Immersed in the Bolognese plain, Castello d 'Argile derives its name from the clay that made the land rich.
Immersed in the Bolognese plain, Castello d ‘Argile derives its name from the clay that made the land rich.
The Chiesa di San Pietro (San Pietro’s Church), which contains valuable works, including a fragment of a fresco attributable to Simone dei Crocifissi, looks out onto the town square, flanked by a beautiful tower.
For those who like outdoor activities, the Castello d ‘Argile area is full of paths and country roads for walking or cycling. Along the banks of the Reno River there is a cycle – pedestrian path as far as Pieve di Cento, offering picturesque views of rows of trees and the floodplains of the river. These tracks lead to nearby villages, such as Venezzano or Ronchi, places where time seems to have stopped.
Venezzano is home to the neo-Gothic chiesa di Santa Maria di Venezzano (Church of Santa Maria di Venezzano). In Ronchi, instead, visitors can admire the Torre Marsigli (Marseilles Tower), a typical example of a dovecote tower with probable defensive origins. Here you can also find the Osteria della Stella, a welcoming place for travellers and pilgrims.
The municipal area is not just a suitable place for those looking for quiet walks in the open air; Castello d ‘Argile is located within what is known as the Motor Valley, where motorbike enthusiasts come in search of exciting routes full of bends and views.