What to See
Corte d’Aibo is very close to many places of interest.
Bologna and Modena are both a thirty minutes drive away and are amongst the most important Italian cities for art, history and culture.
There is also a predominant presence of the motor industry in this area that has led to it being known as Motor Valley home to great names such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati.
The area surrounding the farmstay, although less known, boasts breathtaking views over the valley and hills beyond.
Driving alone the windy hill roads and through ancient villages you will encounter the medieval hamlet of Monteveglio and its splendid Abbey that dominates the entire valley of Samoggia.
The Abbey was a gift from Countess Matilde di Canossa to the inhabitants of the territory who had vigorously defended the papal troops from the attacks of Henry IV Imperial armies.
The construction of the Rocca di Bazzano is also attributed to the Countess although its current appearance is of the Renaissance period; it was in fact Giovanni II Bentivoglio ,of the powerful Bolognese family, who transformed the building into a noble dwelling destined for Summer residence.
Castello di Serravalle with its Renaissance tower and castle, which was owned by the Boccadiferro family until the end of the 19th century, is also well worth a visit.
Just a few kilometres away from the farmstay there are several places of diverse historical interest to visit…ranging from Etruscan ruins to WWII memorials to the significant and dramatic events that took place here on the Gothic Line.
This is only a brief summary but the list is much longer…from Modena to Bologna, from Vignola to Porretta Terme, the Apennine territory teems with sites of historical, artistic and naturalistic interest.
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