PIEVE DI CENTO |  Bologna

PIEVE DI CENTO Travel Guide & Hotels

Pieve di Cento is a municipality of 7,010 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins date back to the VIII century, when the village developed around the church, the Pieve, one of the most important in the area. After being part of the possessions of the city of Bologna, in 1376 it became an independent municipality, giving rise to the current Pieve di Cento. At the beginning of 1500 it became part of the territory of Ferrara, then passed, at the end of the century, under the control of the Church.


what to see and what to do in PIEVE DI CENTO

Walking through Pieve di Cento it seems that time has stopped: it really seems to walk through a feudal village, admiring historic buildings, such as the Casa degli Anziani, one of the oldest buildings in the country, from the end of 1200, which was probably originally used from inn and refuge for pilgrims. Beautiful the Fortress, built in 1380, characterized by the classic square-shaped structure and the keep, which has been recently restored and can be visited. Worth a visit the beautiful Church of the SS. Trinità, of the late sixteenth century, which with its Oratory is part of the masterpieces of the art of the province of Bologna.
Between the areas of Galliera and Pieve di Cento there is what can be defined as a naturalistic monument, that is the Area di Riequilibrio Ecologico of Bisana and Panfilia. It is an excellent example of damp-riparian forest that once was widespread throughout the southern part of the Po Valley. With time, following canalizations and drainage that have made the territory more livable and less prone to flooding, this type of floodplain forests have gradually disappeared, but the Bisana has maintained natural features that have allowed many animals to find here a suitable habitat. In the area of Bisana you can also find plants of great interest, so much so that the Italian Botanical Society has classified the Bisana as "biotype of vegetational interest". Within the area have been equipped many trails that can be traveled by mountain bike but also on foot, and also have been created rest areas equipped with tables and benches, suitable for stopping for a picnic.
For art lovers, instead, from Pieve di Cento starts a magnificent journey to discover the works of Guercino, an Italian painter of the seventeenth century, who was born in Cento, the twin city of Pieve. It starts from the MAGI'900 - Museum of artistic and historical excellences, where many works have been collected saved after the earthquake of 2012, and of these obviously also those of Guercino. At Corporeno, 3 kilometers away, is the Church of San Giorgio, inside which you can admire the altarpiece depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary. The journey ends in the Church of San Sebastiano, in Renazzo, to see the Miracle of San Carlo Borromeo.

EVENTS AND FAIRS

Many events take place in Pieve di Cento during the year: during the Carnival period there is the traditional parade of allegorical floats, made by twelve carnival companies, which attract visitors from all over the region and beyond; between the end of June and the beginning of July there is the Sagra del Maccherone al Pettine, an opportunity to savor traditional dishes, such as the "bagia", a poor dish made with beans and polenta, or "Sassi di pieve" a sweet made with sugar, flour, eggs and almonds, as well as the maccheroni al pettine! At the end of September there is the Autumn Flavors Festival, with food and wine stands and local crafts.

Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist information point
Municipality - URP
Piazza A. Costa 17 
Tel. +39 051 686 2611 

PIEVE DI CENTO Town hall
Piazza Andrea Costa, 17 - 40066
Tel.  +39 051 686 2611
www.comune.pievedicento.bo.it


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital
Ospedale di S. Giovanni in Persiceto SS. Salvatore
Via Enzo Palma, 1
Tel. +39 051 681 311

   First Aid  tel. 118




    where - in the hinterland of Bologna,  to the North-Ovest


    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

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