The history and nature offer unique views at Castello di Serravalle, about thirty kilometers far from Bologna.
The ancient town is the witness of a glorious medieval past, when the castle was the seat of the Captain of the Western Mountain and which now houses the Hill and Wine Ecomuseum headquarters, a must-see place for those people willing to know the territory and directly the activities carried out by its inhabitants in the past and in the present.
From the ancient village you can admire a landscape of rolling hills, dominated by the cultivation of vines, interspersed with 'calanchi' the local arenaceous clay hills.
At the foot of the old town, in the plain around S. Apollinaris church, a modern center of Castelletto has been developed. Other six smaller villages take part of this territory: Zappolino, theater of a famous ancient battle between Bologna and Modena, Bersagliera, Fagnano, Ponzano, Maiola and Tiola.
The characteristic architectural element common throughout the territory is the presence of the tower-houses, rural stone villages characterized by the architectural element of the tower.
On the table you can not miss the Gnocco Fritto, Borlengo and other typical dishes of the mountain and bolognese tradition. In autumn you can taste the Saslà delicious grapes.
It's a must the combination with the wines produced by the various wineries around Castello di Serravalle "City of Wine" area and a stop along the Wines and Tastes Path " Castles Cherries City ".
Castello di Serravalle does not miss festive occasions and meetings. In addition to the Gnocco Fritto Festival (first three weekends in October), in spring and summer there are other events such as Maggiociondolo, the Castellettese July and the Ploughing Festival.