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Located 18km away from Imola, Fontanelice is the green town in Santerno Valley. The historical urban structure dating back to Middle Ages is still visible in its town center revolves around Piazza Roma and the fountain, symbol of the town.

Why visit it

Fontanelice is rooted along Santerno River, whose banks welcome visitors from all over the Imola area: the river oasis in Fontanelice features BBQ stations and a risto-bar. It is also possible to admire the rocky formation of Riva dei Cavalli (Horses' Cliff), one of the most impressive geosites of the territory

When to go and what to see

To escape the summer heat, Fontanelice offers the refreshment of this bathing area of the Santerno River.

Don't miss

The famous architect Giuseppe Mengoni, who worked on the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery in Milan, was born in Fontanelice; here the Mengoni Archives still preserve the original documents about his works.

Keeping fit

The territory of Mordano, Imola, Casalfiumanese, Borgo Tossignano, Fontanelice, Castel del Rio is crossed by Santerno Cycle Route: a scenic bike ride for any kind of cycling tourist who wishes to be surrounded by nature. Santerno Cycle Route is a mixed trail of gravel and paved roads, connecting the plain of Imola area to the Appennines, from Mordano to Castel del Rio.

Significant appointments

The traditional event is on Easter Monday when Fontanelice organizes Piè Fritta Fest, with the local delicacy of fried dough.
Also Calici di Stelle on Saint Laurence's Night is a must: good wine, good music and shooting stars.

In the surroundings

The nature of the Gypsum Vein Regional Park with the visitors center La Casa del Fiume, and Castel del Rio with the War and Gothic Line Museum.

Imola with International Racetrack Enzo e Dino Ferrari, the Thermal station of Castel San Pietro Terme and the enchanting hamlet of Dozza.

Editorial Staff

Redazione Area imolese

Last update 30/09/2021

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