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Turismo in Pianura
 

Official Tourist Site of the Pianura Bolognese

Castello di Bentivoglio o di Ponte Poledrano

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Castle of Bentivoglio or Ponte Poledrano

Where: Via Saliceto,1 - 40010 Bentivoglio (BO)

 
Castle of Bentivoglio or Ponte Poledrano - Provincia di Bologna (Photo by Mario Rebeschini)
Castle of Bentivoglio or Ponte Poledrano - Provincia di Bologna (Photo by Mario Rebeschini)

Bentivoglio is the name of the noble Bolognese family who built their Castle here, a “Domus Jocunditatis” created as a place for enjoyment and hunting with dogs and falcons. At that time the place was called Ponte Poledrano.


The castle walls still shield an authentic 15th century artistic pearl, the “Storie del pane”, an extraordinary cycle of ten frescoes from the School of Ferrara, depicting the various phases of bread-making, from the sowing to the “court banquet”.

Among the guests of Giovanni II Bentivoglio and his wife Ginevra Sforza were Ercole I d’Este, Lucrezia Borgia, Alfonso I d’Este and other Renaissance Lords, who often arrived at the castle by boat.

 
Info

Timetable: the castle is accessible only by guided tour. At this link is available the annual calendar of guided tours (on reservation only). Is also possible to book a guided tour by appointment for groups, even if they have their own guide.

Informations: Tourism and Culture department, Unione Reno Galliera (Stefano Gottardi)
Tel. 0039 051 8904823

 

How to get there
Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

Address: Piazza della Pace, 1 - 40010 Bentivoglio (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6643537 - 6643502

Fax +39 051 6640908

 

Winter opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm

 

Summer opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm

Maps
 

Last update: 30-01-2019

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A cura della Redazione Pianura Bolognese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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