MONTEVEGLIO | Bologna
MONTEVEGLIO Travel Guide & Hotels
Monteveglio is a village of 5.105 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Like the surrounding area, the territory of Monteveglio was also inhabited in the Neolithic period, but there are also traces of Etruscan settlements, even if the first stable settlements date back to the Roman period, and date back to the first century a.C. It was part of the possessions of the Countess Matilde di Canossa, and after passing under the control of the city of Bologna, the castle of Monteveglio was destroyed and rebuilt several times because being in a border area between the possessions of Modena and Bologna, it was theatre of numerous battles.
Today MONTEVEGLIO is a town hall and also the municipal seat of the new Municipality of Valsamoggia, created by the merger of the former municipalities of Bazzano, Crespellano, Monteveglio, Savigno and Castello di Serravalle.
what to see and what to do in MONTEVEGLIO
Monteveglio is located near the Regional Park of Abbazia di Monteveglio, a little gem among the many Regional Parks in Emilia Romagna: this is in fact the smallest, but despite everything, inside it you can find all the variety of landscapes that characterizes the entire region. Following the many well-marked paths that wind through it, you can cross cherry and vineyard woods, brusquely interrupted by the outcrop of the badlands, very ancient and very frequent geological formations in the area, which give the territory an extremely particular appearance. The paths that cross the Park have been divided according to the various levels of difficulty, and can be traveled either on foot or by mountain bike: among these we find four Nature Trails and seven Itineraries, which mark the different habitats that are part of the protected area and highlight the most evocative landscapes. Among these, of course, there is the one that leads to the magnificent Abbey of Santa Maria Assunta, one of the oldest Bolognese diocese, built at the behest of Countess Matilde di Canossa: the style is Romanesque and the interior is divided into three naves that are above a crypt, characterized by three apses and four spans of columns. Two cloisters, one of the fifteenth century, with a double loggia and an older one, from which one can admire the panorama of the valley below, are part of the Abbey.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Useful Info and Contacts
Tel. +39 051 992 3221
tel. +39 051 670 2711
nearest Hospital Ospedale di Bazzano - Viale dei martiri, 10b
First Aid tel.118
where - in Valsamoggia, west of Bologna
BY CAR: From the A1 motorway, exit at Bologna Casalecchio; from the Bologna ring road instead take the exits n. 3; in all cases then continue along the Strada Bazzanese towards Maranello; Coming from the North, the exit on the A1 motorway is Valsamoggia, continue towards Via Emilia (Strada Statale 9) towards Modena, then at Calcara take the Provincial Road 27 and then the 569, both in the Vignola direction .
BY TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, with frequent cadence, from Bologna Centrale towards Vignola, BAZZANO Station then Bus TPER # 656 or 657 or 658 toward ZOCCA, TOLE', SAVIGNO
BY BUS: TPER BUS # 651 from Bologna Bus Terminal