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Places in historical and artistic value in LIZZANO IN BELVEDERE (BO)

Title Giovanni Carpani Ethnographic Museum
DescriptionThe museum is one of the three venues for the visitors of the natural park “Parco Regionale del Corno alle Scale”. It includes five sections all related to the culture of local people in the mountains. The main display is dedicated to chestnuts, the most important food staple of these ...
AddressLoc. Poggiolforato - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Sanctuary of the Madonna dell'Acero
DescriptionIn the past, the sanctuary was named after the Beata Vergine delle Alpi (the blessed Virgin of the Alps) and it has been one of the most popular and interesting churches of the area. Built in 1535, it is located 1,200mt above sea level.A legend says that two young shepherds, of which one was ...
AddressVia Madonna dell'Acero - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of the Saints Giacomo and Anna
DescriptionThe church is dedicated to the Saints Giacomo and Anna. It dates back to 1832 and was built on the site of an old oratory that had been erected in 1736. The building has a Greek cross plan and the central dome features fascinating paintings depicting the four evangelists; the church houses an ...
AddressLoc. Pianaccio - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of San Nicolo'
DescriptionThe church was rebuilt on the ruins of a previous building which perhaps dated back to 950. It has a portico with three arches, built in the XVII and XVIII century, and an imposing bell tower. From 1378 to the XV century it was part of the bishop’s see; then it became part of the parish of San ...
AddressLoc. Monteacuto - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Parish of San Mamante
DescriptionThe parish of San Mamante is quite ancient and the earliest written documents about it date back to the Lombard Kingdom. From the XV century till the second half of the XVII century the church was modified various times; the current building was redone between 1911 and 1935. There are very few ...
AddressVia della Pieve - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of San Pietro
DescriptionThe church of Vidiciatico was built in 1882-1884 next to the ruins of an older church, of which the apse and a bell town are still visible.San Pietro was elected parish in the second half of the XIV century; it included two other oratories of the area: the oratory of San Rocco in Vidiciatico and ...
AddressPiazza XXVII Settembre, 10 - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of Santa Maria Assunta
DescriptionThe Romanic church has one aisle and was built around the X-XII century. It is made of sandstone, with the apse facing east; the building is in good preservation order and features a sloping roof, a barrel vaults ceiling and three small single lancet windows. This is the only church is the area ...
AddressLoc. Gabba - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of San Martino
DescriptionThe XVII century church was probably built on the ruins of a much earlier one. This is the only church in the area to feature a pseudo-crypt, possibly later re-used as an ossuary. It houses a beautiful polyptych with seven paintings and a painted kneeling-stool; both date back to the early XVII ...
AddressLoc. Rocca Corneta - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of San Lorenzo
DescriptionThe old village of Grecchia dates back to the XI-XII century and developed around a defensive tower, which was later transformed into a bell tower. Numerous landslides have deteriorated the building to the extent that it is now impossible to access it, therefore visitors are asked to keep at a ...
AddressLoc. Grecchia - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of the Beata Vergine di San Luca
DescriptionThis church was built in the spot were a sacred image of the Madonna had been placed; originally, it was the sanctuary of migrants. The building has a rectangular plan, with a wide apse and two chapels on the sides. The main altar houses a well preserved image of the Virgin. The church was built ...
AddressLoc. Querciola - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Church of the Beata Vergine del Carmine
DescriptionThe church was built in 1662 and paid by an affluent local inhabitant named Pier Giuseppe Fiocchi. It has three altars: the main one is dedicated to the saints Pietro and Eustachio, which are depicted on a canvas without the frame, the second one is dedicated to the Beata Vergine del Carmine ...
AddressLoc. Chiesina - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of San Rocco
DescriptionThe oratory was built in 1631 to house the papier-mâché statues of the Saints Rocco and Sebastiano; they were deemed responsible for the miraculous end of the 1630 plague which hit 23,000 people in Bologna and 18,000 in the province. The whole area was harshly hit by the plague and legend wants ...
AddressVia Panoramica - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Ca' Gianninoni
DescriptionThis XVIII century oratory lies in the small village of Cà Gianninoni, not far from the village of Madonna dell'Acero; the building has been recently restored. It houses a beautiful painting on wood that was commissioned by the local priest Don Giorgio Franzaroli around 1770. The patron saint is ...
