SASSO MARCONI |  Bologna

SASSO MARCONI Travel Guide

Sasso Marconi is a town of 14.612 inhabitants in the province of Bologna. 

Its name comes from the cliff that lies just south (called "sasso") and by Guglielmo Marconi, the scientist who invented invention of wireless telegraph and radio. Its origins are ancient, in fact in this area were found artifacts dating back to the Paleolithic as well as many Etruscan tombs, about twenty, whose rich content is today the pride of the Archaeological Museum of the nearby town of Marzabotto. 

As a signal of the passage of the Romans, you can see the still functioning aqueduct, which still leads the water to the city of Bologna. 

After the Roman period, the traces of the country were lost, between wars and barbarian invasions, until it passed under the control of the city of Bologna. 

In 1506, when Pope Giulio II conquered Bologna, the entire territory became part of the Church; in this period of relative peace were built many villas, no longer fortified and perched in a defensive position, but in the valleys and near the fields, as the local agricultural system also develops.


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what to see and what to do

SASSSO MARCONI PALAZZO
They are worth a visit :
Villa Griffone, where you can find the Mausoleum and the Museum of Guglielmo Marconi, 
the Palazzo de’ Rossi, of Renaissance period, and the Borgo di Colle Ameno, dating back to 1700, where you can visit the oratory of Sant'Antonio da Padova, of the 18th century, unique in its kind. 
You can not miss a visit to the Sancuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Sasso, once dug into the rock of the mountain; following a landslide in 1787, Madonna's image was brought to the new Sanctuary, which can still be admired today.
For those who love outdoor activities, the Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi and Calanchi dell'Abbadessa are the ideal place to go hiking on the many trails to admire the strange landscape created by the gypsum outcrops, the plateaus, the badlands, the cliffs and the valleys, besides the many caves, some of which can be visited. The various itineraries can be walked or mountain biking, and are of varying length, but in general they are suitable for everyone: to remember the Speleological Excursion in the Spipola Cave and the Badlands of Abbadessa and Foiano
Another interesting excursion is the one on Mount Adone: starting from the small village of Brento you can visit the Natural Reserve of the Pliocene Buttress, where you can admire unusual unique scenery until you reach the lookout of Monte delle Formiche where the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Zena rises. A little curiosity: as the Park's name suggests, here you can find many fossils, since this area was actually a seabed.




The Places of GUGLIELMO MARCONI


  • Villa Griffone and Marconi Mausoleum-  Via Celestini 1 - Pontecchio Marconi (Bo) Summer residence of the Marconi family: here Marconi made his first experiments.  Visits every Sunday at 10:00 am, other days / times by appointment  tel. +39051 846121 info@fgm.it    [www.fgm.it]
  • Palazzo Marconi, former Palazzo Orsi Via San Vitale 28/30 - Bologna: House of the Marconi family
  • Palazzo Orlandini Via IV Novembre 7 - Bologna: birth house of Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874)
  • Museo Pelagalli: A thousand voices ... A thousand sounds Via Col di Lana 7 / N - Bologna: Radio Museum www.museopelagalli.com
  • Museo del Cielo e della Terra - V.lo Baciadonne, 1,  San Giovanni in Persiceto BO  www.museocieloeterra.org

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


There are many events in the city of Sasso Marconi: 
  • at the end of July there is “Atuttabirra”, which, as its name suggests, is an occasion for drinking good beer and listening good music, not just Bavarian; 
  • at the beginning of September, like every year, at Palazzo de' Rossi there is the Fiera di Sdaz, an ancient peasant fair that resembles the folk traditions and peasants of the area: stalls with handicraft products and wine and food stands surrounding the exhibition of agricultural tools, dances and popular songs in dialect and the re-enactment of ancient crafts. 
  • Tartufesta, the last weekend of October, has come this year at its 28th edition, and is the occasion to taste the truffle of the Colli Bolognesi, a small curiosity: this year was done for the first time truffle ice cream, and it looks like it was also very good! 
  • In mid-December, the streets of Sasso Marconi are enlivened by the Christmas market, with typical products and crafts.


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where - on the hill of Bologna,  to the South


by CAR: From the A1 motorway the exit   is   Sasso Marconi  

by TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, every half hour at peak time, from Bologna Centrale direction Porretta, SASSO MARCONI Station.

Useful Info and Contacts

Tourist Information Office Municipality of Sasso Marconi
Via Porrettana 314
Tel .: +39 051 675 8409
 www.infosasso.it/home

Town Hall of  Sasso Marconi
Piazza dei Martiri della Liberazione, 6 -
Tel.  +39 051 843 511


OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES
Health Service : Hospital of Vergato 
Via Dell'Ospedale, 1
Tel.: +39051 674 9111

First Aid 
tel.  118



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