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  • Castel di Casio

    (TOURIST LOCATIONS a Castel Di Casio)

    Contact: town hall
    Via Marconi, 9 (Municipio) 40030 Castel di Casio BO
    Tel. 0534 44133 Fax 0534 44286  
    Getting here: From Bologna (62km far) follow the main road S.S. 64 (Porrettana); once in Riola, turn left and follow the S.P. 23 which goes through the valley of the Limentra river.

    Castel di Casio is a nice holiday resort thanks to its green landscapes and the Suviana lake. This lake is linked to two water power plants (in Bargi and Suviana), but is also used for water sports and for fishing.
    The municipality of Castel di Casio has many historical buildings and sites which show a very rich historical heritage.
    In the '50s, in Poggio di Gaggiole and in Silla in Val di Reno were found remains of a settlement of the Bronze Age (VIII-VI century B.C.).
    The oldest village centre of Castel di Casio was indeed a castle, known as castle of Bibiano, which was ruled by vassals of the bishop of Pistoia.
    Nearby, probably in the VIII century, was built the parish church dedicated to the saints Quirico and Iulietta.
    In Buvolone there is a beautiful wide rural building which still preserves its original architectural features, such as XV century windows and doorways with ogival arches made in terracotta.
    In the area there are several historical buildings worth of mention: the so called 'Castellaccio' (probably 1300), the building 'I Prati' with remains of a XVI century tower, the building 'I Querciadali' with decorations on arches and doorways (depicting the builders' symbols), the house-tower in Gaggiola (XVII-XIX century, with arches and columns), the ancient village of Pradale (first half of the XV century, with very rare and fine rural architectural features), the house Ca' di Vigo with a XVI century spiral decoration on the architrave.
    In the area there are also several ruins, such as those of the Medieval walls and tower, and the house 'Casa Nanni', which once belonged to the local poet Girolami Pandolfi (the building was erected between the XV and the XVII century).
    Worthy of mention is also the church of San Biagio; its original structure dates back to the XIV century but it was later rebuilt in 1644.

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 5221)
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