SAN GIOVANNI IN PERSICETO | Bologna
San Giovanni in Persiceto Travel Guide
San Giovanni in Persiceto is a city of 28,016 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. Its origins are very ancient, and date back to the Bronze Age, but there are also news of celtic settlements and later Romans. With the Exarchate of Ravenna begins a period of drainage and canalization of the waters, then San Giovanni passes under the control of the Longobardi in 727; they are probably due to the characteristic shape of the historic center, called the "round village". After a period spent under the dominion of the city of Modena, San Giovanni became part of the possessions of the city of Bologna, and then part of the Church in the 16th century.
what to see and what to do in San Giovanni in Persiceto
Not far from San Giovanni in Persiceto it is possible to find the Area di Riequilibrio "Torrazzuolo", an interesting area characterized by marshes and cane fields, but also by newly planted woods, which are the ideal habitat for a large number of birds, such as for example, the Woodpecker and the Sparrowhawk, which can be observed by birdwatchers. However, in the marshy areas the most particular animal that can be observed is the European marsh tortoise.
EVENTS AND FAIRS
The typical product of San Giovanni is the Africanetto, a type of bright yellow meringue with a rectangular shape, crumbly on the outside and softer on the inside.
where - in the hinterland of Bologna, to the North-Ovest
Tel. : +39 051 826 839
Tel. +39 051 681 2701
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