Castello d'Argile

Castello d'Argile, historic center - Provincia di Bologna (Photo by Guido Avoni)
Castello d'Argile, historic center - Provincia di Bologna (Photo by Guido Avoni)

The name is strictly linked to the town location, an ancient castle (Castello) situated by the Reno bank (argine).


Castello d'Argile was born and has always lived in symbiosis with the River Reno, so much so that the embankments, or more precisely the "argille" (clay) which makes its terrain so rich, are even part of its name.

In the central square, there is the Church of San Pietro of Argile, containing fragments of a precious, rare fresco attributed to Simone dei Crocifissi.

The building, which houses the City Theatre, was built in 1907 as a "Casa del Popolo" and inaugurated once more on the 25th April 2004. 

Passing, perhaps by bicycle, between the cultivated fields of the surrounding plains, it is impossible not to notice the majestic, and in a certain sense surprising, Church of Santa Maria of Venazzano. Not far away in Ronchi, the Torre Marsigli is a beautiful example of tower-dovecote, probably originally defensive. Still in Ronchi, there is the Osteria della Stella, a resting place for travellers and pilgrims since the 17th century. 

More information
Distance from Bologna:
24 Km.
15/25 m.
6.550 (updated January 1st 2016)
Market day:
Patron Saint:
San Pietro and Paolo (June 29th)
Venezzano (or Mascherino)
Recurring events

Ecofesta: end of March

Festa di primavera (sping festival): April

ReMida Day: May

Settimana calderarese, one week-long village festival: between May and June

Festa dello Sport: beginning of June
Festa del lippolo, in the hamlet of Lippo: end of July

Rassegna estiva (summer show): July and first week of August

Calderara Incanta: September

Festa dello storione (sturgeon), in Lippo: September

Sagra dell'ovo casarino (egg festival), in Longara: September

Sagra degli antichi sapori (festival dedicated to old flavours): October

Sagra del tortellino: beginning of December

Festa di Natale (Christmas festival): mid-December


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URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Gadani 2 - 40050 Castello d’Argile (BO)

Tel. +39 051 6868812

Fax  +39 051 6868810

Opening times (winter):

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm
Thu 2.30pm-6.30pm


Opening times (July and August):

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm
Tue, Thu 8.30am-1pm

Last update: 08-07-2019