A town of the Bolognese Apennines, Marzabotto is situated in the valley of the river Reno, not far from the place where the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua sto.
The city of Marzabotto, awarded the Gold Medal for military valor, is a very important place for Italian history and beyond. In the center of the village stands the Shrine that houses the remains of the civilian victims and partisans who died as a result of the ferocious massacre carried out by the Nazifascists.
This community, situated in the heart of the Apennines, is famous for the remains of an Etruscan city dating back to the 7th and 6th centuries B.C, known as "Misa".
The Archaeological Museum, where objects found on the site are preserved, is of particular interest.
The Pompeo Aria National Etruscan Museum houses an important exhibition that can be admired by participating in the guided tours organized throughout the year. A short distance away, the archaeological area of the ancient city of Kainua represents an exceptional testimony to the Etruscan civilization.
The Parish Church of San Lorenzo di Panico, dating back to the 12th century, rises north of Marzabotto and is considered one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings of the Bolognese Apennines. Of value is the apse with prized architectural ornamentation.
The protected area of the Historical Park of Monte Sole is the ideal place for a walk to discover the fascinating colors of the Apennine flora. Inside it houses the path of the "Memorial" which, passing also from the Poggiolo Visitor Center, goes past the symbolic places of the massacre and the summit of Mount Sole with the stele in memory of the partisans sacrificed in these valleys whifighting against the fascists during World War II.