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Bobbio is situated on the left bank of river Trebbia, in an area rich in water and settlements since the Neolithic era. The numerous finds testify the presence of various populations: Ligurians, Celts and after 14 B.C. the Romans. The nucleus of Bobium rose in 14 B.C. but its history is inextricably linked to the one of the Abbey of San Colombano founded by the cenobite monk Columbanus who reached it in 614 when it received this territory as a gift from the Langobard King Agilulf. It was a donation of great political significance as Bobbio controlled the great caravan route, the salt road, that from Piacenza, along the Valtrebbia reaches Genoa - a cornerstone of the Byzantines. In Bobbio, Columbanus found only a small-dilapidated church, dedicated to Saint Peter, and decided to restore it. The convent rapidly became populated: already in 643 it counted 150 monks. The first houses inhabited by citizens rose around it. The Abbey of Bobbio, with its schools, its library, his Scriptorium and its economic organization, quickly became a political power too. Bobbio possessed goods in Valtrebbia, Val Staffora, Val Tidone, val d'Aveto, in the Liguria region, Monferrato and the Langhe, and arrived also at the gates of Turin, around Lake Garda, from Salò to Bardolino, on the Lakes of Mantua, in Piacenza, Ravenna, Genoa, Lucca and Pavia. A rich feud in which the manorial system reached its perfection. The area, on which the inhabited part develops, is bordered by the River Trebbia and dominated by the Sanctuary of Madonna del Penice, which is located on the namesake mountain. The heart of the village has maintained the medieval architecture perfectly intact. The symbol of the village is Ponte Gobbo (or the Devil’s bridge), entirely built in stone in Roman times, with a particular profile consisting of 11 irregular arches. The bridge connects the village to the other side of the river and from it, with a brief and suggestive walk on its 'bumps', you can admire the profile of the village, the Monte Penice and the territory surrounding the Trebbia. In the shops of the old town centre, you can find many typical products of the area, from local wines to jams or organic honey produced by local companies. But also a wide choice of local meats or sweets and bakery products such as tasty salty donuts or the famous almond cake, or even the fragrant porcini mushrooms picked on the surrounding mountains and the truffles. Instead, for those who are looking for a handicraft souvenir in Contrada dell’Ospedale you will find the workshops of carpenters and local artists where you can find artefacts or paintings depicting picturesque corners of the city. In addition to being rich in art and culture, Bobbio boasts a long series of typical local dishes (that represent the culinary tradition of Piacenza) that have been handed down from many generations, and represent another typical feature of the socio-cultural melting pot that benefited from during the centuries. You should taste the maccheroni alla bobbiese, fresh pasta handmade by using a knitting needle dressed with a stew sauce. The snails alla bobbiese, traditional Christmas Eve dish that you can often find in the winter period and the delicious brittle made with almonds and sugar with which the skilled hands of local producers know how to make surprising shapes. And also pine nuts with ricotta or pìn (in dialect pé da lésa: slide foot, for the typical shape), green gnocchetti with ricotta cheese, traditionally served with a mushroom sauce; brachettone alla bobbiese (bràcton, a stuffed pig’s trotter made with pork shoulder, pickled or aged).

Municipality of Bobbio
Province of Piacenza
Emilia-Romagna Region

Inhabitants: 3.577
Altitude center: 272 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Bobbio
Piazza San Francesco - 29022 Bobbio PC
phone +39 0523962815

Emilia Romagna: the village of Bobbio, land of snails at the Bobbiese.

The unique Ponte Gobbo, the Trebbia, the Abbey of San Colombano, the Duomo, the alleys of the historic center, the monastery of San Francesco, the Malaspina castle, the salami, the maccheroni alla bobbiese and the snails.

Recipe: Bobbio's Maccheroni

Typical speciality of the village of Piacenza, macaroni at the bobbiese are a dish known since the Middle Ages

Oltrepò Pavese treasures: Penice route on a motorcycle

Oltrepò Pavese on a motorcycle: mysticism, natural and architectural beauties. Our itinerary starts from Varzi, passing through Bobbio.

Recipe: Bargnolino the typical liquor in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza

With this recipe, we leave aside the burners, in order to get ready for the arrival of the autumn with Bargnolino, a typical liquor of the Parma and Piacenza tradition.

Next or present Events

  • San Colombano
    23-11-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-11-23 2018-11-23 Europe/Rome San Colombano Bobbio

  • Snail Festival
    09-12-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-09 2018-12-09 Europe/Rome Snail Festival piazza duomo Bobbio

    piazza duomo

    From 09:00 |

  • Christmas markets
    09-12-2018
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2018-12-09 2018-12-09 Europe/Rome Christmas markets piazza duomo Bobbio

    piazza duomo

    From 09:00 |

  • Crunchy-in collaboration with the craftsmen of the crispy
    16-12-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-16 2018-12-16 Europe/Rome Crunchy-in collaboration with the craftsmen of the crispy Bobbio

    From 15:00 |

  • Santa Claus Parade
    24-12-2018
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 Europe/Rome Santa Claus Parade Bobbio - Largo Rio Grande Bobbio

    Bobbio - Largo Rio Grande

    From 16:00 |

  • Race of Santas
    24-12-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 Europe/Rome Race of Santas Bobbio

    From 17:00 |

  • Ar teator Dra Familia Bubièiza-Comedy dialectal
    From 28-12-2018
    To 30-12-2018
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2018-12-28 2018-12-30 Europe/Rome Ar teator Dra Familia Bubièiza-Comedy dialectal Auditorium Santa Chiara Bobbio

