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Official Tourist Information Site of Imola's Area

Bell Tower of the Holy Crucified Sanctuary


The bell tower features a massive basement surmounted by a floor with three-light windows and large windows with balconies. 
It is crowned by a small dome with clear-coloured ribs standing out against the brickwork covering. 
The ground floor houses a pneumatic system which operates the tower's main attraction, a set of 55 bells. 
Hung at different levels, bells were cast by the Brighenti firm from Bologna on a project by Giulio Gollini. A 33-bell carillon was inaugurated in 1930 together with the bell tower. In 1934 other 22 bells were added.  
A group of local young people oversees the partly restored carillon. For a few decades, it has periodically spread its harmonious and unique tolling all over the town.


Address: Piazza XX Settembre - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

Opening hours: The bell tower can be visited from outside only. Contact the Parish of St. Maria Maggiore to go inside the bell tower and see its 55-bell carillon.

How to get there

How to get to Castel San Pietro Terme


The sanctuary is in the main square, next to the Town Hall.

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: 05-09-2012