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Ozzano dell'Emilia

The origins of Ozzano dell'Emilia , date back to the  Roman Empire , when the city located in what is now the village " May" , was called Claterna . Claterna you can visit the archaeological site and the Museum . For many centuries Ozzano dell'Emilia belonged to the Church , as the entire territory of Bologna . Today Ozzano dell'Emilia , only 10 km from Bologna , is a modern city of 13,000 inhabitants , with efficient service , very green , a lively cultural life and is home to the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Bologna . It has some international companies in the packaging industry and precision mechanics . It has an efficient and extensive transportation network : highways , railways (metro area of Bologna ) and un'Aviosuperfice for private planes .
Much of its hills are protected and are part of the Regional Park of Emilia Eastern .

Roberto Carboni
Servizio Turismo, Comunicazione e Partecipazione

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli


The location of the restaurant "La vecchia Locanda" allows you to visit easly the territory of Bologna and Romagna, rich in art, culture and traditions.
In direction of Bologna, precisely on the mountain of the Guard, you should not miss the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca with its portico. The first stone was placed in the year 1194 and, after several rennovations and periods of neglect, was finally restored in the  mid-1700s.
Very characteristic is its portico, the longest in the worldwhich extends for nearly four kilometers and counts 666 arches, the number that symbolizes the devil in the religious iconography,and, winding in a curved shape along its route that starts from the Arch of Meloncello and ends at the foot of the sanctuary, represents the snake pressed by the foot of the Madonna.
In the city center of Bologna, there is Piazza Maggiore that, most istoran agree, was the first to be built after the fall of the Roman Empire.
On it you can see Palazzo Re Enzo, the Palace of Podestà, the Palazzo dei Banchi, the Basilica of San Petronio, the Palazzo of the Notaries and that of the Comune (palazzo D'Accursio).


La Rocca Sforzesca di Imola


In direction of Imola, you can visit an area rich in beauties of nature and art  and even flourishing in the world.
One of the top things for which the City is world famous is definitely the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit that hosted the world championship of Formula 1 from 1980 to 2006 season (the Grand Prix of San Marino).The circuit has, unfortunately, lost the world of Formula 1 because of problems related to the changes to the safety of drivers; currently it hosts a leg of the World Superbike racing in the lower divisions, covered wheels and discoveries, as well as the trade exhibition of pieces of motorcycles and antique cars of CRAME, in cycling races and other sporting events and artistic.Inside you will find the museum that tells the history of the circuit itself, while near the Tamburello corner there is a monument to Ayrton Senna, who died here on May Day 1994.
Regarding the art it is worth mentioning the Sforza Castle, a castle of the Middle Ages which is right in the center of Imola. The current form of the fortress is due to extensions wanted by Gian Galeazzo Sforza and Cesare Borgia who conquered it in 1499. A further merit of Cesare Borgia was to call at Imola in 1502, Leonardo da Vinci, as a military engineer, to inspect defensive capabilities of the Rock itself.
At the same time Leonardo drew the map of Imola, the oldest currently preserved example of a plant of the city overhead, as well as some sketches of paintings of the ancient quarters of the city. These documents are now part of the Windsor British royal family collections.


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