PIANORO |  Bologna

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PIANORO Travel Guide

Pianoro (Pianôr, dialect), 17,000 inhabitants, recently ranked first in the province of Bologna and 14th in Italy among the 100 most happy villages.
Located along the Futa road linking Bologna to Florence, it has always been one of the most sought-after bolognese locations from a residential point of view.
Located just outside the city, along the valleys of Zena and Savena has among its areas of interest the "Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi and the Calanchi della Abbadessa" natural park.
The city was almost completely grounded in World War II when it was on the edge of the so-called Gothic Line and was the scene of atrocious battles and, above all, bombardments. 

For this reason, it has lost almost all the buildings and palaces of a certain artistic and architectural value; the city was almost abandoned (today is the fraction called Pianoro Vecchia) and reconstructed from 1945 three kilometers further north, the so-called Pianoro Nuova.
The Savena River is a natural border between Pianoro and Bologna where it can be said that the Futa road (which in the Bolognese stretch is called via Toscana) begins with the hamlet of Rastignano. 

Pianoro also borders with the municipalities of San Lazzaro di Savena, Sasso Marconi, Monterenzio, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Loiano and Monzuno.


what to see and what to do in Pianoro


To see in the territory of Pianoro:

the Church of San Giacomo Maggiore, housed in a renovated building dating back to the 7th century with a hospice for pilgrims, already mentioned in 1100
the Tower of the Lupari of the '400, which in addition to the tower has a beautiful loggia and a fountain mask.
the Zena Castle [photo], near the same torrent, of the first thousand years with remodeling of the 1300s and '600s.
Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Zena or Mount of Ants, built in the Middle Ages and restored at the end of 1200 and after World War II. It is also famous for the phenomenon of flying ants (see CURIOSITY)
  Also nearby: Grotto of Farneto, Abbey of Croara (see San Lazzaro di Savena)


MOUNT OF ANTS in Pianoro

CURIOSITIES


Monte delle Formiche ( Ants Mount) is located between the valley of Idice and Val di Zena, about 15 km from Pianoro and 30 km south of Bologna.
The name derives from the particular natural phenomenon that occurs annually in early September: the males of the winged ants of the Mirmyca Scabrinodis variety migrate to this summit from Central Europe to carry their bridal flight. After the coupling, ants fall to hundreds of thousands in the sanctuary area with a truly unique and terrifying spectacle: black and giant swarms of ants coming from the sky and dying all together.

Hotel Zighy * - Pianoro

Hotel Zighy is a 20-minute drive from Bologna city center and the Trade Fair. It offers rooms with LCD TV, en suite facilities, air conditioning / heating. Free Wi-Fi; private parking, fish restaurant and ..

FAVOLOSO 


Albergo  Da Mario  ** - Pianoro

Hotel "da Mario" near Pianoro Train Station, just outside Bologna, has rooms with balcony and comes with cable TV, Wi-Fi and free parking. 
Continental breakfast buffet with...


OTTIMO


where - in the Apennine to the South

Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco PIANORO
Viale Resistenza, 201 
tel.  051776091
website:  www.facebook.com/proloco.pianoro.5/

Comune di Pianoro 
Piazza dei Martiri 1 
tel.  0516529111
website: comune.pianoro.bo.it

A.S.L. (HEALTH  NATIONAL SERVICE) Pianoro - v.le Risorgimento, 8    051776050

Mountain Community -  Via P. Bolognesi, 1   0516527711

  PARISHES:
Parrocchia di San Bartolomeo Musiano Telef.  051775493
Parrocchia di San Giacomo Pianoro Vecchio telefono  051777537
Parrocchia San Salvatore di Casola Via Zena, 48  
Parrocchia di Santa Maria Assunta Pianoro Nuovo  tel. 051777003
Parrocchia di Sant'Andrea di Sesto Carteria  tel. 051744026
Parrocchia di Ss.Pietro e Girolamo Rastignano  tel. 051744143
Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista Livergnano tel.  051778835
Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista Montecalvo  tel. 051744400
Parrocchia di Santa Maria di Zena Monte delle Formiche  tel. 0516510012

POLICE : Polizia Municipale Via Risorgimento,1  tel. 051776613



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