A town of the Bolognese Apennines situated on the border with the province of Pistoia, the new Municipality of Alto Reno Terme includes the territories of Porretta Terme and Granaglione. It is easily accessible also with the train from the Central Bologna station (1 h).
The city of Porretta Terme is a noted thermal site and a holiday center, renowned for its sulphurous and salsobromoiodic thermal waters already famous in Roman times.
The thermal baths, as well as offering different health and wellness services, are also a place of cultural meetings and other initiatives, like the fascinating guided tours of the underground springs.
The village of Porretta Terme is also an ideal starting point for naturalistic excursions in the greenery of the surrounding mountains and hills where suggestive towns are situated.
The 19th-century Church of the Immacolata, known also as “Chiesa dei Frati”, is located in Porretta Terme. Inside there is one of the most famous existing mechanized nativity scenes.
In Castelluccio there is the Manservisi Castle, an interesting example of Romane architecture.
The Porretta Soul Festival in the most prestigious European event entirely dedicated to soul and rhythm & blues music and it's held in July.
A suggestive medieval village, Castelluccio is located over a ridge from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys. A short distance from the village, with a refreshing walk in the greenery, you can reach Madonna del Faggio, a small sanctuary of the 18th century nestled in a beechwood.
Granaglione, a mountain town which consists of 10 villages located in a semicircle, is located in the green, cool valley of Randaragna covered by dense woods. In the surroundings you can visit Casa Calistri and Lustrola with its houses built of stone.
Is also of note is Capugnano, an ancient town which gave birth to Guglielmo Marconi’s father and the painter Giovannino.