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.
what to see and what to do
attractions in GRIZZANA MORANDI : the manors
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
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
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
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.