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  • The tower of Castel di Casio

    (castles, towers, bell towers a Castel Di Casio)

    Contact: Castel di Casio Town hall 0534 44133
    Piazza Torre 40030 Castel di Casio BO
    Getting here: In the town centre. Car and coach parking available.
    Opening days: Permanently closed.

    The tower dominates the village and its surrounding landscape with its important architectural features. The building cannot be visited.
    At the beginning of the XIII century the municipality of Bologna ruled over most of this area. In 1219 Bologna signed a peace treaty with the municipality of Pistoia which decreed the boundaries between the two territories; this boundary still defines the current provinces. After the treaty the village of Casio was fortified: walls were built and the imposing tower was erected (1219). Part of the tower, ruins of the wall and the church of San Biagio have survived; the church was built by the municipality of Bologna in the XIII century and then rebuilt in the XX century. This set of buildings (castle, tower, church, walls) was the centre of power of the Bolognese mountains; here, the “podestà” had his headquarters, then the “capitano della montagna” (captain of the mountains) took over and later on it housed the magistrates ruling over this mountainous part of the province of Bologna. The most relevant feature of the castle is the stone tower, made of individual stones carved in squared shapes.

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  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 28/01/15     (NewsID: 5224)
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