AddressLoc. Cà Gianninoni - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Fiocchi
DescriptionThe oratory has an interesting façade with a sandstone niche decorated with a pattern of flowers; originally this niche housed an icon that is now missing. The small bell tower has a bell gable, the only example of this kind in the area, together with that of the oratory of San Rocco in ...
AddressLoc. I Fiocchi - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Poggiolforato
DescriptionThe oratory was rebuilt after the last war after the original building fell down.
AddressLoc. Poggiolforato - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Ca' Julio
DescriptionThe oratory dates back to 1600; the interior features a beautiful hemispheric apse and the outside was recently restored. The wooden trusses are supported by two local sandstone columns; this kind of structure is quite unique in the area.
AddressLoc. Chiesina - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Sant'Antonio Abate
DescriptionThe oratory dates back to the beginning of the XIX century and was build on top of a large rock. It is open on Saturday afternoon at 16:00, when the holy mass is being celebrated, although opening hours can occasionally vary. The oratory was restored with a technique that preserved all its ...
AddressVia Madonna dell'Acero - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Ronchi
DescriptionThe oratory is located in the small village of Ronchi and is named after the Saint Bartolomeo and the Madonna Assunta. This interesting XVIII century building can be visited upon request.
AddressLoc. Ronchi - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Ca' Gabrielli
DescriptionThis XVII century oratory lies in the recently restored village of Cà Gabrielli. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary. Its front loggia and the spring are worth of mention.
AddressLoc. Cà Gabrielli - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratorio di San Rocco
DescriptionTutta la zona rimase gravemente colpita dal morbo e si racconta che gli appestati, ormai prossimi alla morte, per non essere di contagio agli altri, andavano nel campo sottostante il paese, scavavano una fossa e vi si adagiavano in attesa della fine. Deliberato l'acquisto delle due statue, ...
AddressFraz. Vidiciatico - Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratorio di Maenzano
DescriptionL'oratorio, dipendente dalla pieve di Lizzano, sorse per volontà di Don Carlo Tonielli come da suo testamento olografo del 1900. Il progetto venne presentato il 15 agosto 1904, ma fu soltanto nel 1919 che l' oratorio venne inaugurato. All' interno vi sono un quadro a stampa rappresentante ...
AddressLoc. Maenzano - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratorio della Rovina di Rocca
DescriptionL'oratorio presumibilmente dedicato a S. Francesco è visibile solo dall'esterno, in quanto di proprietà privata. Fu eretto dalla famiglia Castagnoli nel XVIII secolo; la facciata ha due finestre monofore ogivali e una lapide in marmo sulla porta d'ingresso che recava un'iscrizione non più leggibile.
AddressLoc. Rocca Corneta - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Monte Pizzo
DescriptionThe oratory is located just on top of a mountain and unfortunately cannot be visited inside. It is dedicated to San Giovanni Gualberto, the patron saint of forest rangers. It was built in 1951 in a sort of “alpine” style, all made of stones; its panoramic location overlooks the valley of the ...
AddressLoc. Monte Pizzo - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Sasso
DescriptionSasso is a small village not far from Lizzano; an old document from Nonantola mentions it as "Saxo Ciliano" as early as in 753. Its oratory is dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata; it houses a precious sculpted holy water stoup and a unique system allowing the statue of the Madonna to be moved ...
AddressLoc. Sasso - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratory of Pozzo
DescriptionThe oratory was built in 1948 and is dedicated to the Madonna Addolorata; it is located in the road that runs from Lizzano to Sasso and it bears the name of the village. The oratory is only seldom open; it can normally be found open on the Monday after Easter.
AddressLoc. Pozzo - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Oratorio del Monte Pizzo
DescriptionE' visibile solo esternamente poiché si trova sulla cima del monte, il patrono è S. Giovanni Gualberto protettore dei Forestali. Fu edificato nel 1951 in stile "ALPINO" , cioè con il tetto a punta. Di quest' oratorio non si può dire niente di particolare poiché è di recente costruzione per cui ...
AddressMonte Pizzo - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Fulling-mill
DescriptionThe fulling-mill was located near Panigale di Sotto and Panigale di Sopra, in the same building of a mill (the ‘Mulino di Sotto Vecchio’); the XIX century structure was operated by the water mill power and its function was related to the manufacturing of textiles produced in the area as well as ...
