MARZABOTTO | Bologna
MARZABOTTO Travel Guide
Marzabotto is a village of 6,812 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins probably date back to the Etruscan period. Given its position as a border between the territory of Bologna and Tuscany, a castle was built in Marzabotto, an ancient church that is still well preserved today, and several strongholds. But Marzabotto is sadly known for the Monte Sole's Massacre, carried out by the Nazis in the autumn of 1944 against the partisans.
what to see and what to do - National Etruscan Museum
For those who want to go a little further north, not far from Marzabotto is the Nature Reserve of Contrafforte Pliocenico, where you can admire breathtaking but also extremely special landscapes, characterized by badlands and narrow valleys, typical of this area of the Bologna Apennines.
Parco regionale di Monte Sole
If you visit Marzabotto, you can not miss the Regional Park of Monte Sole, which in 1989 was created in memory of the victims of the Monte Sole Massacre by the Nazis. Today the Park is the perfect habitat for many animals, from roe deer to different varieties of woodpecker, and a good starting point for those who love trekking or long mountain biking. Inside the park there is a dense network of trails, marked by the CAI, which take tourists to admire the most remote and interesting corners of the park, such as the Buca del Diavolo, a series of caves that stretch up to 47 meters deep, but also to follow quiet nature trails and with the opportunity to observe the different animals within its natural habitat, or perhaps to reach the archaeological area that contains the remains of the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua, where the findings that can now be admired in the National Etruscan Museum. Inside the park there are also several horse-trading that organize horseback excursions of different kinds, from those suitable for everyone to those that require more preparation, and that allow you to visit the park in a different way than usual.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
where - on the hill of Bologna, to the South
by CAR: From the A1 motorway the exit is Sasso Marconi , then STATE ROAD 64 PORRETTANA to MARZABOTTO
by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, every half hour at peak time, from Bologna Centrale direction Porretta, MARZABOTTO Station.
Useful Info and Contacts
Piazza XX settembre, 1
Tel. +39 051 678 0533
Pro Loco di Marzabotto - Tourist Association
Via Aldo Moro, 2/A
Tel. +39 051 678 7028
Opening : on Saturday morning and Sunday
Town Hall of MARZABOTTO
Piazza XX Settembre, 1
Tel. +39 051 678 0500
OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital of Vergato
Via Dell'Ospedale, 1
Tel.: +39051 674 9111
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