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Rampart of Sant'Andrea parish church


Pieve di Sant'Andrea is a tiny village located on the top of a hill (123 m a.s.l.) overlooking two streams, Sellustra and Ponticelli.

The existence of this village is documented since 1031. Pope Onorio II mentions it in a bull of 1126 as one of the possessions of the Curia of Imola.

In 1365 Bolognese people conquered the village, but they were forced to give it to Alberico from Barbiano in 1405. In 1412 the Alidosi kept it until the 16th century, when it passed under the Holy See.
The Romanesque church, built around 1400, stands on the border between Imola and Casalfiumanese. The borderline is marked by a row of diversely coloured stones running from the door to the high altar. The church opens on the last Sunday of September for the feast of the Madonna of the Rosary.
The ruins of a square layout fortress with four ramparts are still visible. Ludovico Alidosi built it in the 15th century. Its western round tower is 10 m high and it features well-preserved corbels, machicolations, loopholes and a barbican. The nearby road called "Le Fosse" (literally: the hollows) indicates that it was once filled with water and used as a defence for the castle.


Address: via Pieve Sant' Andrea - 40020 Casalfiumanese (BO)

Opening time: Last sunday of september.

How to get there

How to get to Casalfiumanese


From Imola, drive along the Highroad Montanara (S.S. 610) as far as Ponticelli (5 km past Imola) and turn into Via Pieve Sant'Andrea.

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East of Pieve Sant'Andrea stands another small village, Cà Pedriaghe. Originally named "Valpithriaga" (valley with gullies), it can be reached running along the road lining the stream Ponticelli.
Some notarial deeds mention Ca' Pedriaghe in 1185 and 1224. In this area stands Torre Pedriaghe, a 14 m tower built by the Alidosi in the 14th century. The tower is well conserved and has several defence elements including rifle-holes. A barrel-vaulted room on the ground floor gives access to the tower through a trap door.

Info on the tourist location

Tel.: +39 0542 22492

Referente per Bastione di Pieve Sant'andrea: Don Varani (Istituto Diocesano Sostentamento Clero - Piazza Duomo, 1 Imola)

Last update: 20-09-2012