VERGATO | Bologna

VERGATO Travel Guide

Vergato is a small town of 7,714 inhabitants in the province of Bologna, which is about 42 kilometers away. Its origins are very ancient, even dating back to the Etruscan and Roman times: the "vergato" was a striped fabric used in antiquity, and it seems that this is the origin of the name of the city. 

Given its boundary position between several feudal lands and important possessions, in its history many changes can be found in the territorial layout from the Middle Ages to the present. 

It was part of the possessions of Countess Matilde of Canossa, then became the headquarters of the Captain of the Mountain (administrative institution wanted by Bologna), until it became, in the second half of the 1500s, an autonomous city. 

For a time, in the 1800's, it was a member of the Papal State, and then became part of the Kingdom of Italy.


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what to see and what to do

vergato palazzo
In the main square you can see the Captain of the Mountain Palace, which today plays the role of municipal building. Over the centuries, it has undergone many restoration work, the latest following the serious damage suffered during World War II. On the facade you can still see the 97 coats of arms (116 originally) and some inscriptions of the families of the Captains of Mountains who succeeded from 1440 to the end of 1770. Interesting the stained glass windows made by the artist of international fame and originated by Vergato Luigi Ontani, in the Hall of the City Council. The Palace is open daily except Sundays and entrance is free.

attractions in GRIZZANA MORANDI :  the manors


Grizzana Morandi is absolutely worth visiting the Rocchetta Mattei, a 800's eclectic castle built by Count Cesare Mattei, a scientist ante litteram who devoted his life to a science he himself called Elettromeopathy, which had its greatest international success over the years 1820 and 1830.
Famous for his "curative art" and for a certain mystery surrounding him, his ingenuity and great allegorical strength of this building, which today has been visited after an imposing restoration work, is yet to be ingrained, even though finished.
In addition to the Castle you can also visit the Archives-Museum with various documents and finds concerning Count Cesare Mattei and his creations, la "Rocchetta" and "Elettromeopatia".


REGIONAL PARK OF MONTE SOLE

It is worth visiting the historic regional park of Monte Sole, set up in 1989 to commemorate the Massacre of Monte Sole; the park, which is today a protected area, is the ideal habitat for many animal species, from wolves to deer, to roe deer, to many species of birds, such as the green woodpecker or the kingfisher. Ideal for a walk or a bike ride, but also for pleasant horseback riding, the park also has some interesting tematic routes: a historic route leading to the remains of the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua, another that traces the story of the Massacre of Monte Sole, and two naturalistic paths, one showing the changes made in the centuries ago by mankind, and one that allows animals to be watched in their natural habitat, and finally an artistic journey to admire the landscape that has inspired Giorgio Morandi, the great Italian painter and engraver of the 20th century.

LABANTE GROTTOS

A few kilometers from Vergato you can find the beautiful Labante Caves, dug into the travertine by the water passage and topped by a waterfall that makes this landscape even more picturesque. The Caves are located within a park suitable for hiking and biking, and there are various facilities for organizing barbecues safely.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Many events taking place in the town of Vergato: in May, at Riola takes place every year the Sfrappola Festival, this year at the 62nd edition, with recalls of ancient crafts, processions in medieval dresses and gastronomic stands with local specialties such as tigelle , crescentine and sfrappole (a kind of frappe), to finish with fireworks.
Typical of the area is the potato of Tolè, celebrated in September with the Potato Festival, where you can taste typical potato dishes (to taste the potato pie with truffles).
In mid-October there the "Tartufesta", a great event celebrating the mountain cuisine and the goodness of the white truffle of the Bolognese hills.

accomodations in Vergato

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Useful Info and Contacts



Town Hall of  Vergato 
Piazza Marconi 6
Tel. 0534 51024


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

First Aid 
tel.  118


where - on the hill of Bologna,  to the South



by CAR: From the A1 motorway the exit to reach Vergato is that of Sasso Marconi from A1 and then continue on the SS64 Porrettana, direction Porretta / Pistoia.

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

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GRANAGLIONE


Travel Guide

PORRETTA TERME


Guide of
ALTO RENO TERME

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