Crevalcore - Chiesa


Crevalcore - ingresso villa

First mentioned in 1130, the origin of the name is uncertain. It appears to have come from the word "crepa(tum) corium", meaning cracked crust, to designate a marshy area turning in summer in a dry and cracked ground.

The historical centre of Crevalcore still maintains almost all of the original layout created between the 18th and 19th centuries, in particular regarding the buildings facing onto the main street. The visual effect is undoubtedly fascinating, so much so as to have provoked the enthusiasm of the great art historian Francesco Arcangeli.

In the central square, a bronze sculpture dated 1897 commemorates Crevalcore's most famous son, the scientist Marcello Malpighi.

In the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) there are still some traces of work by the famous decorative artist Gaetano Lodi.

As with San Giovanni and Sant'Agata Bolognese, it worth to be mentioned the historical Communal Theatre, inaugurated in 1881.

The new Library houses an historical archive containing the important "Cabrei", historical maps belonged to the Pepoli family.

Puppets are strongly linked to the traditions of these lands and to the commedia dell'arte, and Crevalcore has dedicated a museum to them (temporarily closed).

Just as interesting as the historical centre of Crevalcore is its vast territory, scattered with extraordinary country villas, here called "castles" temporarily closed: Palata Pepoli, with its notable porticoed courtyard and beautiful doors in rococò style; Galeazza Pepoli, constructed around the imposing 16th century tower; Bevilacqua, a typical Bologna senatorial recidence and Ronchi, composed of a 16th-century noble house and an elegant 18th-century church with an elliptical layout, now belonging to the local council.

A few kilometres away stands the Oratory known as La Rotonda, commissioned by Maria Vittoria Caprara as an ex voto and built between 1765 and 1768 by the architect Fancelli, a student of Dotti.

More information

  • Distance from Bologna: 31 Km.
  • Altitude: 14/23 m.
  • Inhabitants: 13.465 (updated January 1st 2016)
  • Market day: Tuesday
  • Patron Saint: San Silvestro (December 31st)
  • Hamlets: Bevilacqua, Bolognina, Caselle, Galeazza Pepoli, Palata Pepoli and Sammaritini.

Recurring events

  • Flower Festival: first Sunday after the beginning of Spring
  • Quattro passi nel Medioevo, at Villa Ronchi of Bolognina: beginning of May
  • Naturalia, festival dedicated to natural products and treatmentsi: first week end of June
  • Festa dell'estate in valle, summer festival with gastronomy, in the hamlet of Beni comunali: July
  • Fish Festival, in Galeazza: July Tortellino
  • Festival, in Bevilacqua: July
  • Fiera del Carmine, agricultural, industrial and commercial fair: third Sunday of July
  • Fierone di settembre or La Tavolata in piazza, a public feast along the town's main street: September
  • Sagra dei primi piatti, first course dishes festival, in Bevilacqua: September
  • In baraca al castel, great fun at the castle with shows, exhibitions and food, at Villa Ronchi di Bolognina: September Palata Pepoli Festival, in occasion of St. Mary's feast: third week of September
  • Festival of Flavours: October.

Guida della provincia di Bologna

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How to get to Crevalcore

By car

  • Roads from Bologna: SS 9 Via Emilia through Borgo Panigale, turn right onto SP 568 Persicetana up to Crevalcore
  • Motorways from Milano-Firenze: A1 Motorway, exit Borgo Panigale, then take SP 568 Persicetana towards Crevalcore.

By bus

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

  • Bus n. 576 Bologna-San Giovanni in Persiceto-S.Agata Bolognese-Crevalcore

By train

From the Bologna Central Station (for information on timetables and fares visit railway line Bologna-Verona, Crevalcore stop.

By plane

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is about 23 km. from Crevalcore.
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 Crevalcore.


URP - Public Relations Office
Address: Via Persicetana - 40014 Crevalcore (BO)
Ph: 0039 051 988443 - 051 988435 - 051 988438
Fax: 0039 051 988459

Opening times:

  • Mon, Wed and Fri 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Tue 8.30am-12.30pm, 5pm-7pm
  • Thu 5pm-7pm Sat 9am-12pm

Closed in the afternoon during July and August