SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO  |  Bologna

SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO  Travel Guide

San Giorgio di Piano is a village of 8.472 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

The first settlements of the area date back to Roman times, but the first documents that speak of San Giorgio date back to 947, when Emperor Ottone called it "Castello Sanctii Georgii", to underline the strategic position and the purely military function of the village ( It should be noted that even the Saint who gives his name to the village is a holy warrior). 

At the end of 1300 the castle was further fortified.


what to see and what to do in SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO

In the historic center you can still see the ancient Palaces, such as the Torresotto, in the central square, Palazzo Capuana, all that remains today of the ancient castle, and Palazzo Cataldi, the latter more recent, characterized by a large staircase in the shape of horseshoe-shaped. Worth a visit Villa Beatrice, just outside the village center: this beautiful 1500's villa was built by the Angelelli family from Bologna and inside you can see magnificent frescoes mainly rural theme, with depictions of life in the fields, hunting and fishing, in addition to the commemoration of good works done by the owners, all very well preserved.
For those who love outdoor activities, the countryside of San Giorgio is full of paths and country roads that you can travel on foot or by bike, perhaps to go to one of the nearby villages, such as Funo or Malacappa, for admire places where time seems to have stopped.
If you are lovers of engines but also of medieval castles, then Emilia Romagna is the right place for you, but there is a place that combines both these features in one location, and is the Castle of Panzano, not too far from San Giorgio, where the Righini Collection is kept. Mario Righini, passionate about cars and motorcycles since his youth, has dedicated his life to the recovery and restoration of vintage vehicles. Today, its collection includes 350 vehicles, many of which are of incalculable value. Among these, the Avio Construct 815 of Enzo Ferrari, which ran the Mille Miglia, but also the Alfa Romeo 2300 8C, which belonged to Tazio Nuvolari and with which the great champion won the Grand Prix of Monza in 1933. And the Alfa Romeo cars are the ones that Righini has always loved the most. The collection can be visited only by appointment, and it is the landlord who leads the visitor through the vast rooms of the castle, allowing him to admire his beloved collection.

EVENTS AND FAIRS

Various events take place in San Giorgio during the year: the first of May there is A Window on the Middle Ages, historical re-enactment that brings the village back to its old appearance, with reconstructions of military camps, flag-waving shows, archery competitions, reconstruction of ancient crafts and a historical parade; in mid-June there is the Beer Festival, an opportunity to taste many craft beers and Food Track preparations, all accompanied by good music; at the end of September there is the San Luigi Gonzaga Festival, with an antique market, wine and food stands, vintage car and motorbike displays and a fireworks show to close the festivities.

Useful Info and Contacts

Pro Loco GALLIERA 
(association promoting local culture and tourism)
Via Libertà 45
Tel. +39 051 897 058



SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO  Town hall
Via della Libertà, 35 - 40016 
Tel. +39 051 663 8511 
www.comune.san-giorgio-di-piano.bo.it 


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service - nearest Hospital
Ospedale di Bentivoglio , via G. Marconi,35   Tel.  +39 051 664 4111
   First Aid  tel.118




    where - on the plain of Bologna,  to the North

    HOW TO REACH SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO

    by Car: Motorway A13 exit Bologna Interporto then Provincial Road 3 and then 4 in the direction of SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO
    by Train: from Bologna Centrale, Bologna-Padova line, SAN GIORGIO DI PIANO station.


    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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