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  • Monterenzio Monterenzio is in the south-eastern part of the Bolognese Apennines; its municipality occupies a large territory between the valleys of the rivers Idice and Sillaro. The castle of Monterenzio is first mentioned in historical documents of 1298; after which it was destroyed by the army of Federico Barbarossa and in the war between Bologna and Ferrara, until there is no mention at all by the middle of the XIV century. But the area still has several medieval buildings which survived these severe attacks. These include the tower between Monterenzio Vecchio and Monterenzio Nuovo and the village of Scaruglio, as well as the village of Villa di Cassano where two buildings' doors have interesting coats of arms in the shape of an eight-pointed star. On the mountain of Monte Bibele, not far from Monterenzio, remains were discovered of an Etruscan and Celtic village which probably dates back to the IV century B.C.. Several buildings and everyday life objects were found during the excavations; they are now on display in Monterenzio at the archaeological museum 'Museo storico della Valle dell'Idice'

    Distances from main Italian cities:
    Bologna 21Km 
    Closest tollgates:
    from Florence and Milano: exit Tangenziale San Lazzaro
    Main roads:
    Provinciale n.7

    Tel-Fax. 051 929002, 051 929292
    Piazza Guerrino De Giovanni, 1 - 40050 Monterenzio BO

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