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Piazza XX Settembre archaeological excavation


The recent paving works of Piazza XX Settembre allowed discovering and studying a mediaeval neighbourhood of the XIII century, demolished around half of the XIV century to create the defensive space for the "big fortress" that was being built. The archaeological excavation (up to now the most important of the region in a mediaeval context), has also brought to light wall structures of the 14th century fortress, which developed toward the occidental wall. 


Address: Piazza xx Settembre, 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

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Several wall stretches of the 14th century defensive building, especially in Via Castelfranco, are still visible today.

Excavations of Piazza XX Settembre, heart of the thermal town, were finalised at the end of 1998.

Today the archaeological site, that had remained open before the eyes of everybody for one and a half year, is no longer accessible, as the paving of Piazza XX Settembre, completely remade, has entirely covered the archaeological site. However, a publication, a video and hundreds of pictures testifying the big works were made. We suggest to contact the Group for the Valorisation of Sillaro Valley in order to get information on this archaeological excavation.

Info on the Tourist location

UIT - Ufficio di Informazione Turistica del Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme - Tourist Office

Piazza XX Settembre, 3 - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

Tel: +39 051 6954137; Fax: +39 051 6954141


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am-1.30pm; Thursday 3pm-5.45pm.
Closing days: Sunday and Holidays.  
Services: Information on where to stay and where to eat; maps and brochures of museum, events and places to see; information on exhibitions, theatres, events, fairs and congress, local markets.

Area: Castel San Pietro Terme, Vallata del fiume Sillaro, Medicina, Castel Guelfo.


URP - Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico del Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme - Public Relation Office

Piazza XX Settembre, 3 - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

Tel: +39 051 6954154; Fax: +39 051 6954141


Last update: 19-09-2012