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
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
Municipality - URP
Tel. +39 051 686 2611
Tel. +39 051 686 2611
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