Main town in the Reno Valley, on the banks of the homonymous river and along the State Route 64 Porrettana. The Municipality area is quite big and includes both fluvial and mountain areas. The first historical records of Vergato are dated from the Twelfth century when, after the death of Matilde di Canossa, it became one of Bologna’s domains. It was a place of secondary importance because it depended on the village of Liserna but it gradually became independent because of its position, favourable to exchanges. From the beginning of the Fifth century, Vergato became the seat of the “Capitanato della Montagna”, a peripheral body of Bologna's government, which was placed in the building which nowadays is the Town Hall. In the region there are some villages that are particularly interesting from the historical-architectural point of view. For example, the ancient villages of Calvenzano and Montecavalloro and the building in Costonzo. Near the village of Cereglio there is the Parish of S. Pietro di Roffeno, one of the most important Romanesque buildings in the Bolognese Apennines. Regarding modern architecture, there is the Church of S. Maria Assunta in Riola, designed by the famous Finish artist Alvar Aalto. Vergato received the "Medaglia d'oro al Merito civile" for what it suffered during the Second World War: there were 23 air bombings and the population was evacuated. Even if Vergato is mainly a commercial and service centre, it is characterized also by important agricultural products, such as Parmesan and potatoes.

Villages: Amore, Calvenzano, Castelnuovo, Carbona, Cereglio, Lissano, Pieve di Roffeno, Pioppe, Prunarolo, Riola, Susano, Tabina, Tolè

Area (Km^2): 60
Altitude (msl): 154/983
Inhabitants (on December, 31st 2003): 7204
Area Code: 051
ZIP Code: 40038
Weekly market: in Vergato on Mondays In Tolè on Sundays from May to October

Town Hall: tel. 051.6746711
Traffic policemen: tel. 051.6740838
Carabinieri: tel. 051.6745200
Corpo Forestale dello Stato: tel. 051.911086
Firefighters: tel. 051.6740971
Financial Police: tel. 051.910082
INPS: tel. 051.6746911
Vergato Pharmacy : tel. 051.6740435
Tolè Pharmacy: tel. 051.919019
Hospital: tel. 051.6749111
Comunità  Montana (Association of mountain municipalities) Alta e Media Valle del Reno: tel. 051.911056
Pro Loco Vergato: tel. 051.6740252 Pro Loco Cereglio: tel. 051.915150 Pro Loco Riola: tel. 051.916845
Pro Loco Tolè: tel. 340.8306436
Email: <a href="mailto:urp@comune.vergato.bo.it">urp@comune.vergato.bo.it</a>
<a href="http://www.comune.vergato.bo.it">www.comune.vergato.bo.it</a>

Distance from Modena Km 66 Distance from Bologna Km 38
Highways: A1 (Bologna Firenze) exit Sasso Marconi, SS64 A1 (Firenze Bologna) exit Rioveggio SP 24

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