Provincia di Bologna

Bridge upon Sillaro


Castel San Pietro Terme territory is crossed by via Emilia, the consular road which crosses the whole region, built by Romans in order to extend and colonise their empire.
One of their original handmade works is the Bridge upon Sillaro, where have been found a couple of huge mile posts dating back to the first setting of via Emilia by Marco Emilio Lepido, some stone blocks belonging to the monumental bridge on the consular road, restored in 100 A.D. according to the will of emperor Traiano.
These remains testify the importance of this place in the historic itinerary since the first centuries A.D.
The bridge has not been damaged in the centuries by atmospheric and war events.


Address: Via Emilia Levante - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

How to get there

How to get to Castel San Pietro Terme


The Bridge upon Sillaro is outside the town, going along via Emilia towards Imola.

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 Until Second World War on via Emilia route still existed the first arcades of the bridges which crossed Gaiana and Quaderna Streams.

They did not have the same chance as Bridge upon Sillaro had because they have been mined and blown up.

At present we have some important documents consisting in old photographs and archive documents.

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: 01-08-2012

Edited by Area Imolese