SPRING ON THE HILLS OF BOLOGNA
On the Bolognese hills, also for the spring period, the territory and its operators are ready to welcome you and offer unique "tailor-made" activities and experiences in safety for each visitor.
With the article "Spring on the Bolognese Hills" - constantly updated - we will tell you about the many opportunities that await you in the Municipalities of Casalecchio di Reno, Monte San Pietro, Valsamoggia and Zola Predosa: dinners and lunches, excursions, trekking, guided tours, museums...and much more for the spring period!
EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
Shows, concerts, live streaming, events for the little ones and many initiatives on the Bolognese hills.
Visit the EVENTS section of our website to stay up to date.
ART AND HISTORY: MUSEUMS AND ART PLACES
The Colli Bolognesi offer the visitor treasures of art and history of various kinds. Even during the holiday season they are ready to welcome you with guided tours, workshops and many events for all tastes
Historic villas, such as for examplePalazzo Albergatiin Zola Predosa and the villas of Crespellano (Valsamoggia), of which you can admire the exteriors and sumptuous gardens. Going up the hill there are numerous testimonies of ancient villages and medieval abbeys such as Castello di Serravalle,The Badia del Lavinoin Monte San Pietro, Monteveglio and theFortress of Bentivoglioof Bazzano.
The “Crespellani” Archaeological Museum(from Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 19.00 and Saturday, Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00, closed on Monday and 1 January, 14 and 15 August) at the Rocca dei Bentivoglio di Bazzano (Valsamoggia) andthe Hill and Wine Ecomuseum(Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00) in Castello di Serravalle (Valsamoggia).
There is also room for contemporary art with theMuseum Park of Cà la Ghironda in Zola Predosa, unique in Italy and where for the moment only the external part of the sculpture park will be visible and not the internal part with the display of the paintings.
(Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00 for holidays from 15.00 to 18.00, closed on Monday, other days of the week by appointment)
Info: Ca La Ghironda Modern Art Museum
For lovers of industrial archeology it will be possible to admire the impressiveCasalecchio lock, perhaps by visiting the "Pra Znein", the small lawn, a suggestive corner at the foot of the Casa della Guardia, accessible on foot along Via Giordani to the end, in the center of Casalecchio di Reno
Also in Casalecchio di Reno you can visit, by reservation, theNENA House Museuma project born with the intention of restoring the former splendor of the family palace, sharing with the community the beauty of the many pieces of furniture, paintings, ceramics, furnishings and memories, collected with love and taste for several generations and preserved with great care. (Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00)
Info: Nena House Museum
OPEN AIR: PATHS AND PARKS
The green hills of Bologna dominated by the cultivation of vines and interspersed with impervious gullies, offer the visitor unique landscape views. The whole hilly stretch is crossed by a dense maze of paths and paths which in this period are an inevitable destination for those who want to experience moments of serenity in the open air.
You will be able to travel the Bologna section of theStreet of the Gods, the path that unites Bologna and Florence and which crosses the territory of Casalecchio di Reno in the panoramic point of thePath of the Bregoliis in theLock Park, to then continue along the Reno River in the direction of Sasso Marconi, with the possibility of admiring the Pliocene Buttress and the San Gherardo Oasis.
In Valsamoggia and Monte San Pietro you can instead walk the ancient path of theLittle Cassiawhich connects Nonantola to Pistoia, and which in the High Middle Ages became a Longobard road and therefore one of the many itineraries that led to Rome joining up with the Via Francigena. The Piccola Cassia is a path rich in historical and religious testimonies (Nonantola Abbey, Rocca di Bazzano, Monteveglio Abbey, Serravalle Castle and S. Apollinare, Badia, Santa Lucia and Pieve di Roffeno, Bombiana, Rocca Corneta, Fanano and many other historic centers and villages), and I will give you the opportunity to discover varied landscapes and authentic flavours.
