LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE |  Bologna

LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE Travel Guide


Lizzano in Belvedere is a village of 2,250 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins are ancient, in fact at Rocca Corneta and the Sboccata dei Bagnadori were even found evidence of the existence of settlements dating back to the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, although probably not as stable settlements, as the population were mostly nomads. It was with the arrival of the Etruscans, the Ligurians and the Galli Boi that the first fixed and consolidated settlements were constituted, as shown by the "mummies", heads carved into stone of houses or chimneys as a symbol of good luck (probably a custom made by the Galli's habit of keeping the heads of enemies as trophies). During the Middle Ages, the entire territory was under the control of Ravenna's Exarchate, as shown by the temple of Delubro, the only remaining part of the Pieve of Lizzano, dedicated to the Oriental saint Mamante. In 753 the name Massa Lizano for the first time appears. For a long time the territory was under the control of the city of Bologna, and in 1227 a fortified castle was built, of which unfortunately only the ruins remain, on Mount Cimbriano.
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what to see and what to do - CORNO ALLE SCALE

Lizzano in Belvedere is the ideal place for those who want to get away from the frenzy of everyday life: immersed in nature, is the perfect destination for those who want to rest or do outdoor activities. both summer and winter. Not far from here is the Regional Park of the Corno alle Scale, where it is possible to make excursions of any degree of difficulty both on foot and mountain bike, from those organized, suitable to everyone, to the most demanding ones, perhaps at altitude or during winter, with snowshoes, to finish with full weekend with nights in lodges and dinner with local products. It is also possible to do thematic excursions: nightly ones, watching animals, or climbing to the highest peaks of the Apennines Bolognese to admire dawn; it is very suggestive the itinerary that leads to the Dardagna Falls and the Sanctuary of Madonna dell’Acero: it is a short and suitable route for all that, following the course of the Dardagna, leads to the point where the creek creates a waterfall formed by a series of jumps, to arrive at the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell'Acero, at 1200 meters altitude, the most important in the area. 
Even during the winter the Corno alle Scale Park is full of activities: with peaks reaching almost 2,000 meters, there is a well-stocked ski resort for both those who like downhill and speed, and for those who want to do mountaineering ski, as well as a modern snow park, where you can do stunts with snowboards. It is also worthwhile to go to the Adventure Park of Monte Pizzo, suitable for both children and adults, where there is a beautiful acrobatic path, plus a climbing facility, two cable cars and a paragliding flight ramp. For those who love the thermal baths, those of Porretta Terme are only 13 kilometers away.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Numerous are the events throughout Lizzano in Belvedere: the first of March is the Dance Hall Riders, an event dedicated to snowboard enthusiasts and reggae music, with competitions, stunts, and music until late at night; at the end of July there is Porretta Soul Festival, the most prestigious European event devoted entirely to soul and rhythm&blues music, this year at its 30th edition; in mid-August there is the Cranberry Festival, where you can taste sweets prepared with this delicious fruit, but also polenta and lizzan fried pasta (a variant of fried dumplings); the first weekend in September there is the Festa della Querciola, a traditional country fair with gastronomic stands and local crafts; the first weekend of October is Tartufesta, where truffle lovers can taste the precious truffle of Colli Bolognesi; the first November is celebrating the "Casone Ardente" (a two-storey building used to make chestnuts dry), during which you can taste typical chestnut dishes: try the maltagliati pasta with the beans, prepared with chestnut flour!

accomodations in Lizzano in Belvedere

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Useful Info and Contacts


Corno alle Scale sky area
Info 0534 51052
www.cornoallescale.net

Town Hall of LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE
Piazza Marconi 6
Tel. 0534 51024


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


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.then Provincial Road 324 towards Gaggio Montano then Provincial Roads 82 and 71 in the direction of Lizzano.

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.

to be visited...

GRANAGLIONE


Travel Guide

VIDICIATICO


SKY & NATURE

PORRETTA TERME


Guide of
ALTO RENO TERME

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