MEDICINA  |  Bologna

MEDICINA  Travel Guide

Medicina is a town of 16,878 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its name derives from the Latin, and means "place where you get medical, you heal". As shown by many archaeological finds, the area was already inhabited in the pre-Roman period. Given its position on the border between the Exarchate of Ravenna and Bologna, it has experienced alternating political events; it was part of the territories of the Countess Matilde di Canossa, then passed under the control of the Church until the Italy’s Unification.


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what to see and what to do

Walking through Medicina you can admire the Palazzo Comunale, originally a convent of the Carmelites, which over the course of time has been extended and restored several times; the Clock Tower, built on a corner of the Palazzo del Podestà, with a majolica clock dial of the seventeenth century in Faenza, the only known example. Very interesting the Church of Carmine, of the 1600, inside which you can admire the beautiful paintings of the eighteenth century.
For those who love outdoor activities, the Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell'Abbadessa is the ideal place: here you can go hiking on the many paths to admire the strange landscape created by the chalk outcrops, the plateaus, the badlands, the cliffs and the valleys, besides the many caves, some of which can be visited. The various itineraries are viable on foot or by mountain bike, and are of various length, but in general they are suitable for everyone: to remember the Speleological excursion in the Cave of Spipola and the Calanchi dell'Abbadessa and Foiano.
Medicine, with its 20 kilometers that separates it from Imola, can be fully included within the territory of the Motor Valley, so well known by now because it hosts all the major car and motorcycle manufacturers, such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, just to name a few. As these places are linked to the world of motorsport, there are numerous holiday theme packages that can be found on the many dedicated websites, which allow you to organize test rides on sports cars in one of the many race tracks in the area (there are 5, in addition to 11 kartiodromes), but also sports driving courses. In addition to the numerous official and private collections, within the Motor Valley you can also find many museums that exhibit particularities related to the world of engines. Among these is the Museum od Idice River Valley, located in Budrio, close to Medicina.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Many events taking place in Medicina during the year: at the beginning of July there is the Onion Festival, this year at the 17th edition, with tastings, displays of agricultural machinery, both vintage and modern, stands of food and wine and live music; in mid-September there is Il Barbarossa, a famous medieval historical re-enactment with costume parades, flag-waving shows, falconry demonstrations and duels; at the end of the festival the Palio della Serpe takes place. During the Christmas period, Medicina dresses up for the Christmas Market, with local craft stands and Nativity scene exposure.
The typical product of Medicina is the onion, golden, white or red.

Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist Information Office of MEDICINA  
 Via del Commercio, 4/Z - 40023 Castel Guelfo di Bologna (BO) c/o Castel Guelfo The Style Outlets.
Tel: +39 0542 670765
www.imolafaenza.it

MEDICINA   Town Hall 
Via Libertà, 103 - 40059
Tel.  +39 051 697 9111
www.comune.medicina.it


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : SANTA MARIA DELLA SCALETTA Hospital  via Montericco 4  IMOLA
Tel.: +39 0542 66 2711

First Aid 
tel.  118


accomodations in MEDICINA  

SAN PIETRO IN CASALE BOLOGNA  hotel
CHOOSE BETWEEN THE BEST HOTEL, B & B, AGRITURISM AND RESORT OF MEDICINA   NEAR IMOLA



where - in plains, towards south-east


BY CAR: From the A16 motorway exit CASTEL SAN PIETRO TERME  then continue on Strada Provinciale 19  towards MEDICINA

BY BUS : From Bus Terminal Bologna bus TPER  toward Medicina


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