Castel San Pietro Terme, a city with a strong tourist-spa appeal, is located at the foot of the green hills of Bologna on the border between Emilia and Romagna.
In 2005, Castel San Pietro Terme obtained the certification "Cittàslow" ("Slowcity"), thanks to which it joined the "International Network of the Cities of Good Living" distinguishing itself for the high quality of life and for the many services available to citizens and visitors:
visitors themselves confirm that life is better in Castel San Pietro Terme. The spa, golfing, mountain biking or sunbathing in the green Parco Lungo Sillaro are among the most popular activities with visitors.
Built above traces of the original Roman and Medieval layout, the historic city centre has a lovely 17th-18th century appearance characterised by traditional porticoes, a feature shared with nearby Bologna.
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 Santuario del Crocifisso in the main square and the nearby bell tower boasting 55 bells, a unique feature in Europe.