GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA |  Bologna

GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA Travel Guide

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Granarolo dell'Emilia is a town of 12.042 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

As evidenced by the graves found not far away, the first inhabitants of the area were the Villanoviani, but remains were also found belonging to the Roman and Etruscan period. 

Given its position, the city of Bologna has for a long time used this fertile land as "granary", an agricultural area belonging to the city.


what to see and what to do in GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA

The Museum of Peasant Civilization is very interesting, and is just ten kilometers from Granarolo: in a exhibition space of over 2000 square meters, a permanent exhibition has been set up that highlights the importance that agriculture has had, and continues to have, for this land. The museum is divided into four sections, each one dedicated to one of the fundamental products grown here: grape, wheat, rice and hemp, as well as a vast display of vintage agricultural tools and machines.
Being in the center of what is internationally known as Motor Valley, Granarolo is really the perfect place for all motor lovers! Its streets are often a destination for motorcyclists and drivers looking for routes full of curves and breathtaking views, which have inspired the many producers of the most famous sports cars and motorcycles of all time. But in addition to the great brands, here in the Motor Valley you can also find real pearls, among them the Moto Pasquale Mesto Collection: named after its creator, this collection picks up many historical models of Italjet, a company founded by the Bolognese Leopoldo Tartarini, also known for having traveled around the world on his Ducati. The collection traces the success of Italjet, among which you can certainly count many sports and trial bikes, some racing bikes and even some prototypes. Some record-breaking models are interesting, such as the Record Cyclear 250, which won fantastic records on the Monza track in the '70s. For those who are more interested in cars, not far from Granarolo is the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum, which traces its life through a rich display of his creations, flanked by a remarkable photographic archive. The 9000 square meters of the Museum host the entire industrial production of Ferruccio Lamborghini, from the first Carloca tractor, from 1947, to the most important sports car models of the following years, such as the Miura SV or the Urraco, but also the famous Fiat Barchetta Sport, modified in such a way as to be able to participate in the Mille Miglia of 1948. A little curiosity: did you know that the Espada, characterized by the gull-wing doors, was the inspiration for the Delorean, the machine used in the film “Back to the future”?

EVENTS AND FAIRS

Among the events that take place in Granarolo during the year we remember VerdeVolo, at the end of May, an opportunity to taste the typical street food of Emilia and beyond, for a weekend dedicated to taste; while during the Carnival period, in the middle of February, there is the characteristic parade of allegorical floats, with live music, street artists and food and wine stands.

accomodations in GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA

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Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via S.Donato 74, Borgo dei Servizi

GRANAROLO DELL’EMILIA Town hall
Via San Donato, 199 - 40057 
Tel.  +39 051 600 4111
www.comune.granarolo-dellemilia.bo.it


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Hospital  Ospedale di Budrio- Via Benni, 44  Tel.  +39 051 809 111
   First Aid  tel.118




    where - in the hinterland of Bologna,  to the North-Ovest


    Granarolo is located 13 km from Bologna and can be reached from this:

    by CAR: State Road 64 and Provincial Road 5 San Donato
    by BUS: From Bus Station Bologna Bus TPER with frequency approximately hourly



    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