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Marchioni forge
DescriptionThe forge lies nearby Panigale (in the locality of Fosse di Sotto), where the brooks Freddo and Sasso meet; the forge has an ancient forge hammer and bellows that operated with water. The mill also operated an outdoor saw.
AddressLoc. Le Fosse - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Iron forge of Panigale di Sotto
DescriptionThe iron forge houses two forge hammers that are still working; it mainly produces farming tools made of metal scraps from the National Rail. It is owned by the Lenzi family, relatives of the Petroni family, long-time owners of the forge in Panigale di Sopra. This forge and the one in Panigale ...
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Iron forge of Porchia
DescriptionThe forge is one of the oldest in the province; it was established in 1826 and it is housed in the same building of the mill. It operated with coal, which was stored in specific deposits nearby. Originally it was owned by Succi business company, who later sold it to the Petroni family; the ...
AddressLoc. Porchia - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Muletrack in Pianaccio
DescriptionThe muletrack runs between the village of Pianaccio and the ancient village of Fiammineda. It still features original stone slabs and is partly immersed in a beautiful wood with big chestnut trees. In the woods it is possible to see an interesting old rural building, which used to feature an ...
AddressLoc. Pianaccio - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Iron forge of Panigale di Sopra
DescriptionThis forge is one of the oldest in the region; a document related to the trade of coal, held by the Petroni family, testifies that the forge belonged to Succi business company and was linked to the forge in Porchia. The building still houses all the original features and a forge hammer in good ...
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Sasso
DescriptionSasso lies just few km from Lizzano; the ancient village is already mentioned in 753 as "Saxo Ciliano" in the famous document known as “Diploma di Astolfo”. The XIII-XIV century town hall has an interesting portal with a round arch; it was restored in 1449 and indeed this date is inscribed on a ...
AddressLoc. Sasso - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Fiammineda
DescriptionThe ancient village dates back to the XVI century; the architrave of a building’s window bears the inscription ‘1644’ with a Malta cross inscribed into a circle. Today the village is abandoned and there is a very special atmosphere because the buildings are well preserved. This village overlooks ...
AddressLoc. Pianaccio - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Porchia - mill
DescriptionThis mill has four millstones and a horizontal wheel; the structure is only partially preserved and it has been in used until the late ‘40s or early ‘50s. One of the millstones produced enough power for the electricity used in the village of Lizzano. The basin and the turbines are still visible.
AddressLoc. Porchia - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino della Ruota - mill
DescriptionThis mill is located on the road between Lizzano and Sasso. The name allegedly originates from a metal wheel built by the owner. It is quite an old building; in fact it is mentioned in the Papal State land register.
AddressLoc. Pozzo - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Taccaia - mill
DescriptionThe mill is located about 2km from Lizzano, on the brook Silla; the early XX century building has been carefully restored and is in excellent preservation condition. The building bears a curious memorial stone in memory of the ‘war of Filippi’ over the mill.
AddressLoc. Taccaia - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Panigale di Sopra - mill
DescriptionThis mill probably existed before the iron forge was installed; the arches, now blocked out, might be a trace of this earlier building. A window above the portico bears the inscription ‘1566’, a date that probably relates to the mill.
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Panigale di Sotto - mill
DescriptionThis area was occupied by a mill before the iron forge was built; the forge was then moved when it required a wider building.
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Sotto Vecchio - mill
DescriptionThe mill is located between Panigale di Sotto and Panigale di Sopra (today the area is generally known as Panigale) and features the original structure and portico. The mill grinded wheat for several years, until it was transformed into a mill for lime; the flour mill was then transferred into a ...
AddressLoc. Panigale - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino delle Fosse di Sotto - mill
DescriptionThis mill is located near Panigale. It includes all the original features, including the sifter; it is activated by wheels that are linked to the millstone, featuring a special system with a metal cylinder.
AddressLoc. Le Fosse di Sotto - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Sanbuccione - mill
DescriptionWhen these areas were poor and people suffered from lack of food, chestnuts were considered one of the most important food staples, because they grow generously and are easy to preserve over the months of the year; for this reason mills were fundamental institutions within these communities. ...