    Auditorium Santa Chiara

    From 21:00 |

  • Greetings under the tree-New Year in the square
    31-12-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-31 2018-12-31 Europe/Rome Greetings under the tree-New Year in the square Piazza Duomo Bobbio

    Piazza Duomo

    From 22:30 |

  • 11th ed. Nativity Scenes on display
    From 24-12-2018
    To 06-01-2019
    Exhibitions

    Add to calendar 2018-12-24 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome 11th ed. Nativity Scenes on display Largo Rio Grande
    In the streets of the city
    Bobbio

    Largo Rio Grande
    In the streets of the city

Past Events

  • Discovering Bobbio, guided tour of the city's beauties
    22-10-2017
    Festival

  • Snail Festival and Christmas market
    10-12-2017
    Snail Festival and Christmas market
    Feasts

    29th Festival of the snail with stalls of the delicious product of snail and tasting offered by the town and Christmas markets, with objects Christmas, entertainment for children, in the suggestive setting of the ancient village of Bobbio.

  • Santo Stefano Concert
    26-12-2017
    Concerts

    Cathedral, 9.00 pm

  • Carnival Bobbiese 2K18
    From 11-02-2018
    To 18-02-2018
    Carnival

  • Fiera di San Giovanni 2018
    From 15-06-2018
    To 17-06-2018
    Expo

  • Palio of the Contrade 2018
    From 23-06-2018
    To 24-06-2018
    Historical reenactments

  • Burraco Tournament for Charity
    13-07-2018
    Festival

    Piazza Santa Fara

  • From 14-07-2018
    To 15-07-2018
    Meetings

  • 25 ° Classicissima ' Bobbio-Passo penice ' 14th Roberto Ferracuti Trophy-Cilistic Road race
    15-07-2018
    Sports

    H: 8:30 Piazza XXV Aprile-Meeting
    H: 9:30 Piazza San Francesco-Departure

  • Re-use Market
    21-07-2018
    Street markets

    Piazza Duomo

  • 4 ° ed. Children in Trebbia
    26-07-2018
    Sports

    Swimming competitions, water games and canoeing
    the river Trebbia-Loc. Sedan

  • Presentation and parade classic cars and special cars
    28-07-2018
    Exhibitions

    Piazza Duomo

  • Re-use Market
    29-07-2018
    Street markets

    Porticato Abbazia

  • Ireland in music
    From 26-07-2018
    To 29-07-2018
    Ireland in music
    Festival

    Piazza San Colombano

  • 19th Trophy Antonio Renati-Bobbio-Passo Penice
    From 28-07-2018
    To 29-07-2018
    Sports

  • Re-use Market
    04-08-2018
    Street markets

    Piazza Duomo

  • Pine Tree Festival
    From 04-08-2018
    To 05-08-2018
    Feasts

  • Gospel-Concert ' Spirit Gospel Choir '
    09-08-2018
    Concerts

    Piazza Duomo

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    15-08-2018
    Culture

    Cultural walk-Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Booking compulsory 388-7941706

  • Color Night and fireworks display
    15-08-2018
    Festival

  • Artre-Creative craftsmen in the square
    16-08-2018
    Exhibitions

    Piazza Duomo

  • Feast of Saint Rocco
    16-08-2018
    Religious occurrences

    Santa Maria di Bobbio

  • Beer Festival and Batarò
    17-08-2018
    Feasts

    Mezzano Scotti

  • Festival Ultimaprovincia
    17-08-2018
    Festival

    Piazza Duomo

  • Bobbio Film Festival
    From 04-08-2018
    To 18-08-2018
    Shows

    Projections cloister of the abbey of San Colombano

  • Re-use Market
    18-08-2018
    Street markets

    Piazza Duomo

  • Late summer Polenta
    From 18-08-2018
    To 19-08-2018
    Feasts

    Piazza Santa Fara

  • Beer Festival and Batarò
    24-08-2018
    Feasts

    Mezzano Scotti

  • Course of engraving on Glass
    25-08-2018
    Meetings

    Inscriptions and Info: Silvia faini 347 6854455-silviafaini@ymail.com-www.silviafaini.com

  • Man-Horse Challenge
    25-08-2018
    Festival

    Bobbio Ponte Gobbo

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    26-08-2018
    Culture

    Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Reservation required 338-7941706

  • Maccheronata under the Stars
    01-09-2018
    Feasts

    Porticato di Piazza Santa Fara

  • 02-09-2018
    Sports

  • Castagnate of the Ra Familia Bubièiza
    From 07-09-2018
    To 14-09-2018
    Feasts

    Piazza San Francesco

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    16-09-2018
    Culture

    Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Reservation required 338-7941706

  • Tree Holiday
    21-09-2018
    Festival

    Loc. le vallette di Ceci

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    23-09-2018
    Culture

    Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Reservation required 338-7941706

  • XIX Grape Festival-mushroom and Truffle exhibition
    07-10-2018
    Festival

  • Agricultural market and Campagnamica market
    07-10-2018
    Street markets

    Piazza Duomo

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    07-10-2018
    Culture

    Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Reservation required 338-7941706

  • Discovering Medieval Bobbio
    14-10-2018
    Culture

    Meeting at IAT-cost €5
    Reservation required 338-7941706

COMMENTS :
 
Where to eat

'Taverna al Castello' Restaurant

Via Libertà, 12, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
41.16 Kilometers from Bobbio

Municipal Winehouse of Castell'Arquato

Piazza del Municipio, 2, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
39.20 Kilometers from Bobbio

Where to shop

La Rocca Delicatessen

Via Caneto, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
40.52 Kilometers from Bobbio

Casa Benna

Loc. Casa Benna, 3 - 29014, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
40.31 Kilometers from Bobbio