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- Identity card of Monte San Pietro
- Getting here
- Events in Monte San Pietro
- Useful numbers
- What to see
- History of Monte San Pietro

- ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Monte San Pietro
Monte San Pietro has developed around the basin of the river Lavino.
The inhabitants are about 10,000, concentrated in major centers, particularly in the locality of Calderino.
Monte San Pietro is one of the Italian"City of Wine" : the presence of numerous wineries and vineyards DOC makes this area the focus of wine production in the hills of Bologna.

Monte San Pietro is also "City Chestnut" thanks to the traditions of the chestnut, once a staple food in these areas which are still rich in beautiful chestnut, present mainly in the area of Mount Shepherd, where is concentrated the production of a variety of well-known brown quality ..

In this area there is therefore a rich selection of local products including various meats, beef, truffles, mushrooms, cherries, plums and Parmigiano Reggiano.

City of the chestnut

In the valleys of Samoggia and Lavino the local production more characteristic is the chestnut. This product, once the "bread of the poor" is now a valuable food in great demand abroad.

Very rich in carbohydrates and protein, chestnuts are low in fat, are also rich in minerals and vitamins.
Their maturation occurs between October and November.
There are different varieties of chestnuts from the botanical point of view but the best known is the division between chestnuts and "marroni". To the latter variety, with larger fruits, no more than three for each, heart-shaped and leathery skin, Monte San Pietro devotes one of its historic celebrations: the Feast of roast chestnuts, scheduled on the third Sunday in Monte Shepherd October.

IDENTITY CARD OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF MONTE SAN PIETRO

Province: Bologna
Distance from Bologna: 14 km
Population: 10,269
Altitude: 112 m s.l.m.
Patronal Feast: October 7
Village and locality: Calderino, San Martin, Monte San Giovanni, Montepastore, Loghetto
Neighbors: Castello di Serravalle, crepes, Marzabotto Monteveglio, Sasso Marconi, Savignano, Zola Predosa

The City of Monte San Pietro is part of:
- Comunità Montana Valle Samoggia
- National Association of City Chestnut
- Association Way of wines and tastes Cities Castels Cherry trees
- National Association of Wine Cities

GETTING HERE

By bus or coach
The town is reachable from Bologna with a bus line number 93 or ATC with a bus line 686. In addition, the line 687, which connects Padernello with Sasso Marconi stops at Calderino.

Car
From the highway A1: exit at Bologna - Casalecchio, follow highway 569 towards Bazzano and the provincial road 26 towards Valley Lavino Calderino - Monte San Pietro.

If you are coming from South on A1: you can take the road 64 (Porrettana) via Mongardino.

If you are coming from the airport: take the ring road towards Casalecchio and exit at the last exit (Casalecchio / Palasport), then follow signs towards Maranello / Zola Predosa / Monte San Pietro.

- EVENTS IN MONTE SAN PIETRO

Feast of Montesevero:
July 18
Feast of Sanchierlo:
24 and 25 July
Fair of Calderino and Black Truffle Summer Festival:
last Sunday in July
Street market of Herbs and Craft:
During July and August in Calderino, in Piazza del Municipio
Wine Festival:
First Sunday of September, Calderino
Feast of Santa Maria del Castello:
Second weekend of September (Saturday and Sunday), at San Lorenzo in Collina - Last Sunday in September, climbing to the church of Amola
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, patroness of Calderino:
First Sunday in October
Festival chestnuts:
Third Sunday of October, Montepastore

- USEFUL NUMBERS

Town hall
piazza della Pace, 2
Tel. 051 6764411

Post office:
Via Lavino, 167/a
Tel. 051 6762524

Pharmacies:
Farmacia di Monte San Pietro
Via Lavino, 4/c
Tel. 051 6760320

- WHAT TO SEE:

CALDERINO
AMOLA
MONTE SAN GIOVANNI
BADIA
MONGIORGIO
MONTEPASTORE
I CALANCHI
Other places

 

 

 








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