MONTE SAN PIETRO | Bologna
MONTE SAN PIETRO Travel Guide
Monte San Pietro is a municipality of 11,029 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Some findings proving that the area was inhabited as early as 2500 b.C., during the Copper Age, but remains were found that also testify the presence of the Villanovan and Etruscan civilization. The first stable settlement dates back to the Roman period. Given its position, to counter the invasions of the Longobardi; the area of Monte San Pietro has always been of great strategic and military importance; precisely for this reason, until the year 1000, many castles, hamlets and fortresses were built here. After being part of the territories of the city of Bologna, Monte San Pietro passes under the control of the Church until the Italy’s Unification.
what to see and what to do in MONTE SAN PIETRO
Like some other locations in Emilia Romagna, Monte San Pietro is one of the gems of the Motor Valley, an area dedicated to engines and sports related to some of the most important companies in the world operating in the sector. Monte San Pietro is home to one of the most amazing collections of vintage motorcycles, the Bruno Nigelli Collection, which contains over 300 pieces from all times, many of which are unique pieces of inestimable value. The idea that guided Bruno Nigelli, passionate about mechanics, in the creation of his collection was to tell, celebrate and remember the history of "Bologna Motoristica" that in the period between 1920 and 1970 could boast 84 motorcycle companies and almost 200 mechanical companies working in the sector, active in the area. Many of these companies have now disappeared, but this collection keeps alive the memory of a period and an area that has represented a unique reality in the world. Among the flagships of the collections there are, just to name a few, the Morini 250 bialbero of Tarquinio Provini, with which he managed to get surprising results in the period when the excessive power of the 4-cylinder Japanese was beginning to assert, the Ducati 750 by Walter Villa and a collection of 250 engines, Italian and foreign.
EVENTS AND FAIRS
Tel. +39 051 992 3221
Tel. +39 051 676 4411
nearest Hospital Ospedale di Bazzano - Viale dei martiri, 10b
First Aid tel.118
where - on the hills near Bologna, to the South-Ovest
by Bus: from Autostazione Bologna, Bus TPER # 686 to Tolè, stop at Monte San Pietro.