GRIZZANA MORANDI

GRIZZANA MORANDI Travel Guide

Grizzana Morandi, a mountain resort in the province of Bologna, is home to suggestive naturalistic settings and sites of historical and artistic interest.
Situated on the ridge between the valleys of the River Rhine and the Setta River, it is enclosed north and south by two parks: Montovolo Provincial Park, habitat of a wide variety of animal and vegetable species, and the 
Parco Storico Regionale di Monte Sole, (Regional Historic Park of Monte Sole) , theater of an equally rich biodiversity, but also of the sad event recalled as the Slaughter of Monte Sole in 1944.

attractions in GRIZZANA MORANDI: art and culture

The village of Grizzana Morandi is famous for two important personalities, such as the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and Giorgio Morandi, one of the greatest painters and engravers of the twentieth century.
Grizzana Morandi still hosts the holiday home of the homonymous painter, where the studio, the library and the artist's bedroom are kept intact.
In addition to the Church of S. Maria Assunta di Riola, the only Italian opera by Alvar Aalto, a nod is reserved for the Church of St. John the Baptist: for years she has kept the "Madonna with the Child" of Lorenzo Monaco, currently restored and on display at the Pinacoteca di Bologna.
La Scola is a beautiful fortified village, maintained in its entirety until today, which was built as a military quarter and a defense place in Montovolo's monastic center; here is to visit the Sanctuary with the church that was built before 1000 on a previous Etruscan temple.


attractions in GRIZZANA MORANDI :  the manors


Grizzana Morandi is absolutely worth visiting the Rocchetta Mattei, a 800's eclectic castle built by Count Cesare Mattei, a scientist ante litteram who devoted his life to a science he himself called Elettromeopathy, which had its greatest international success over the years 1820 and 1830.
Famous for his "curative art" and for a certain mystery surrounding him, his ingenuity and great allegorical strength of this building, which today has been visited after an imposing restoration work, is yet to be ingrained, even though finished.
In addition to the Castle you can also visit the Archives-Museum with various documents and finds concerning Count Cesare Mattei and his creations, la "Rocchetta" and "Elettromeopatia".


The Memorial Park


Between the end of September and the beginning of October 1944 in these lands there was one of the greatest slaughters of the Second World War: 770 civilians, including old men, women and children, were murdered by Nazi troops as reprisals towards the partisans.
The slaughter of Monte Sole is today remembered with the Monte Sole Historic Park, the first of its kind in Italy, extending for about 6300 acres between the municipalities of Grizzana Morandi, Monzuno and Marzabotto.
In addition to a strong historical and social value, the Park pursues biodiversity conservation goals with more than 900 listed floral species and a rich wildlife typical of the hill and the middle appennine.

Fairs & Gastronomy

During the months of October and November, Grizzana Morandi goes on stage the Tartufesta: a manifestation of traditional memory, all dedicated to the fine white truffle of the Colli Bolognesi.

Between markets and tastings, the city center becomes the scene of an itinerant fair that enhances the beauty of the territory and the genuineness of its products.

Among the main events of Grizzana Morandi, there is also the Festival of Re (King)  Zuccherino (Lolly) , scheduled every August 15th. The country's streets, enlivened by a historic procession in medieval costumes, with a parade of somers, celebrate the mountain sugar: this pastry dumpling, covered with icing sugar and anise, is characteristic of the mountain of Bologna and the province.

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useful info & contacts



Comune di Grizzana Morandi - Città Metropolitana di Bologna
Via Pietrafitta, 52 - 40030  (BO) Tel. ++39 051 6730311 
www.comune.grizzanamorandi.bo.it


OTHER ADDRESSES

  • Comunità Montana di Vergato  Piazza della Pace, 4 40038 Vergato(BO)Tel- +39051911056

  • ROCCHETTA MATTEI 
    Riola di Grizzana Morandi  (BO)  Tel. +39051916845  www.rocchettamattei-riola.it

  • CASA MUSEO MORANDI : see above  Comune di Grizzana Morandi
 
  • PARCO REGIONALE STORICO DI MONTE SOLE 
Seal: via Porrettana Nord, 4/f  40043 Marzabotto (BO) Tel. +39 051 932525 www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/appennino-e-verde/parchi/monte-sole.html 





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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