distance: 16 km
Located in the valley floor, the town of Marzabotto has an ancient history that dates back to the times of the Etruscans and even earlier. In fact, here stood the Etruscan city of Kainua, with its two large city temples, the streets oriented according to the cardinal points, the houses that developed around a central courtyard, while, at the top of the Acropolis there was a sacred area that today it emerges in a very suggestive way from the wood. The visit of the archaeological area is completed with the National Archaeological Museum of Marzabotto which traces the history of the Etruscan settlement from its origins to its abandonment in Roman times. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an ancient urban space made up of houses, temples, streets, workshops and tombs.
Furthermore, the town is sadly famous for the Marzabotto massacre carried out during the Second World War. In 1989 the Monte Sole Historical Park was established: a name so beautiful that it hides a terrible memory. In 1944 this place, on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines a few kilometers from Marzabotto, was annihilated by a Nazi-Fascist massacre: hundreds were executed on that occasion, including elderly men, women and children.