MONGHIDORO |  Bologna

MONGHIDORO Travel Guide


Monghidoro is a village of 3,788 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Due to its location, this area has always been a point of passage between the Pianura Padana and central Italy, and for this reason over the centuries it was crossed by Byzantines, Longobards and Ostrogots during raids. 

The first stable settlement dates back to about the 8th century by the Goths, who called this territory "Mons Gothorum", Mount of Goths, from which probably derives the name Monghidoro

Around the 13th century, the entire territory passed under the control of Bologna, and became the point of border and control to the territory of the city of Florence, as the two cities were often in conflict with each other; in this period Monghidoro was also called Scaricalasino, because here the mule trackers had to discharge the mule-cargoed goods for border controls. 


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what to see and what to do

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Until 1806 Monghidoro was an important ecclesiastical center of the area, led by the church of Santa Maria, unfortunately completely destroyed. Worth a visit instead:

  • The Cloister of the Olivetani, dating back to 1500, has recently been restored. 
  • Very interesting is the Museum of Peasant Civilization, in Piamaggio, 3 kilometers from Monghidoro, which shows what was the life of the peasants of the area, with the reproduction of different settings and activities.
  • For outdoor enthusiasts, the La Martina Park is nearby, where you can go walking and mountain biking to admire the typical flora and fauna of this region, and also stop for a picnic and even stay overnight in the camping area. 
  • Not far away, along the valley of the Savena River, you can admire several water mills, many of which still work; the best known of them is the Owl Mill, while Grillara is one of the oldest. 
  • Another suitable place for trekking and hiking is the Alps of Monghidoro, where you can find trails of various difficulties that allow you to cross the territory and enjoy the wonderful views it offers. 
  • Near Monghidoro there is also the Triton Adventure Park, at 1,000 meters above sea level on Mount Oggioli, where there are several routes, five suitable for adults and two for children, with fixed and mobile walkways, ropes, network tunnels and much more. In the park there is also an area for picnics, equipped with barbecue and a small pond with some specimens of triton, from which the adventure park takes its name.


EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


There are many events that take place in Monghidoro

  • at the beginning of June there is the Bread Festival, in order to remember the old baker's trade and to taste the typical bread of the area and many appetizing pastries, accompanied by stalls of artisanal products and music; 
  • in mid-June there is an exhibition of vintage cars, this year at the 30th edition; 
  • in July and August, on Friday evening, the country's streets are set up with local food and local crafts stands; 
  • in mid-July, in Campeggio, a district of Monghidoro, there is the Tortellino Festival, typical plate of the region, broth or gravy, depending on the area, in this case also presented in sweet version; 
  • on the first of November there is the Tartufesta, with gastronomic stands with mountain and truffle specialties and local handicraft stalls.

accomodations in MONGHIDORO

SAN PIETRO IN CASALE BOLOGNA  hotel
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Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist Information Office of Monghidoro
Via Matteotti,1


Monghidoro Town Hall 
Via Matteotti, 1 
Tel.: +39 051 655 5639
www.monghidoro.net


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

First Aid 
tel.  118


where - on the hill of Bologna,  to the South


CAR: From the A1 motorway, the exit to reach Monghidoro is via the A1 var - Variante di Valico - exit towards Badia, or A1 Panoramica exit Pian del Voglio then Strada Provinciale 61 then Strada Provinciale 79 towards Monghidoro; 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)

TRAIN + BUS: TPER Bus Service from Autostazione Bologna (adjacent to the Central Railway Station), direction Monghidoro


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