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San Giovanni in Persiceto

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San Giovanni in Persiceto is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bologna, northern Italy.GeographyLocated in north of its province, near the borders with the ones of Modena and Ferrara, San Giovanni in Persiceto is surrounded by the municipalities of Anzola dell'Emilia, Castelfranco Emilia (MO), Castello d'Argile, Cento (FE), Crevalcore, Sala Bolognese and Sant'Agata Bolognese.HistoryMiddle AgesThe most ancestral records claim the town was first populated by Gauls, but later occupied by the Romans. The area appears to have been depopulated after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The flooded plain remained uncultivated until under the rule of the Exarchate of Ravenna, when lands again were drained. The Byzantines also built a defensive line in the territory against the Lombards, but c. 727, under King Liutprand, the Lombards overran the Castrum Persiceta. In the 728 Liutprand created the duchy of Persiceto. It is likely that the village formed as the traditional Borgo Rotondo (Round Village) under this new rule. With the fall of the Lombard Kingdom in 774 the early-medieval district of Persiceto (later San Giovanni in Persiceto), that stretched up to stream Samoggia, fell under the rule of the County of Modena, then the Abbey of Nonantola exercised its power on the territory, and since the 9th century it was handed over to the County of Bologna. Likely that around the half of that century the parish church of San Giovanni was built by the Bishops of Bologna.
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Side trips from San Giovanni in Persiceto

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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Abbazia di Polirone ©
Religious Site
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in San Giovanni in Persiceto

Torre Civica ©
Observation Deck
Torre Civica
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santuario di Santa Clelia ©
Church
Santuario di Santa Clelia
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Parrocchia San Giovanni Battista ©
Church
Parrocchia San Giovanni Battista
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Palazzaccio
Architectural Building
Palazzaccio
1.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in San Giovanni in Persiceto

Porta Vittoria detta Porta di Sopra ©
Historic Site
Porta Vittoria detta Porta di Sopra
2.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in San Giovanni in Persiceto

Porta Marcolfa ©
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1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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