Foto automobili Lamborghini scattate all'interno del Museo di Sant'Agata Bolognese - foto dell'archivio MUDETEC

Sant'Agata Bolognese

The name Sant'Agata comes from the Patron Saint, while "Bolognese" reminds the disputed location of the town situated half way between Bologna and Modena.

Sant'Agata Bolognese is a lovely plains village, 6 kilometres from San Giovanni in Persiceto, known the world over for the automobile producers, Lamborghini and its Museum listed in the "Land of Motors circuit".

In the historical centre, you should not miss a visit to some of the most significant monuments in the Bolognese territory. The Parish Church, as well as housing a portrait of Sant'Agata attributed to Guido Reni, contains the detached frescoes of the Oratory of the Spirito Santo (Holy Ghost), masterpieces of 16th-century art. Created around 1520 by artists of refined Raffaello-esque style (the names of Nicolò dell'Abate and Bagnacavallo have been suggested), the frescoes consist of life-size figures of the Redeemer and the Apostles. In 1905, the Oratory was declared a national monument, as was the village tower. It can be visited with prior booking.

The Bibiena Theatre is also very interesting, one of the territory's small jewels. The main feature of this theatre is how small and intimate it is (only one hundred seats in elegant stalls), a characteristic which has led to the choice of particularly cultured activities.

A few kilometres from Sant'Agata, there is Nonantola and its Abbey, visiting which means crossing once more into the territory of Modena.

More information

  • Distance from Bologna: 26 Km.
  • Altitude: 18/26 m.
  • Inhabitants: 7.291 (updated January 1st 2016)
  • Market day: Thursday
  • Patron Saint: Sant'Agata (February 5th)
  • Hamlets: Crocetta and Maggi

Recurring events

  • Antique market "Svuda la canteine", (empty the cellar): second Saturday of eache month.
  • Sunday farmer market: first Sunday of every month
  • Befane (a witchlike figure associated with Epiphany), traditional burn of the old woman, in Maggi: January 5th.
  • Festival of Sant'Agata: February
  • Carnival floats parade: last Saturday of Carnival time
  • Flowers Festival and hand pushed Barrows' Race: first Sunday of Mat.
  • May Fair: last Sunday of May
  • Potatoes festival: first Saturday and Sunday of July
  • Sonica Bassa Music Festival: second week end of June
  • Otesiafest, Beer and Flavours festival: second half of September
  • White Night at Porta Otesia: second half of September.

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Guide to the province of Bologna - Valley itineraries

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How to get to Sant'Agata Bolognese

By car

  • Roads from Bologna: SS 9 Via Emilia, after Borgo Panigale turn towards SP 568 Persicetana in the direction of San Giovanni in Persiceto and drive up to Sant’Agata Bolognese
  • Motorways from Bologna: A1 Motorway, exit Borgo Panigale, turn right onto SP 568 Persicetana in the direction of San Giovanni in Persiceto and drive on till Sant’Agata Bolognese.

By bus

From the Bologna Bus Station, ATC Public Transport Company (for information on timetables and fares visit

  • Bus n. 576 Bologna-S.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, San Giovanni in Persiceto stopn, then bus n. 576 to Sant’Agata Bolognese.

By plane

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is about 22 km. from Sant’Agata Bolognese.
The BLQ Airport shuttle 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 Sant’Agata Bolognese.


City of Sant'Agata Bolognese - Economic Development Service
Address: Via 2 Agosto 1980 n.118 - 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO)
Phone: 0039 051 6818931 | 0039 051 6818921 | 320 4297387
Fax 051/6818950

Opening times:

  • Tue 9am-1pm Thu 9am-1pm, 3pm-5.30pm
  • Sat 10am-12.30pm