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.
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
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
Opening times (July and August):
Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm
Tue, Thu 8.30am-1pm