AddressVia Sanbuccione, 3 - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino del Capo - mill
DescriptionThis is one of the oldest mills in the area; it included a dryhouse and a workshop that mainly produced bells for sheep. The forge had a very interesting system for humid air. The mill is still quite well preserved and has some typical local, in particular from the Dardagna valley, architectural ...
AddressVia del Molino - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino della Piana - mill
DescriptionThe mill lies on the border of the municipality of Fanano. It is still intact and used to generate electricity.
AddressLoc. La Piana - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Ca' Julio - mill
DescriptionThe mill is well preserved with the original wheel; it features the building that grinded lime and the one that was used to produce electrical power for household consumption (one of the earliest in the area). The Farneti brothers owned it in the past and were the first ones to substitute lime ...
AddressLoc. Chiesina - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Sotto - mill
DescriptionThe name indicates its lower location with regards to the village; the mill operated with a set of flat vanes and was a sawmill.
AddressVia Mulino di Sotto - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino della Squaglia - mill
DescriptionMonteacuto’s inhabitants used to bring here chestnuts (dried and peeled) and cereals (home grown or bought). The nice stone building has been recently restored; it is covered with slabs of sandstone and still has all the original architectural features allowing the collection and flow of water.
AddressLoc. Monteacuto - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino della Piastra - mill
DescriptionThe name of the mill originates from the location, a rocky hill on top of which Rocca Corneta is built. It is a nice building that produced electricity until not long ago; it was connected to the new mill which is still working on the road. The mill’s portico features an interesting sculpture of ...
AddressLoc. Rocca Corneta - 40047 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino delle Macchie - mill
DescriptionThe mill took the place of the oldest mill ‘Mulino di Trignano’; it still has all the original features and it was quite modern when it was built, compared to the standards of the time. The owners opted for four millstones, instead of the usual three; they also built a workshop whose machines ...
AddressLoc. Rocca Corneta - 40047 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Mulino di Sopra or Vecchio Mulino -mill
DescriptionThe former mill is located in the village and used to operate thanks to a large wheel which is still clearly visible; the mill was used to produce oil about two centuries ago. Later on the building was transformed into a hotel and then into a residence for tourists.
AddressVia Mulino di Sopra - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title La Torre - The Tower
DescriptionThe XV century tower lies in the small village of Sasso, not far from Lizzano. In the past it housed the headquarters of the county established in 1517 by Pope Leo X for Galeazzo Castelli. It was part of a Medieval defensive system including the castle of Monte Belvedere and the fortresses of ...
AddressVia Pozzo-Sasso - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title The "Delubro"
DescriptionThe “Delubro” is a Lombard VIII-X century building that lies next to the church of Lizzano in Belvedere. This pre-Romanic temple has a somehow eastern architecture and is one of the oldest monuments in the province. It has an elliptic plan and a semi-spherical ceiling; its stone walls are very ...
AddressVia della Pieve - 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Belvedere Castle
DescriptionThe castle lies in the homonymous mountain, on the Apennines between Emilia and Tuscany; the panorama from here is breathtaking. The position of the castle is strategic; it was built here in 1227 as a defence against the aggression of the emperor Frederick II, who aspired to conquer towns such ...
AddressLoc. Monte Belvedere - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title The tower of Rocca Corneta
DescriptionThis XIV century tower has been recently restored; it lies in a striking landscape. Its location shows the strategic position that it occupied in the Middle Ages. The top part of the tower houses a bell.
AddressLoc. Rocca Corneta - 40040 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Sentiero d'Arte 1994 - 1994 art trail
DescriptionThe art trail was created in 1994 and features a number of sculptures by established and international artists; the art works are displayed outdoor along a trail in the woods, some of which near the track CAI 327. The art trail features work by: Graziano Pompili ("Poeticamente abita l'uomo"), ...
AddressLoc. Pian d'Ivo - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO

Title Sentiero d'Arte 1997 - 1997 art trail
DescriptionThe 1997 art trail features sculptures by: Franco Franchi, Oriana Ompei, Marco Biagini, Silvia Carnevale Miino, Francesco Finotti, Andrea Galvani, Jeannette Lampacher, Polona Maher, Giovanni Ruggiero, Andrea Salvatori, Gianfranco Silvestrin and Alessandra Stivani. The artistic director of the ...
AddressLoc. Canala - 40049 Lizzano In Belvedere BO