PORRETTA TERME - the SPA

PORRETTA TERME Travel Guide

Located in the beautiful Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Porretta Terme is part of the metropolitan city of Bologna. It is only 59 km from the provincial capital and is known for its thermal water benefits.

Since January 1, 2016, Porretta Terme has become a capital city in Alto Reno Terme, a new municipality created by the merger between the municipalities of Porretta Terme and Granaglione.
According to an ancient legend, during the Middle Ages a sick ox went to drink at its waters and was miraculously healed.  

Since then the ox became the symbol of the municipality of Porretta Terme and its thermal waters have become famous throughout the world.

According to the archaeological sources, Porretta's thermal baths were already used in Roman times, long before the story told by the popular legend.
After a period of abandonment during the Middle Ages, around the twelfth century it began to take shape in the present inhabited center and begin to appear to be the first resort structures connected to thermal waters.

From then on, the reputation of the waters of Porretta Terme has been increasing ever since, to become, nowadays, one of the privileged tourist destinations for those who want to spend a relaxing and well-being.


The attractions

Today's inhabited area is dominated by the charming church of S. Maria Maddalena, dating back to the 17th century, in which are housed important works of art, such as the palace of the main altar created by Calvaert, a famous Flemish painter.


Ideal starting point to discover all the beauties of the Bolognese Apennine, Porretta Terme makes it easy to reach the well-known ski resort of Corno alle Scale, perfect for spending both winter and summer vacations.

Interesting is the guided visit to the underground springs of the Porretta thermal bath, which lasts for two hours (info: I.A.T. Alto Reno).


For those who prefer nature and trekking, the territory of Porretta Terme is ideal for relaxing walks in an unspoilt natural habitat.


The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Faggio (Beech)  -[see photo above] is immersed in a lush forest dating back to the 1700s. The shrine can be reached thanks to an impressive walk in the shade of beech trees and every year on July 26, hosts the traditional Feast in honor of Sant'Anna.


to be visited...

GRANAGLIONE


Travel Guide

VERGATO


Riola, on Porrettana Road

Porretta Soul Festival


The Porretta Soul Festival, with the artistic direction of Graziano Uliani, is a worldwide reference point for all lovers of good music and especially for fans of Soul music; at the same time it is the crown jewel of the summer programme in Porretta.


contacts


TOURIST BUREAU I.A.T.
Tourist Information and Reception
Piazza Libertà, 11 40046 Porretta Terme - ALTO RENO TERME (BO) 
Tel. ++39 0534-521103 
iat@comune.porrettaterme.bo.it 


Pro Loco PORRETTA TERME
Via Borgolungo, 10 – 40046 Porretta Terme - ALTO RENO TERME 
Tel.: +39 3931785509
Email: proloco.porrettaterme@gmail.com


Other addresses

  • A.S.L. (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) Ospedale di PORRETTA TERME -   Via Oreste Zagnoni, 5 · 0534 20711




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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