the past Granaglione was at the border with the settlements of the Celts on the Bolognese Apennine, a chestnut beer was produced, very good, with spicy flavor.

accomodations in Granaglione

SAN PIETRO IN CASALE BOLOGNA  hotel
CHOOSE BETWEEN THE BEST HOTEL, B & B, AGRITURISM AND RESORT OF GRANAGLIONE , IN THE MOUNTAINS OF BOLOGNA



where - on the hill of Bologna,  to the South



by CAR: From the North from the A1 motorway the exit to reach Granaglione is that of Sasso Marconi from A1 and then continue on the SS64 Porrettana, direction Porretta / Pistoia then Strada Provinciale 64.
From the South, from the A11 highway A11 Pistoia exit, then continue on Strada Statale 64 towards Porretta / Bologna, then Strada Provinciale 64.

by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, every half hour at peak time, from Bologna Centrale direction Porretta, Porretta Station, then local buses from Autostazione di Porretta.

Useful Info and Contacts


Pro Loco GRANAGLIONE
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via G.Elkan, 8
Tel .: +39 051 6811993
www.prolocogranaglione.it

GRANAGLIONE Town Hall
Via Roma 56
Tel. +39 0534 62121

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital of PORRETTA TERME - Via Oreste Zagnoni, 5 · 0534 20711




The Destinations:
  1. METROPOLITAN AREA of Bologna
  2. ALTO RENO TERME - Bologna
  3. ANZOLA DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
  4. ARGELATO - Bologna
  5. BARICELLA - Bologna
  6. BAZZANO - Bologna
  7. BENTIVOGLIO - Bologna
  8. BORGO TOSSIGNANO - Bologna
  9. BUDRIO - Bologna
  10. CALDERARA DI RENO - Bologna
  11. CAMUGNANO - Bologna
  12. CASALECCHIO DI RENO - Bologna
  13. CASALFIUMANESE - Bologna
  14. CASTEL D'AIANO - Bologna
  15. CASTEL DEL RIO - Bologna
  16. CASTEL DI CASIO - Bologna
  17. CASTEL GUELFO di BOLOGNA
  18. CASTEL MAGGIORE - Bologna
  19. CASTELLO D'ARGILE - Bologna
  20. CASTELLO DI SERRAVALLE - Bologna
  21. CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME - Bologna
  22. CASTENASO - Bologna
  23. CASTIGLIONE DEI PEPOLI - Bologna
  24. CRESPELLANO - Bologna
  25. CREVALCORE - Bologna
  26. DOZZA - Bologna
  27. FONTANELICE - Bologna
  28. GAGGIO MONTANO - Bologna
  29. GALLIERA - Bologna
  30. GRANAGLIONE - Bologna
  31. GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA - Bologna
  32. GRIZZANA MORANDI - Bologna
  33. IMOLA - Bologna
  34. LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE - Bologna
  35. LOIANO - Bologna
  36. MALALBERGO - Bologna
  37. MARZABOTTO - Bologna
  38. MEDICINA - Bologna
  39. MINERBIO - Bologna
  40. MOLINELLA - Bologna
  41. MONGHIDORO - Bologna
  42. MONTERENZIO - Bologna
  43. MONTE SAN PIETRO - Bologna
  44. MONTEVEGLIO - Bologna
  45. MONZUNO - Bologna
  46. MORDANO - Bologna
  47. OZZANO DELL' EMILIA - Bologna
  48. PIANORO - Bologna
  49. PIEVE DI CENTO - Bologna
  50. PORRETTA TERME - Bologna
  51. SALA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
  52. SAN BENEDETTO VAL DI SAMBRO - Bologna
  53. SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO - Bologna
  54. SAN GIOVANNI IN PERSICETO - Bologna
  55. SAN LAZZARO DI SAVENA - Bologna
  56. SAN PIETRO IN CASALE - Bologna
  57. SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE - Bologna
  58. SASSO MARCONI - Bologna
  59. SAVIGNO - Bologna
  60. VERGATO- Bologna
  61. VALSAMOGGIA - Bologna
  62. VIDICIATICO - Bologna
  63. ZOLA PREDOSA - Bologna