LOIANO |  Bologna

LOIANO  Travel Guide


Loiano is a village of 4.347 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins date back most probably to the Roman period, as evidenced by various findings made in the area. Given its position, the territory of Loiano has seen numerous political and territorial alternations, finding itself between the possessions of the Goths and the Exarchate of Ravenna first, and between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Church then. For a period, it was part of the possessions of the Countess Matilda di Canossa, who later donated it to the Pisan Church. It was also a territory of struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, while at the time of the Capitani di Montagna (administrative institution wanted by Bologna), it was one of their main headquarters.

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what to see and what to do

The Astronomical Observatory is very interesting, here is possible to take daytime guided tours throughout the year, while summer night visits are also available by prior arrangement. The Observatory has a Zeiss historical telescope dating back to the 1930s, and a more recent one measuring 152 cm in diameter, dedicated to the astronomer Domenico Cassini. For mountain bikers, in Loiano, downhill, freeride and enduro tracks have been built and attract bikers from all over the region; in 2014 here there was a stage of the Emilia Romagna Challenge mountain bike championship.

For trekking enthusiasts, from Loiano you can organize a beautiful excursion on the Alpe di Monghidoro, which is just ten kilometers away; following the path that climbs along the slope of the Bolognese Apennines, you can arrives at the Polente Spring, from which pure water gushes out. Not far away are the remains of the Osteria del Fantorno, which dates back to the early 1800s, when travelers who went from Florence to Bologna stopped here to find shelter. 
Finally you reach the Croce dell'Alpe, at 1224 meters above sea level, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view over the whole valley below. The paths that climb the slopes of the Bologna Apennines, as well as being well marked by the CAI, are ideal for an excursion of medium difficulty, and can be walked either on foot or on horseback. Very interesting also the excursion in the southern part of the Historical Park of Monte Sole: starting from the village of Pioppe di Salvaro and following the paths marked by the CAI, you cross a beautiful forest that climbs along the western side of Monte Salvaro until you reach the summit, at an altitude of 826 meters. Not far away is the Buca del Diavolo, a very interesting cave system with a depth of 47 meters.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


There are various events taking place in Loiano during the year: in early June, in Bibulano, there is "Campanili of the upper Savena Valley in concert", a special occasion to listen to a concert performed only by the sound of the bells; in mid-July there is the Festival d’la Badtura, this year at the 20th edition, where it is possible to relive the agricultural traditions of the area, with food and wine stands, live music and cultural events; at the end of October there is "Let's party to truffles and bread", in Scanello di Loiano: in the evocative setting of a centuries-old wood, local craft markets, food and wine stands, tastings of typical products including roast chestnuts, mulled wine and truffles are set up.

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Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist Information Office of LOIANO 
www.prolocoloiano.com


LOIANO Town Hall 
Via Roma, 55 
Tel.: +39 051 654 3611
www.loiano.eu


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital  Simiani in Via Roma 8,  Loiano   tel. +39 051 654 53710

First Aid 
tel.  118


where is LOIANO 


by CAR: From the A1 motorway, the exit to reach Loiano is via the A1 exit Sasso Marconi (coming from the North;) or Rioveggio (coming from the South then the Provincial Road 59 then the Provincial Road 61 in the direction of Loiano ; alternatively both from the North (Bologna) and the South (Florence), former Futa National Road 65 (now Strada Regionale 65 in Tuscany and Strada Provinciale 65 in Emilia Romagna)

by BUS: TPER Bus Service from Autostazione Bologna (adjacent to the Central Railway Station), direction Loiano

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