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What to do in Castiglione dei Pepoli

Castiglione dei Pepoli, a picturesque village immersed in the greenery of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, offers an infinite number of outdoor activities.

The most popular activities are trekking and cycling trips. Guests can even rent bikes with pedal assistance for a more relaxing adventure. Or, for enthusiastic cyclers, there are many trails in the surrounding woods.

For those who prefer quieter walks, there are many opportunities to admire the natural beauty of the area, such as the panoramic paths surrounding the Brasimone, Santa Maria and Suviana lakes. One of the best known routes is the “From Lana to Seta” path.

In addition to the beautiful landscape, Castiglione dei Pepoli also offers a notable historical and cultural heritage. The Boccadirio Sanctuary and the “Rocchetta Mattei” Castle are both must-sees!

Events in Castiglione dei Pepoli

During the summer, in addition to the various local activities, you cannot miss the opportunity to try your hand at searching for the prized porcini mushrooms! This local delicacy can be found among beech, oak, and chestnut woods. There is never a shortage of events that celebrate this culinary delicacy.

Throughout the year, you will find numerous initiatives including Montagna in Fiera in August, with a wide range of local and artisanal products, as well as many other novelties. In May, there is the Spring Festival, an event entirely dedicated to nature, flowers, fruits, plants, and gardening. And finally, in October, enjoy the flavors of autumn by taking part in the delicious Tartufesta! A unique opportunity to experience another local delicacy, the truffle, and fully immerse yourself in the charm of the area.

Half-day trips

Castiglione dei Pepoli

Castiglione dei Pepoli is a small town located about an hour south of Bologna. Let’s find out more about what to see and do in the heart of the Bolognese Apennines.


2 min

brasimone lake

A beautiful lake in the heart of the Bolognese Apennines with an altitude that varies from approximately 400 to 1,200m.


11 min

suviana lake

Lake Suviana is the largest lake in the province of Bologna and one of the largest in the Emilia-Romagna region.


27 min

Rocchetta mattei castle

The “Rocchetta” rises majestically into the sky in all its mystical, magical splendor.


34 min

Full day trips


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