On the vast territory of Monte San Pietro, however, it is possible to follow the paths mapped out as part of the "Cuore Colli Bolognesi" tourist project, including eight circular paths that will give you the opportunity to discover a unique and evocative landscape.
If you love wine and its culture, you can also walk through the ancientVia dei Brentatoriand theVia dei Colli, following in the footsteps of the ancient Brentatori who with their "brente" brought the wine from the hills to the city. Extremely interesting and suitable routes for lovers of trail, Nordic walking, cycling, but also of the food and wine excellences of the area. In fact, while walking it will be possible to stop among the various wineries of the Colli Bolognesi, the production area of the Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG, which in recent years has been able to make itself known and appreciated more and more not only locally but also nationally and internationally.
It is also possible to take relaxing walks in the parks of the area, on all theRegional Park at the foot of the Monteveglio Abbeyand, along the Rhine, thePark of the Casalecchio lockpoint from which it is possible to admire the Chiusa, the oldest hydraulic work in Europe still in operation.
Casalecchio di Reno
Martin Luther King swimming pool
Reopening:Thursday 2 June
Hours and days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9:30 - 22:00
At the same times, a covered pool is also available for free swimming only.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the swimming pool will open from 6:30 but only for free swimming in the covered pool.
For all other info, rates and reservations click on the link in the summer section:
https://www.piscinaking.it or call 051575836
Valsamoggia - Savigno
Free Beach Pool
Reopening: Saturday 28 May
Hours and days: Monday to Thursday from 09.30 to 20.00, Friday and Saturday from 09.30 to 24.00 and Sunday from 09.30 to 20.00 (swimming pools open)
Monday to Thursday from 09.30 to 19.30, Friday and Saturday from 09.30 to 23.30 and Sunday from 09.30 to 19.30 (pools open)
For more information and modalities Click here
Palazola Venturi swimming pool
Reopening:Saturday 28 May
HOURS 2 JUNE: 8:00 - 19:30
Monday: 6:30 - 19:30, Tuesday: 8:00 - 19:30 , Wednesday: 12:00 - 21:00, Thursday: 6:30 - 19:30, Friday: 8:00 - 19:30, Saturday: 8:00 - 19:30 and Sunday: 8:00 - 19:30
FREE SWIMMING TIMETABLE: Monday: 6:30 - 15:00, Tuesday: 8:00 - 15:00, Wednesday: 12:00 - 21:00, Thursday: 6:30 - 15:00, Friday: 8:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 10:30 - 19:00 and Sunday: 9:00 - 18:00
For more information and methodsClick here
EXCURSIONS, WALKS AND TREKKING
HOSPITALITY ON THE HILLS OF BOLOGNA
HOME DELIVERY AND TERRITORY TAKE AWAY SERVICES
VALSAMOGGIA: For the Valsamoggia area it is active for home deliveries, in continuous implementation, www.centropercentro.it, where shops and businesses can register directly and enter, together with a description and contact details, any take-away and home delivery services (there are catering, retail, agricultural, person...)
MONTE SAN PIETRO: on the website of the municipality of Monte San Pietro you will find a list, constantly updated, of places and businesses that offer take-away and home delivery services. For the always updated list Click here
ALL MUNICIPALITIES: The purpose of the Sportina Digitale project is precisely this: to put all the economic activities of our territory in a position to be present, easily, quickly and safely, in the digital environment! Discover the participating services and activities Click here
Hours and days: every day from 10 to 19.30 (ring the MANARESI bell in the home-office) for direct sales;
visit with guided tasting (also in English) by reservation only for a fee; groups welcome by reservation; ample parking.
Summer 2022 events:
June 19:excursion and jazz concert in the cellar, as part of the revised and relaunched edition of the Zola Jazz and Wine Review
Last 2 Wednesdays of July (20 and 27 July): Applause at sunset – guided tasting on our 'infinity' terrace (booking arrangements communicated from early July), with original pairings
August 5 (to be confirmed): Goblets of Stars