MOLINELLA |  Bologna

MOLINELLA Travel Guide

Molinella is a town of 15,576 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

The name probably derives from the large number of mills in the area and fundamental for the economy, while its origins can be traced back to the Villanovan civilization, but there are also evidence of Roman and Gallic settlements, even if the first document in which Molinella it’s mentioned dates back to 1322. 

At the end of the thirteenth century there were fights between the Este family and the City of Bologna, until in 1500 Molinella became part of the Church. In 1630 it was hit by the plague, like many other areas of Northern Italy.


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what to see and what to do in MOLINELLA - SELVA MALVEZZI

To be visited :
Walking through the historic center of Molinella one can’t help but notice the Bell Tower, next to the Church of S. Matteo, dating back to the fifteenth century and now used as an Auditorium. Is very beautiful the Tower of Santo Stefano, in front of the Auditorium: anciently used as a bell tower and then as a prison, it has recently been restored and now hosts exhibitions and theatrical events. It is worth getting to Selva Malvezzi, which has maintained its antique appearance and looks like a real feudal village of the fifteenth century, the ancient home of the homonymous noble family.
For lovers of outdoor activities, the road that leads to Selva Malvezzi crosses the Vallazza, a wetland with typical characteristics. Inside, on one of the pools of water that compose it, you can see many varieties of water lilies, as well as frogs, turtles and various types of birds, such as herons and coots.

what to see and what to do in MOLINELLA - parachuting

To do 

However, for those who love strong emotions, in Molinella there is the largest center of parachuting in Italy, open every weekend: in addition of courses to approach this discipline for the first time, here you can also do launches in tandem with the most experienced instructors, so you can safely try the experience of flying at 200 kilometers per hour. Here in Molinella they also have a wind tunnel, a real free fall simulator, where anyone can have fun experimenting with the feelings of a launch, from the children, who will surely have a lot of fun, to the more expert parachutists, who can use it to perfect themselves. Here it is possible to execute parachute jumps of every level and difficulty, both those at high altitude and hop and pop, also periodically are also organized nightly launches, from helicopter, hot-air balloon or launches to the sea.




EVENTS AND FAIRS

Various events take place in Molinella during the year: in mid-June there is "Imbirria ... moli", a beer festival with a typical Street Food stand and not only, there is also a typical Bavarian cuisine stand, as well as many excellent beers and live music; at the end of September, in the splendid setting of Selva Malvezzi, there is the Sagra di Santa Croce, where you can taste the many traditional dishes, such as tortelloni with various types of stuffing, tagliatelle, grilled meat and many desserts home made, all accompanied by live music and shows.




accomodations in MOLINELLA

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how to reach Molinella

MOLINELLA is located 40 km from Bologna and can be reached from this:

by CAR: State Road 64 and Provincial Road 5 San Donato then Provincial Road 6 or State Road 253 San Vitale then Provincial Road 6
by TRAIN: From Bologna CENTRALE, BOLOGNA-PORTOMAGGIORE line, MOLINELLA station

Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco MOLINELLA
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
P.zza Martoni 20
Tel. +39 051 690 6854

MOLINELLA Town hall
Piazza Q. Filopanti, 11
Tel.: +39 051 692 8111 
www.comune.molinella.bo.it

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Hospital  Ospedale di Budrio- Via Benni, 44  Tel.  +39 051 809 111
   First Aid  tel.118


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