SAVIGNO | Bologna
SAVIGNO Travel Guide & Hotels
Savigno is a village of 2,735 inhabitants in the province of Bologna.
As evidenced by the many findings found in the area, the territory of Savigno has been inhabited since ancient times, but the first stable settlements are certainly of Roman origin.
Being on the border between the territories of the city of Modena and those of Bologna, Savigno has often found herself in bloody battles, passing from the control of the Countess Matilde di Canossa to that of the city of Bologna, and then eventually, in 1500, part of the Church.
From 2014 Januar SAVIGNO is a town hall and also the municipal seat of the new Municipality of Valsamoggia, created by the merger of the former municipalities of Bazzano, Crespellano, Monteveglio, Savigno and Castello di Serravalle.
what to see and what to do in SAVIGNO
A few kilometers away from Savigno is the Regional Park of the Sassi di Roccamalatina which extends for 2,300 hectares on the hills of the Medio Appennino Modenese, rich in chestnut woods. Inside, the sandstone tops of the Sassi stand out, imposing towers that often exceed 70 meters: their origin dates back to the Oligocene, when the whole area was actually a seabed and the underwater currents deposited the heaviest debris, up to form impressive pinnacle-like structures still visible today. Inside the park there are more than one hundred kilometers of trails, suitable for walking, mountain biking but also on horseback, thanks to the presence of many equestrian centers in the area. The many trails offer a wide range of difficulties to choose from, from short ones, suitable for a quiet walk, perhaps with family, to those more demanding and that require a greater level of experience in hiking. In the Park of Roccamalatina there are also some via ferrata, so as to satisfy also the climbing enthusiasts. It is worth getting to Pieve di Trebbio, a magnificent Romanesque building dating back to the year 1,000; the church is composed of three naves, also has a crypt which is accessed through a trapdoor on the floor, and is dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, depicted in a painting of the seventeenth century. Outside the church you can still admire a beautiful octagonal baptistery.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
where - in Valsamoggia, west of Bologna
BY CAR: From the A1 motorway, exit at Bologna Casalecchio; from the Bologna ring road instead take the exits n. 3; in all cases then continue along the Strada Bazzanese towards Maranello up to Zola Predosa, then continue on Strada Provinciale 26 towards Savigno.
BY TRAIN: Metropolitan Railway Service, with frequent cadence, from Bologna Centrale direction Vignola, Railway Station of BAZZANO then Bus TPER # 657 or # 658 towards SAVIGNO / TOLE ',
Useful Info and Contacts
Tel. +39 051 992 3221
tel. +39 051 670 0811
nearest Hospital Ospedale di Bazzano - Viale dei martiri, 10b
First Aid tel.118