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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Casalecchio di Reno: – Casalecchio di Reno is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. It is located between the plains and the hills of the Apennines, and it is crossed by the Reno River. Here is a possible introduction to Casalecchio di Reno Italy: – If you are looking for a place where history, nature, and culture blend together, Casalecchio di Reno might be the perfect destination for you. This town is home to the oldest hydraulic work in Europe still in operation: – the Casalecchio Sluice, built in 1208 to regulate the water flow of the Reno River and its canals. The sluice is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Messenger of the Culture of Peace. You can visit it and learn about its fascinating history and engineering. Casalecchio di Reno is also a great starting point to explore the surrounding natural beauty. You can cycle along the Reno Canal, which connects Casalecchio to Bologna, or hike up to the Colle della Guardia, where the Sanctuary of San Luca stands. You can also enjoy the Lido of Casalecchio, a park with a beach on the river, where you can relax and practice canoeing. Casalecchio di Reno is not only rich in history and nature, but also in gastronomy and traditions. You can taste the local specialties, such as the “strichetto”, a handmade pasta like butterflies, or the “risotto de gò”, a rice dish with goby fish. You can also join the festivals and events that celebrate the town’s identity, such as Effetto Blu, the festival of water, or the Festival of Curious Taste, which showcases creative recipes based on typical dishes. Casalecchio di Reno is a town that will surprise you with its charm and diversity. It is easily reachable by water bus from Venice, and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Come and discover this colourful and authentic place in Emilia-Romagna.

Parco di Villa Marullina is a small and peaceful park in the center of Casalecchio di Reno, The park is part of the historic Villa Marullina, a 19th-century residence that belonged to the Marulli family, a noble and influential family in the area. The park has a variety of trees, plants, and flowers, as well as benches and paths where you can relax and enjoy the greenery. (Photos 1-2) – Via Calzavecchio is a street in Casalecchio di Reno which runs from Via Guglielmo Marconi to Via Bazzanese. (Photos 3-4) – Via Guglielmo Marconi is a street in Casalecchio di Reno which runs from thr roundabout on the SS64 to Via Giuseppe Mazzini. (Photos 5-6-7-8) – Piazza del Popolo is a square in the town of Casalecchio di Reno It was built between 1926 and 1931, when the theater that overlooks it was erected. The building was originally a Fascist headquarters, then a People’s House, and finally a theater, named after the actress and native Laura Betti in 2015. Piazza del Popolo is a place of cultural and social events, such as concerts, festivals, markets, and exhibitions. It is also a meeting point for locals and visitors, who can enjoy the view of the Reno River and the historical buildings that surround the square. (Photos 10-11-12) – The SS64 is a state road in Italy that connects Bologna and Pistoia, passing through the Apennine Mountains. It is also known as the Porrettana, because it follows the ancient Roman road Via Porrettana. The SS64 starts in Bologna, near the Parco Talon, and ends in Pistoia. (Photos 13-14-15-16-17-20)

Ponte sul Reno is a bridge over the Reno River in Casalecchio di Reno. It is a historical and architectural landmark, dating back to the 12th century. It was originally built of stone, then rebuilt in brick and fortified with towers and battlements. It was used as a strategic point for the defense of Bologna and the control of the river traffic. Ponte sul Reno is a popular attraction for tourists who want to admire its ancient structure and enjoy the scenic view of the river and the surrounding hills. It is also a place of cultural and social events, such as concerts, festivals, markets, and exhibitions. (Photos 15-16-17) – Parco Fluviale Riva Reno is a river park along the Reno River in Casalecchio di Reno, a town near Bologna in northern Italy. The park is a natural oasis where you can enjoy the scenery, relax, walk, bike, or even swim in the river. The park also offers a view of the Chiusa di Casalecchio, a historic dam that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the 12th century. (Photos 21-22-23-24-25) – Parrocchia di S. Martino is a parish church in Casalecchio. It is located in Via de’ Bregoli. The church is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, a 4th century bishop who is famous for his charity and his conversion of pagans. The church has a simple and elegant facade, with a rose window and a bell tower. The interior is decorated with frescoes, paintings, and statues of saints and angels. The church also hosts cultural and social events, such as concerts, festivals, markets, and exhibitions. Photos (26-27-28-29-30) – Via Panoramica is a street in Casalecchio di Reno. It is a scenic road that offers a view of the Reno River, the Parco della Chiusa, and the hills of Emilia-Romagna. (Photos 31-32) – Via Canale is a street in Casalecchio di Reno which runs from Via Porrettana to Via Francesco Chierici. (Photos 34-35-36-37)

