Bologna is not only beautiful in the city itself, but also in the rolling hills and long stretches of lowland. And you will also find fortresses, castles, parish churches and timeless Medieval hamlets.
The town of San Giovanni in Persiceto, home of one of the most peculiar Carnivals in italy, features a medieval historical centre with an original concentric layout, also known as Borgo Rotondo.
Nominated as one of the "Most beautiful villages in Italy", the Biennale of contemporary art of the Muro Dipinto occurs here every odd-numbered years
Pieve di Cento, called the "little Bologna" for its long porticoes, is a "jewel" that maintains the urban layout of the Roman "castrum", enriched by a parish church in the 9th-century, and by other urban elements in the medieval period and the following Renaissance and Baroque periods.
An evocative medieval village where the origibnal buildings are still intact.
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.