Castello d'Argile - Oratorio S'Anna

Castello d'Argile

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.
  • Altitude: 15/25 m.
  • Inhabitants: 6.550 (updated January 1st 2016)
  • Market day: Saturday Patron Saint: San Pietro and Paolo (June 29th)
  • Hamlets: 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

Guida della provincia di Bologna

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How to get to Castello d'Argile

By car

  • Roadsfrom Bologna, from Porta Galliera take Via Ferrarese, drive on along SS 64 Porrettana, near Corticella turn left. At the crossroad of Via Stendhal turn right and go on SP 4 Galliera. Get through Castel Maggiore and near Funo take SP 3 Trasversale di Pianura, get onto SP 42 Centese in the direction of Castello d’Argile.
  • Motorways from Bologna: A13 Motorway, exit Bologna-Interporto, take SP 3 Trasversale di Pianura, near Funo take SP 4 Galliera, get onto SP 42 Centese up to Castello d’Argile.

By bus

From the Bologna bus station, TPER public transport company (info on timetables and fares

  • Bus n. 97 Bologna - S. Giorgio di Piano from San Giorgio di Piano
  • Bus n. 97C Bologna-Argelato-Castello d'Argile-Cento

By train

From the Bologna Central Station, railway line Bologna – Ferrara – Venezia, San Giorgio di Piano station. From there bus 97C Bologna-Argelato-Castello d'Argile-Cento(for information on timetables and fares visit

By plane

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is about 22 km. from Castello d’Argile.
The Aerobus BLQ connects every 15-30 minutes the airport to the city centre and to the central station. Piazza XX Settembre stop to get a bus towards Castello d’Argile.


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