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Castel San Pietro, Medicina and Castel Guelfo: Intermediate Lands of the Wellness Valley

Updated on 27 February 2020 From IF ImolaFaenza

The “Slow City” Castel San Pietro Terme stands out for the high quality of life and many services available to citizens and visitors: it is the visitors themselves, who confirm that in Castel San Pietro Terme you live better than anywhere else.

Some arrive in the city to visit the thermal facilities, others come to play golf, to ride a mountain bike or simply walk and bask in the sun surrounded by the greenery of the Lungo Sillaro Park. The symbol of the city is the Cassero built in 1199, the year when the city was founded, and boasting a recently-restored theatre.

Among the most admired monuments are the Santuario del Crocifisso in the main square and the nearby bell tower boasting 55 bells, a unique feature in Europe.

The route continues to  Castel Guelfo, a medieval village built as a bastion of the city of Medicina: the four towers at the corners of the inhabited centre, reminiscent of the ancient city walls, are visible to the very day.

You then continue to Medicina: walking through the streets of the historic centre you will find several churches, bell towers and towers in Baroque style that are worth a visit. There are also villas and buildings worthy of note, such as Palazzo Prandi.

In these territories, crossed by watercourses, there are several wetlands and valleys, expansion tanks and ponds. These places have both a unique historical-environmental value in the Bolognese plains and play a significant role in terms of economic, cultural and tourist interest. First and foremost the Oasi naturale del Quadrone (Quadrone nature reserve), with paths, observation points, educational museum and visitor reception centre.

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