Parco “Romainville”- Centro Socio Culturale “2 agosto 1980” is a public park and a social and cultural center in Casalecchio di Reno. The park is named after Romainville, a commune in the suburbs of Paris, France, which is twinned with Casalecchio di Reno1. The center is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Bologna massacre, a terrorist bombing that occurred on August 2, 1980, killing 85 people and injuring more than 2001. The park is a green oasis in the urban area, with trees, flowers, benches, and playgrounds for children. The center is a meeting place for the local community, offering various activities and events such as music, theater, art, workshops, courses, and festivals. (Photos 38-39) – Ponte della Pace (Bridge of Peace) is a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Reno river in Casalecchio di Reno. The bridge was inaugurated in 2004 and is a symbol of peace and solidarity between people and cultures. The bridge is also an architectural masterpiece, designed by engineers Massimo Majowiecki and Andrea Papetti, who won a competition for the project in 1998. The bridge has a unique structure, with two steel arches supporting a suspended deck with cables, resembling a pair of gondolas. The bridge is 97 meters long, the same length as the Torre degli Asinelli, one of the famous towers of Bologna. (Photo 39) – Via G. Garibald is a street in Casalecchio di Reno which runs from Circolo Ricreativo Arci Tripoli to Piazza Degli Etruschi. (Photos 41-42-43) – Giardino Pubblico Carlo Venturi is a public garden in Casalecchio di Reno. The garden is named after Carlo Venturi, a local politician and journalist who was born in Casalecchio di Reno in 1878 and died in 1960. The garden is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the nature, with trees, and flowers. (Photo 44)

Casalecchio di Reno Cusine: – It is a town with a rich culinary tradition, influenced by the Emilia-Romagna region and the nearby city of Bologna. Here are some of the types of food that are special to Casalecchio di Reno:- Fresh handmade pasta:- is one of the gastronomic specialties that Casalecchio celebrates every year in its “Festa dei Sapori Curiosi” (Festival of curious taste). Among the handmade pasta, the “strichetto” stands out, a handmade pasta type similar to butterflies, which also boasts a Confraternity in Casalecchio. Brazilian barbecue:- is another type of food that is popular in Casalecchio di Reno, thanks to the presence of a large Brazilian community.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Parco di Villa Marullina to Giardino Pubblico Carlo Venturi
Approximately 2.05 km – 1.27 miles

The walk starts in Parco di Villa Marullina – Via Calzavecchio – Via Guglielmo Marconi – Vialetto, Card. E. Righi Lambertini – Via Guglielmo Marconi – Via Giovanni Pascoli – Piazza del Popolo – Via Porrettana – Via Enrico Fermi – Via Porrettana

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Parco Fluviale Riva Reno to Giardino Pubblico Carlo Venturi
Approximately 2.16 km – 1.34 miles

The walk starts in Parco Fluviale Riva Reno – Via de’ Bregoli – Parrocchia di S. Martino, Via de’ Bregoli – Via Panoramica – Vicolo de Santi – Via Porrettana  – Via Canale – Parco “Romainville” – Passerella sul fiume Reno, Casalecchio di Reno – Via dei Mille – Via Giuseppe Garibaldi to Via Esperanto – Walk back along Via Giuseppe Garibaldi to Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Giardino Pubblico Carlo Venturi