Welcome is Bologna

The Flatlands

North of Bologna is the great expanse of the Padana Plain that separates the city from the provinces of Ferrara, Modena and Ravenna.

One of the excellences of area is Lamborghini: you can visit the headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, immersing yourself in the historical, automotive dream that is the museum and factory. In the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum in Argelato, you can learn about the genius of the company’s founder, who designed and built everything from tractors to motorboats.

The agriculturally rich and productive Bolognese plains were a center of hemp and silk production for centuries, giving impetus to the city’s economic vibrancy and growth. If you follow along  the waterways that run through the area, for example the Canale Navile, you will discover palazzi, castles, mills, villas of the landowning.

Many areas of the plains were swamps for centuries. For the most part, they were dried out for cultivation, but a few oases remain as examples of the original natural environment. They are perfect for pleasant biking or hiking adventures. Among them, the Parco della Memoria Casone del Partigiano (Park of Memory- House of the partisans), where passion for nature and passion for history meet, following the footsteps of the partisans during the Second World War.

Here, the famed Green Asparagus of Altedo grows wild; its delicacy was recognized as far back as Roman times.