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Museo della Civiltà Contadina

Museo della civiltà contadina

Northeast of Bologna, along the 12th-century Canale Navile that gave Bologna a shipping outlet to the Po, is the town that gave the famous rulers of Bologna their name. They built the imposing Castello in 1475, now home to a medical institute. Also see nearby San Martino di Bentivoglio, home to the Museo della Civiltà Contadina.

Bentivoglio’s former rice paddies are now a 21ha wetland nature reserve, the Oasi La Rizza, home to a summer colony of white storks, managed by a local agriturismo of the same name offering the chance to combine bird watching with lunch (Via Bassa degli Albanelli 13; +39 051 664 0076).

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Getting there: Several buses (Nos. 376; 95; 377 and 378) from Bologna coach station.

Towns around Bologna

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Biancamaria Rizzoli, Creative Commons License